As part of its build-up to the future Rally of Finland (between 2nd and 5th of August) Citroen Sport team took the decision to enter a C4 WRC car for Dani Sordo and Marc Marti into the O.K Auto Ralli. The rally was extremely instructive for the team but only in the first part because in the second they were forced to retire the cause beeing a technical problem.
This event was seen by the team as an opportunity to continue the development of the C4 WRC car, and for the drivers a good opportunity to gain extra experience before the big Rally of Finland.
The drivers observed that the stages are extremely fast and that they look very similar to the ones they will going to confront in August.The team said that now, they think their car is perfectly balanced and very quick in this conditions and that they felt confidence for the first time in a rally.
Too bad the Citroen did not finish the race but maybe the Rally of Finland will be a good opportunity for them to affirm in the World Rally Championship and win some points in front of the big guys from WRC like Sebastien Loeb and Toni Gardemeister.