Following disappointments in the previous rounds of this year’s World Rally Championship, Peugeot is hoping to showcase its car’s speed and reliability this weekend.

Following disappointments in the previous rounds of this year’s World Rally Championship, Peugeot is hoping to showcase its car’s speed and reliability this weekend.

"There is a huge will within the team to recover the ground we have lost in the championship for a variety of reasons. It's up to us now to score a maximum amount of points over the next few events,” Peugeot sport director Corrado Provera said.

"Given how we performed in Cyprus and Greece, I think we can hope for a top result in Turkey which would show the speed and reliability of our car,” Provera continued.

Next on the calendar is the Rally of Turkey, which only joined the championship last year and was “particularly difficult” and “driving conditions very delicate” Harri Rovanpera recalled.

“This year's rally takes place in the summer and it will doubtlessly be very different. The stages are globally the same, but the roads should be drier, and therefore smoother and more interesting. It's almost as though we were going to a brand new event.”

Marcus Grönholm is particularly fired up going into this event. "The last two rallies were nightmares as far as I am concerned," the two-times World Champion. "Immediately after Cyprus, I was leading the World Championship before having my win taken away from me which dropped me to 4th in the Drivers' standings. That wasn't a nice experience!”

Despite the retirement of his team late in Greece, Harri Rovanperä put in an excellent performance and the Finn is feeling particularly confident and motivated for Turkey.

"We have worked hard to prepare for Turkey and our recent results show the progress we have made over recent weeks. I am confident we can do well but it promises to be a very difficult rally. We will have to be strong and consistent over the three days," he cautioned.