Returning to the WRC in place of Sebastien Loeb, Colin McRae's Rally of Turkey ended on the final stage of the three leg event when the alternator on his Kronos Citroen resulted in the car having to retire.
For Kronos Racing principal Marc Van Dalen, this rally without Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena was obviously difficult. "Colin and Nicky's retirement was naturally a shame for our chances in the constructors' championship," he said. "In such a closely-fought contest, every point counts. But I'm very pleased with the performance of our two young Spaniards. They've each been through a difficult period, during which we tried to help them as much as possible. Their performance here in Turkey - particularly on the final leg - proves once more that they are made of stern stuff. To have Xevi and Dani back on top form is obviously great news for all the battles that are still to come... "