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Peugeot 307 WRC "Pirelli", Tour de Corse 2006 (part 11)

The Story:
In 2005 Gigi Galli was a works Mitsubishi driver, and all looked well for 2006. But in December 2005 Mitsubishi suddenly announced its withdrawal from the World Rally Championship and Gigi was suddenly without a drive.
The first two rally's of 2006 he still drove a Mitsubishi Lancer WRC car, now supported by RalliArt Italia. After those two rally's Pirelli stepped in to finance a further 4 participations in the 2006 Championship.
For the events in Corsica, Argentina and Sardinia Gigi used a Peugeot 307 WRC prepared by Bozian Racing. For the rally Finland Gigi Galli used a Peugeot 307 WRC also, but now prepared by BSA.

With the Peugeot Gigi Galli reached a career best third place in the rally of Argentina, and he was on his way to repeat this performance in the rally of Sardinia had his engine not broken.

The Kit:
The kit is one of the last WRC car kits produced by Tamiya and features the much hated die-cast chassis for "scale weight". Whoooo. I think it sucks, but the only other option for building a Peugeot 307 WRC car was the kit from Heller. Which, in effect, is a lump of plastic resembling a car. So I opted for the lesser of two evils.
Which is a bit of an exaggeration, because the Tamiya kit, though heavily simplified, fits perfectly and builds together very easily.
The standard kit depicts the works car driven by Marcus Gronholm or Markko Martin in the 2005 WRC season. For making this kit I purchased a transkit from Renaissance with the right decals for this car.
How the build progressed can be read elsewhere in this blog, so if you're interested I suggest you look over there.

The Pictures:

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