In today’s (October 20) Ouest-France, Henri Pescarolo
has provided this reaction to Thursday’s announcement of the
2007 ACO regulations. He’s bitterly unhappy that the diesel-powered
cars have only been penalised with a 10% smaller fuel tank.
president of the ACO, in front of witnesses, made me the promise,
after the last 24 Hours, that this equivalence would be re-examined.
What has happened is scandalous. They take me for an imbecile. And
I will publish in the next few days an open letter with technical
evidence as support. For three or four years they have used me to
provide a rival to Audi and now that a second manufacturer arrives
with a diesel engine, they regard me as a spoilsport. Inadmissible!"
While other entrants ‘sit on the fence’,
for fear of losing an entry for 2007, Henri Pescarolo has come out
and said exactly what he thinks – just as he did in June,
over the pit exit problem.