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Suzuki names pilots for Suzuki SX4 WRC in 2007

Suzuki Motor Corporation has named its drivers and co-drivers for the SX4 WRC 2007.

In the Rallye de France (12 to 14 October), French tarmac specialist Nicolas Bernardi (30) will be in the driver’s seat with Belgian co-driver Jean-Marc Fortin (39) beside him. And for the Wales Rally GB (30 November to 2 December), Suzuki has selected Finnish gravel expert Sebastian Lindholm (46) as driver and fellow Finn Tomi Tuominen (35) as co-driver.

Bernardi and Lindholm are experienced WRC pilots, so Suzuki is confident that they will deliver the desired results by the end of the year, enabling the team to fine-tune the car’s setup for 2008.

Also, Suzuki is pleased to announce that Shell International Petroleum Company Limited will be supporting the Suzuki WRC challenge in addition to its existing support for the Suzuki JRC works teams.

Nicolas Bernardi / Jean-Marc Fortin

First name Nicolas
Last name Bernardi
Nationality France
Date of birth 16th May, 1977
Debut year 1996
  • 1998 Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
  • 2004 FIA Junior World Rally Championship 2 pos
  • 2005 FIA World Rally Championship 20 pos
First name Jean-Marc
Last name Fortin
Nationality Belgium
Date of birth 4th July, 1968
Debut year 1988
  • 1990 1000 Lakes Rally A7cl/5pos
  • 2004 FIA JWRC ( with Nicolas Bernardi )
  • 2005 FIA WRC( with Nicolas Bernardi )

Sebastian Lindholm / Tomi Tuominen

First name Sebastian
Last name Lindholm
Nationality Finland
Date of birth 30th January, 1961
Debut year 1982
  • 1984 1000 Lakes Rally
  • 1997-2005 Neste Rally Finland
  • 2006 8th Finnish Rally Championship
First name Tomi
Last name Tuominen
Nationality Finland
Date of birth 8th November, 1971
  • 1999 Neste Rally Finland
  • 2004/2005 Neste Rally Finland
  • 2006 Rally d’Italia Sardegna 6 pos