Hey, the F-1 bunch got a sticky, why cant we? Ok, third round of the season is coming up this weekend in Corsica for the Tour De Corse , also known as the 'Rally of a Thousand Turns'. Its tarmac, so immeditaly that makes Peugeot and Citroen the faves. But the factory Citroen team is not entering this round, only Philipe Bugalski in a privateer Xsara will be entered. Tommi Makinen and Colin McRae have gotten to know the crash teams personally over the last two years in Corsica. Tommi's regular co-driver Mannisenmaki is still not healed from last years crash, so Lindstrom will still pair Tommi. For Ford, Carlos Sainz is always fast on the hard stuff, but the Pirelli tires on the Focus always seem to be down on grip from the Michelin shod Peugeots. Also of a weird note, Nicky Grist, Colin's co driver, will have a new seating arrangement in the Focus which will see him almost literally sitting on the floor of the Ford car. This is supposed to improve the handling of the Focus by literally lowering the center of gravity in the Focus, but at the same time, Grist will not be able to see over the dash of the car. Subaru and Hyundai will be using newly homologated versions of their cars also. But both will be more evolution than complete revolution of the cars. Gronholm leads the championship with 12 points, followed by Makinen with 10, Sainz with 8, and Loeb with 6. One big note is that defending Corsican champ Jesus Puras will not be participating after failing to secure a drive for the rally.