P.G.Andersson has returned for the WRC arena after quite some break in a proper WRC car, this time with a M-Sport’s Fiesta RS WRC. Reigning WRC Academy champion and M-Sport’s Fiesta R5 test driver Elfyn Evans has been blessed with a Fiesta WRC as Nasser Al-Attiyah had other commitments to full-fill in his homeland. Polish driver Michal Kosciuszko has changed to Fiesta WRC from the Prodrive Mini WRC, thus ending the mark of the last car in the world rally stages.
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Italy is not just famous for the trademark food-pie, Pizza, but also for heritage of its motorsport and fan-base. Just before the nearing of the mid-season break, its time for some Italian narrow sandy, gravel roads high speed/adrenaline rush of two days of action filled weekend at the Sardinian island, Italy.
The pre-event practice and Shakedown that went down today in good flying colours witnessed the pace of the last event winner, Jari-Matti Latvala going fastest of the 14 WRC cars and chose [in an unique way the event organisers offered] to start 13th in the opening stage, early morning tomorrow. The two day affair of the gravel event has a total of 16 stages equally distributed with 8 stages each per day.
Here is the below onboard video of Mikko Hirvonen doing the shakedown stage. Enjoy & see you tomorrow for more report on the happening of the day’s action. Sit tight and enjoy the video.