So are we handing the title to Ogier already? Jebus. From one dominating Frenchman to another. He leads heading into Day 2. Fun Fact: This is Ken Block’s only rally of the year. He’s doing quite well. For a guy that picked up rallying as a hobby late in his 30’s, to be even on the same page as a WRC regular is amazing.
The man with legs the size of my torso talks about the man with the balls the size of watermelons. Velodrome star Chris Hoy narrates the story of WRC legend Colin McRae. “When in doubt, flatout”.
Change of the guards. I think this is the rally the torch is passed from Sebastien to Sebastien. You shouldn’t be able to lead the Swedish rally without 1. A proven rally car 2. Scandinavian heritage. Ogier is doing without either. It’s rather impressive.
Was there any doubt? Big shuffle behind Loeb on the final stages though. Some very tricky situations caught some drivers out. You know its bad when some choose to turn of their anti lag system to make it through a stage. Sad to see Novikov, Hanninen and Latvala DNF from a good positions. Latvala’s quickly turning into the modern day Mcrae. On some days absolutely unbeatable then the next round, he’ll crash out in amazing fashion.