Lana Del Rey and Skrillex soundtrack? I can deal with that. The sounds coming out of the tailpipe aren’t bad either.
I’d watch hours of these aerial views. Hairpins never looked so good.
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.
Speed’s coverage of day 2. The sweeping Helicam shots from around 10:30 onwards are amazing.
For the first time in 9 years someone not named Loeb will win the WRC championship (limited schedule). It may not seem that way with Loeb leading again this weekend at the Monte Carlo Rally. Taking Loeb away, this is the first time in years where I’m actually anxious to look at the results. I’m also glad VW is up to speed right away. Though that might be down to Ogier himself.
1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen 1h39m49.0s 2. Sebastien Ogier VW + 1m20.3s 3. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen + 1m46.7s 4. Dani Sordo Citroen + 2m01.2s 5. Jari-Matti Latvala VW + 2m32.2s 6. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport Ford + 2m50.6s 7. Bryan Bouffier PH Citroen + 2m57.1s 8. Juho Hanninen Qatar M-Sport Ford + 3m03.5s 9. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport Ford + 4m45.1s 10. Martin Prokop Czech Ford + 7m11.0s