A lot of testing are going on currently, with Rally Estonia, Rally Finland and Rally Acores close to each others. Here is a video of Norweigan Mads Östberg testing for this weekend’s Rally Estonia.
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Mini has been testing in Korpilahti the last few days for the upcoming Rally Finland. The tests were held on fast gravel roads with a lot of jumps – typical settings for the Finnish terrain. Both Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo have been driving – but Meeke’s testing have been a bit affected by an accident wounding the car and making the team return it to the team base in England for a checkup. This also means that Meeke wont start as planned in Rally Estonia this weekend, which was a part of the teams’ preparations for Finland.
Here are a few videos of the Mini tests:
Patrik Sandell and his co-driver Staffan Parmander tested before the Rally Acores this monday. At least the test roads seem really nice and fast. Question is how Patrik will perform after a doubtful start of the season where he has been followed by various problems, not least punctures. The team have now switched tyre brand to Pirelli, which they hope will solve the problem and enable Patrik to go for the win. Personally, I’m not convinced it will be enough to reach all the way to a victory, but maybe he can at least get a step closer…
Kimi Räikkönen did a massive multiple roll in Rally Mexico on the 7th stage. Unfortunately, he will not restart the rally due to the bad damages on his car. However, this is quite an expected step on his learning curve…
On the bright side of the rally, Petter Solberg holds the lead after the first day with around 15 seconds over Citroen Junior driver Sebastien Ogier. Will we see Petter winning a rally for the first time in many years? That would be amazing!
Thanks to motorstvfrance for the video.
Rally Sweden was amazing – I’ll post my reflections and photos later, probably tomorrow (Tuesday). Until then, watch some of the excellent videos posted from the event:
Thanks to eslake123, MadCowYuuko, TwitChii, Sdimm, nedbis and milkowsky for the videos.
The shakedown for Rally Sweden was ran this morning and Sebastien Loeb impressed immediately with a fastest time. In less than an hour, the rally will start at the Karlstad Super Special Stage – but until we get images from there, enjoy this video from the shakedown and a video clip from Petter in service this morning!
Thanks to Petter himself and mijn400 for the videos.