Watch this video of PG winning SS7 in Norway. Stunning! Also, don’t forget to read my interview with him in the post below.
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It became a fantastic Swedish weekend in Norway. Patrik Sandell showed everyone the pace of the Skoda Fabia Super2000 when he took the lead on the first stage and kept it to the finish – the first ever victory of the Fabia S2000 and a perfect start to the Red Bull team’s PWRC assault.
PG Andersson had to retire after a clutch problem on the second day – but he is probably still considered start of the rally for most people following Norway from start to end. In his ancient Fabia WRC he took two stage wins and showed many people, including star driver Petter Solberg, that he should have a place in the world top of rallying. It’s a shame it will probably not improve his chances of having a good drive this year, but hopefully it at least improves his position negotiating with teams for next years Super2000 introduction in the WRC.
Patrik Flodin were unlucky and went into the ditch already on day one. After that he struggled on the road – but way distant from the top placings. It will be interesting to see if his good relations with the Uspenskiy team continues even after a failure. It’s easy to be friends while winning…
Going into Rally Norway, everyone including me expected front runners to struggle on the first loop with a lot of loose snow. However, it proved quite the opposite because of a thin layer of ice on top of the snow, making them have an advantage over the later-running drivers.
But now, on the second loop – things have changed! The group N cars running in the first loop have moved some snow out on the stages making them slippery for the top runners. That means advantage for the later runners – which was immediately shown by PG Andersson, taking the stage win on SS6.