Thursday, February 5, 2009

WRC Returns

The first rally of the WRC season was held in Ireland, not in Monaco as has been the tradition for as long as I can remember. The current economic problem has reduced the field to only four teams but there are only two manufacturers, Ford and Citroen. Subaru and Suzuki have withdrawn completely. Petter Solberg was no where to be seen and, while Chris Atkinson did race, he does not have a regular drive for the rest of season. This could be a mighty boring season.

The C4 is the best car. Loeb is the best driver. With so little competition around, I predict he will win every rally, even the gravel ones. But rallying is so unpredictable and even Loeb makes mistakes, so I'll watch the rest of the season because rallying is still a fantastic display of driving skill.

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