Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WRC 2010 Sweden

Mikko Hirvonen threw down the gauntlet in the opening rally of the 2010 WRC season. When Loeb admits defeat and settles for second place, that tells you everything about how well Hirvonen drove to score the first win of the season. Hirvonen has to keep it up, though, as Loeb is driving like he wants another title.

Sordo's early pace was a big surprise as ice and snow is not his best rally surface, but it shows how much he has improved. Latvala eventually claimed third from Sordo after he had a wild moment on day two, narrowly missing some trees. Sordo admitted that he was very lucky to get away with it.

My favourite driver, Petter Solberg had a very disappointing rally with several costly mistakes, include running into the back of Mark Wilson when they both over shot the same right hander. Solberg managed to claw himself back to ninth place which wasn't bad considering he was obviously not at his best.

The man having the most fun, was Kimi Raikkonen. As expected from a rookie, he made several errors and only finished 30th. Should be interesting to see how much he improves over the season.

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