Tuesday, April 6, 2010

WRC Jordan 2010

Another disappointing rally for Mikko Hirvonen. A big mistake on day two cost him any chance of scoring points. He needs victories in the next few rallies if he wants to remain in contention for the driver's championship, otherwise Loeb could easily run away with it. The new points system punishes mistakes much more than the old system did.

Latvala salvaged a second place for Ford. He tried his best but just doesn't have the experience to keep up with the likes of Loeb. Petter Solberg achieved another podium finish in third place. He seems to hang on to the leaders well enough that I'm wondering if a win might be possible this year. Kimi Raikkonen scored his first points in WRC so he is definitely improving.

This rally was all about the tactics for a better road position. The slowing down tactic is easy to understand, but the shenanigans on day three was very confusing because it happened in the road sections. Almost everyone conceded that perhaps this went too far, even though it was within the rules.

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