When it comes to behind the wheel skill, I resolutely believe that the drivers of the World Rally Championship are the absolute best drivers in competition on the planet. Contesting a championship that runs on snow, ice, gravel, asphalt, cliff-side, mud, through thick forests, villages and towns and a number of other hazards (such as roadside fans) – the WRC challenges driving skill in ways that no other series dares.
While many of the WRC drivers may lack some of the technical finesse and all-round prowess of the Formula 1 circuit and the super-high speed nature of the Indy Racing League, the WRC drivers do make up for the deficit with sheer balls to wall skill.
Enjoy as Ford Focus driver and twice WRC Champion, Marcus Gronholm takes to the SS10 during last week’s Rally of Sweden in the opening round of the 2010 Season. The next rally – in Mexico – takes place in two weeks from the 5th to the 7th of March.