Hirvonen stripped of his win!
The rain stricken Portugal round of WRC started off with Loeb’s retirement on Day 1.
Day 2 ended with Hirvonen leading the times and turning a page towards his first Citroen win.
He won the rally as per best times but was stripped the win thanks to a faulty clutch plate which did not make up according to the regulations.
Day 2 mistakes by Ford driver Latvala and Solberg meant Mads Ostberg won the first … Read more
Its been pouring in Portugal for last two days which has created havoc for the cars, teams and drivers.
The latest victim was Ford duo of Latvala and Solberg who after Sebastian Loeb’s retirement on Day 1 were in a position to grab maximum points for Ford.
Ford team principle, Malcolm Wilson was not very pleased with the performance of the experienced two.
Ford mistakes meant Citroen could catchup with Miko Hirvonen going to the top of standings after Day … Read more
Rally Portugal was going to be a tricky phase for both Ford and Citroen but never could you predict such drama.
Day 1 @ Rally Portugal started with some smart moves by both Ford drivers who had qualified 1-2 to start late for the track to be cleared of the loose gravel.
Latvala and Solberg (Petter) were super fast closely followed by Loeb and his teammate Hirvonen in their Citroens’
Later in the day, Loeb went wrong with his co-driver’s … Read more
2011 has been one joyride for WRC fans and contenders alike.
What makes this year special is the triple knockout to the second last race of the season.
Three of the most talented drivers in the circuit are fighting it out for the championship : Loeb, Ogier and Hirvonen.
This is when the Frenchman Sebastian Loeb has won 7 back to back championships and his involvement has been in some way stagnating the whole WRC scene. Nonetheless Miko Hirvonen has … Read more