Ride along with Finnish driver Mikko Hirvonen as he pilots his Citroen WRC car through Stage 10 of the 2013 Neste Oil Rally Finland. He is absolutely flying through the woods. This footage is a pretty nice insight into a world class driver piloting a world class rally car.
*SPOILER ALERT* Citroen put together this highlight video of their time at the Neste Oil Rally Finland for this year. They continue their dominance of this season with Sebastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen placing first and second respectively. Jari-Mati Latvala was third for Ford almost 30 seconds back.
The Global Rally Cross is a new American rally cross series that is running 5 events this year that coincide with NASCAR races and X-Games in LA. The competitors run 4 at a time around a technical course with jumps, hairpins and wet sections. Check out full coverage of the first two races here. They are definitely on to a good formula for an exciting sport. A few weeks ago, Travis Pastrana invited 8 time world rally champion, Sebastien Loeb, to come join them. Loeb accepted. I think it has to do with the fact that Loeb’s former WRC rival, Marcus Gronholm, is currently dominating the series. Citroen released this video of Loeb testing the new DS3 that they’re building him for the GRC. He says it has more power and different tires from his WRC car so it requires a different driving style.