[HD] WRC Rally Germany 2013 - @BunningsVideo
Rally Deutschland 2013: incl. Crash Campedelli, Jumps & Show
Dani Sordo takes his first ever WRC victory.
Leaders on the final morning of Rallye Deutschland, Dani Sordo and Carlos
del Barrio sweated blood and tears on the fourth leg to secure their maiden
World Rally Championship win. Citroën Racing thus claimed its twelfth
consecutive win in Germany, the eleventh since the rally joined the WRC
Thanks to the third place secured by Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, the
Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team has cut a large part of their
rival's lead in the Manufacturers' Championship.
The situation going into day four of the rally was straightforward enough.
With a lead of just 8/10ths of a second over Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo
had to push all the way on the two runs on the 24.58km-long Dhrontal stage.
As the roads were dry when the drivers chose their tyres, everyone went
with soft-compound Michelin Pilot Sport tyres.
In the service park, all eyes were focussed on the green and red squares on
the timing screens, which indicate the split times. The start of SS15 went
well for Neuville, but Sordo fought back to win the stage by 2.2 seconds.
"I made a minor mistake in the first few kilometres of the stage," reported
an out of breath Dani at the stop control. "It was very slippery, with
quite a lot of mud towards the end. I concentrated and pushed hard to try
and get ahead, but it's going to go down to the wire!"
At the start of SS16, in which the Power Stage bonus points were up for
grabs, Dani Sordo therefore held a three second lead over Thierry Neuville.
In other words, not a lot! Quicker on the opening two 'splits', Dani could
see his rival was slightly ahead of him by the half-way point of the stage.
Tied with four kilometres to go, the two drivers were responsible for many
a sweaty brow in the service park! In the end, Neuville faltered and went
off the road, leaving Dani to win by 53 seconds!
"It's fantastic to claim my first win after such a close fight," commented
the delighted Spaniard. "We had no choice but to keep applying the pressure
and in the end, Thierry was forced into a mistake. We didn't get off to a
particularly good start, but we all worked together to improve. We did the
hardest part yesterday, but we had to maintain our form today and that's
exactly what we did. Now that I have my first win, I want some more!"
A long way clear of the fourth-placed driver, Mikko Hirvonen wasn't
competing in the same race as the front two. Adopting a sensible pace,
dictated by the split times, he drove in controlled fashion to the end to
secure third place. On the podium for the first time since Rally de
Portugal, the Finn enjoyed the moment: "Above all, I'm pleased that Dani
has finally won his first WRC rally. Of all the WRC drivers, he's the one
who deserves it the most! My result means that the team has closed the gap
in the Manufacturers' World Championship, so the end of the season should
be interesting. It'll be my turn to win in Australia!"
"It's a great day for the entire team," concluded Yves Matton, Citroën
Racing Team Principal. "Dani has competed in so many rallies with us that
we are particularly pleased to have supported him in winning a round of the
World Championship. This win ensures that Citroën maintains its unbeaten
record in Germany and it equally shows that the DS3 WRC can also win
without Sébastien Loeb. We were right not to give up; we'll be pushing
hard in the final part of the season and have every intention of fighting
our corner right to the end!"
WRC Rally Finland 2014 - Highlights
JARI-MATTI LATVALA CLAIMED HIS SECOND NESTE OIL RALLY FINLAND VICTORY WHEN
HE WON AN ENTHRALLING EIGHTH ROUND OF THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP IN
The Finn, driving a Volkswagen Polo R, defeated team-mate and championship
leader Sébastien Ogier by 3.6sec. Kris Meeke finished third in a Citroen
DS3, a further 47.0sec behind.
Ogier won the rally-closing live TV Power Stage to take maximum bonus
points. Latvala claimed two points for second with Meeke taking one.
WRC Rally Finland 2014 - Motorsportfilmer.net
The video from Rally Finland has plenty of jumps and action this year,
Sébastien Chardonnet had a close call at Lankamaa almost scraping the door
handles on the ground! The podium ceremony is also included. Stages in this
video are Laajavuori, Lankamaa, Pihlajakoski, Painaa, Päijälä,
Mökkiperä, Surkee and Ruuhimäki