All the world knows of the popularity the rally in Finland. This country has been a cradle of riders from a long time ago, because that is something we have enrolled in their culture. For this reason, the meeting that we have today would not have the best possible scenario. On one hand we have the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, a well-known competitor in the World Rally championship. On the other is a truck-Kamaz with more of a Dakar behind their backs.
A priori, are the vehicles totally different to have a nexus of union: Red Bull, your sponsor. Of them has been the idea to bring together both the well-known stage Ouninpojha of the Rally of Finland. This stretch is well-known Jari-Matti Latvala, Finnish driver who has won three times in his home. The Russian Ayrat Mardeev not know so well, but can boast of having won the Dakar in 2015.
you Just need to see the video to realize spectacularity of both vehicles. Especially attract your attention as the truck Kamaz spins and jumps with greater ease than imaginaríamos. This monster 10-ton is moving very fast thanks to the tremendous engine of 16.5-litre, which generates 1000 HP of power. Cannot compare with the small Polo R WRC just over a ton of weight and has 320 HP.
Both protagonists they talked about their meeting in the section Finnish. To Latvala he was so surprised by the behavior of the Kamaz does not rule out running the Dakar in the category of trucks in the future. “Maybe after my career as a rally should go to the Dakar and driving a truck. I know that Loeb and others have been driving cars in the Dakar, but I’m more excited by the trucks now,” said the pilot.
Source – FIA