The WRC returns to Europe for the kick off to
the ‘season’ of gravel in the old continent. The World is facing four rallies of land in
little more than twelve months beginning with the Rally Portugal. In this aspect,
the appointment lusa has published its entry list that includes a total of
65 crews. Among them stands out the presence of 14 World Rally Cars
new generationn, an enviable participation of 20 cars in WRC2 and other
6 cars in WRC3 and a wide roster of R5 from the National
the neighbouring country.
Sebastien Ogier, Ott Tanak and Elfyn Evans will drive the three
Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17, M-Sport, although you will also be in Portugal the unit
‘private’ Mads Ostberg in the absence of Lorenzo Bertelli. Will also be four of the Citroën C3 WRC in the appointment
in the neighboring country, the whole time Khalid Al-Qassimi will compete for the first time with
the World Rally Car of new generation of the French firm. The pilot Arabic
join Kris Meeke, Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre, pilots who come to the
Rally of Portugal, pressured by the lack of results that they have accumulated a few
and others in the last few tests.
The list of World Rally Cars in Portugal the complete
Hyundai cars and Motorsport Toyota Gazoo Racing. While there is no
what’s new in the Korean company with the presence of Thierry Neuville, Hayden
Paddon and Dani Sordo, in the case of Toyota will debut its third Yaris WRC. This
form, the computer 100% Finnish is closed because by Jari-Matti Latvala
and Juho Hänninen will compete Esapekka Lappi. The young pilot is scheduled to play its first
rally with a World Rally Car. In addition, Martin Prokop, Valeriy Gorban and
Jean-Michel Raoux are listed in the WRC Trophy to compete with the World
Rally Cars specification old.
If the struggle between the World Rally Cars, and promises great emotions, will be no less intense battle in the class WRC2. In fact, 20 cars R5 are given appointment in the second category world cup, with notable pilots at their controls. In fact, Skoda competes with Andreas Mikkelsen and Pontus Tidemand, or what is the same, a pilot of a first level and the current leader of the category. As a must-attend event in the calendar of the category, do not lack almost no one and so shows the presence of Eric Camilli and Teemu Suninen with the two Ford Fiesta R5 with the colors of M-Sport.
In this aspect, it is worth highlighting the participation of the two japanese pilots mentored by Toyota, the entire time that Hiroki Arai and Takamoto Katsuta will be at the wheel of two Ford Fiesta R5 run by Tommi Makinen Racing. All in all, the class WRC2 will have a Spanish presence, any time that Dani Cué, will act as co-pilot of the mexican Benito Guerra. Also, you will be able to see it in action Fabio Andolfi with the Hyundai i20 R5, Max Vatanen with the Ford Fiesta R5 run by DMACK Emil Bergkvist and Simone Tempestini, both at the wheel of the two Citroën DS3 R5.
As we have already mentioned, Nil Solans is one of the six enrolled
in WRC3. The Spanish will go to his usual Peugeot 208 R2, with the order of
the best way to prepare the next round of the JWRC, without renouncing to fight
by the title of the WRC3. In this aspect,
his main rival will be frenchman Raphaël Astier, which has been the winner
of the two appointments in which he has competed. The other name illustrious
category is ‘Pancho’ Name, although it is worth noting the broad spectrum of cars
R5, S2000 and R4 that come directly from the National luso.