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09 February 2010 @ 07:13 pm
WRC 2010: Start!  
Ah, flying car icon. How I've missed using you!

Friday marks the start of the 2010 WRC season, kicking off with Rally Sweden. *happy dance* Ah, rallying, how I've missed you! I promise to be a better fan this year -- though I'm not promising to stay up all night following events. Sorry, no can do. But I will dedicate rally weekends to rallying.

Rally Sweden will have a Special Guest Star: Marcus Gronholm. That's right, the event will be graced with a drive from Mr. "It's Okay" himself! I find it somewhat odd how happy this makes me.

Also in the "oldies but goodies" category, Kaj Lindstrom is returning to competitive action this weekend co-driving for Kimi Raikkonen.

Chinese New Year, three day weekend, start of the Olympics, and start of the new WRC season. Imma looking forward to this weekend!
Yuusada: C&H Vepsayuusada on February 10th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Any word on what set of wheels Marcus will be using? He didn't do so well with a Subie last year.

Gonna love seeing how well Ken Block fares in Sweden.
Sandpanthersandpanther on February 11th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
Marcus will have a Stobart M-Sport Ford. And he did great with the Scoob until he had problems. Kind of embarrassingly so, since neither Petter nor Chris ever got that kind of performance out of that car.

Ken's not on the entry list for Sweden. He's running a limited program this year, so I'm guessing his first outing will be Mexico. Let's see if he manages to finish the first stage -- IIRC, he hasn't managed that yet. He's good, he just tends to get over enthusiastic when he gets to a WRC event.
Yuusadayuusada on February 11th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
The subie's typically all do well until something invariably goes wrong. Sorry, was that to pessimistic?

It would also appear that autoblog has deceived me. You're right, he won't be making his entrance 'till Mexico.