We have last rally of 2018 World Rally Championship season in front of us. Today teams and drivers had shakedown for a fine tuning of set up of their cars. Rally Australia is a gravel event and also very dangerous because trees are beside the road all the way. I remember some nasty accidents from that rally especially two of Francois Delacour in 2001 (Ford Focus WRC) and 2002 (Mitsubishi Lancer WRC).
I don't remember that tight season like this. Three drivers have a chance to be WRC champion at the end of this season - Ogier, Neuville and Tanak. The winner will be the fastest and the smartest guy because it's not enough to press the pedal to the floor. You have to be clever to win the WRC title.
I found two great onboard videos from today's shakedown - Seb Ogier with his Ford Fiesta WRC, and Andreas Mikkelsen with Hyundai i20 WRC.
Results from shakedown:
Credit for photo and video to WRC.com and private Youtube channel.
Great attitude from crew at @minnowsupport :)
Grab a beer and enjoy!