WRC Live Radio
Presenter: Becs Williams
As we return to Rally Poland and upon seeing the HQ hotel my mind wanders back to when the WRC rolled into rally town in 2009.
There are a few memories that stand out:
The aforementioned HQ hotel could have conceivably been used in the film ‘The Shining’ such is similarity in scale and crazy carpeting. Most of the WRC community spent the week doing Jack Nicholson impressions. ‘Here’s Johnny!’….
The fans. I was blown away by the number of people who attended the rally. Walking out onto the WRC stage to host the end of day press conferences with the vast crowd in front of you, was like being at a rock concert. The atmosphere was incredible!
Fast. All the drivers talked about the speed of the stages.
The final SSS. Ford in a 1-2 position, with Mikko leading and Jari-Matti in second, the whole team waiting to welcome home the crews at the end of the stage, excitement and jubilation abound, until JML hits a concrete barrier and loses all he had fought for during the weekend. The podium celebrations with Jari-Matti and Miikka in the background trying to push their car home will stay with me forever…
…and now we are back for more!
This year of course, Robert Kubica is part of our clan and the spectating figures will no doubt rocket. Polish motorsport hero Krzysztof Holowczyc is also here in a Fiesta WRC - he was 6th overall in 2009 and is delighted to be be competing in WRC again, before he gets back to his regular cross country events.
We are delighted to broadcasting throughout the weekend and you can follow all the action win WRC Live at these times:
Thursday 26th June: 1615pm
Friday 27th June: 845am
Saturday 28th June: 745am
Sunday 29th June: 8am
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