The ride of a lifetime

A WRC+ All Live subscriber enjoyed the thrill of his life at Vodafone Rally de Portugal after winning a passenger ride alongside Teemu Suninen during the pre-event shakedown.

WRC Promoter and the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team joined forces to offer the once-in-a-lifetime experience when WRC+ All Live was launched in January. All platform subscribers were eligible to win the prize.

Raphael Hack, who lives in the same region of Belgium as rally winner Thierry Neuville, won the chance to be strapped into Suninen’s Fiesta for an exhilarating run through the 4.6km Paredes shakedown stage.

The run proved to be the fastest that the Finn set during his shakedown session.

Raphael alongside Teemu

“It was amazing! The grip, the acceleration, the braking – I didn’t know you could go around corners that fast,” he told WRC.com when he arrived at the stage finish.

“It’s only my first time in a rally car. I sat in the seat and said nothing, but I was smiling the whole time!”

A keen follower of the WRC, Hack is a regular visitor to ADAC Rallye Deutschland and attends events in Belgium.

As well as enjoying a thrilling passenger ride, WRC Promoter also provided Hack with travel to Portugal, accommodation, VIP hospitality and behind the scenes access to WRC TV.

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