A round-up of the stories that are making the news in the WRC today:
- Heaps of top-class videos from ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Here’s our pick of what’s worth watching:
1: Homecoming hero: The moment Dani Sordo arrived home in Spain - still clutching his Rallye Deutschland winner’s trophy – and was mobbed by crowds of fans:
2: Elfyn Evans special: The Welsh younger equalled his career best sixth place in Germany in an R5 spec Fiesta. Here’s how he almost beat F1 ace Robert Kubica.
3: Our full and FREE video highlights from ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Review the whole event, with more than one hour of highlights plus a selection of onboards and features – all in the video section of wrc.com.
- Mads Ostberg will squeeze in some pre-Rally Australia training this weekend with an outing on home ground. Ostberg and co-driver Jonas Andersson will drive a Ford Fiesta RS WRC at the penultimate round of the Norwegian Championship, Rally Telemark, on Saturday. Compared to the upcoming round in Coffs Harbour, Telemark is a tiddler, with just 10 all-gravel stages and 69 kilometres. Ostberg won the event in 2012, and is aiming for another win this year.
- WRC Champions Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg [pictured] will go head-to-head this weekend at a round of the European Rallycross Championship in France. Solberg, the 2003 WRC title winner, will go up against reigning champion Loeb who is a wildcard entry for the race at the Loheac circuit in Brittany.
Both will drive 600bhp Citroen DS3 SuperCars – Solberg the self-run example he is using in his 2013 campaign, with Loeb in a similar car run by Hervé “Knapick” Lemonnier. Another WRC star at Loheac is Kris Meeke. The Citroen WRC ace will make his debut at the wheel of a rallycross SuperCar driving a Peugeot 208 for Albatec Racing.