28 Jul 09
Presenter Becs Williams explains what's in store this week on wrc.com's LIVE radio service:
"You would think after eight years of travelling around the world that packing bags would get easier/less stressful/child's play. Think again. I packed and then unpacked just the once this time when I double checked the weather reports for Jyvaskyla (I thought sun, but apparently rain is forecast) and I had to return to the house twice after I had started my journey:
A. because I had forgotten my tooth brush and toothpaste and...
B. because I had left my recording equipment on the coffee table.
Granted I could have bought toothbrush and toothpaste at the airport, but I do have eight toothbrushes at home as it's the most frequently left behind article. It's hard to believe I write a list to check off prior to every event isn't it?
Okay, so I now have everything including an umbrella and flip flops (just in case of soaring temperatures) and am headed to my favourite rally of the season and my word, it has a raft of tantalising treats for us this time doesn't it? Eighteen World Rally Cars, an F1 hero in the shape of Kimi Raikkonen, a plethora of exciting drivers including Matti Rantanen and Urmo Aava and bucket loads of Pear cider - I'm feeling quite unsteady just thinking about it all!
There is sadly a downside, the charismatic Colin Clark will not be joining us 'on event' this time around but fear not, he will be joining us live from WRC central where his thoughts on everything from Rallying to hairstyling will no doubt get a good airing!
Chris Rawes will be venturing out onto the stages for us and we will have plenty of guests flooding into Finland studio to join me for a chat and cup of tea, we also have a HUGE competition starting this weekend where you could win a trip to distant lands...
The event is set to be awesome, four rounds remain and after the previous three who on earth could predict what will happen next...!"
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