- Super-fast, smooth and technical gravel roads, with numerous jumps and crests, demand pin-point pace note accuracy. At such pace there is no room for error.
- Saturday’s roads were not driven last year, so drivers and co-drivers must prepare their notes from a blank piece of paper over just two practice runs.
- The speed. The last time the WRC’s drivers encountered such fast gravel roads was 10 months ago when Estonia kick-started the championship after the enforced Covid-19 break.
- Gravel suspension.
- Packed gravel roads mean Pirelli’s soft compound Scorpion tyres will be the template choice, but the hard compound version will also be available.