Challenge

  • Sandy roads ensure grip is at a premium for the early starters during the first pass through the stages. 
  • Rocks and deep ruts present an altogether different hazard for the second pass, often requiring teams to raise the ride height on their cars to avoid mechanical damage.
  • Avoid mechanical issues on the first leg. With no service during the day, car problems can cost huge chunks of time.

 

Car spec

  • Gravel suspension.
  • Pirelli’s Scorpion gravel tyre will make its WRC debut, with both hard and medium compounds available.
  • Hard or medium compounds? That’s the big tyre question for drivers searching for the best grip on the soft tracks, whilst also trying to manage the wear over a long group of stages. Or is it a mix of both?