The series’ slowest gravel round brings reduced airflow and places high demands on hot engines, transmissions and brakes.
Abrasive roads and high temperatures ensure a tough time for Michelin’s hard-working tyres.
Air temperatures well in excess of 30°C provide uncomfortable cockpit conditions for drivers and co-drivers.
- Gravel suspension.
- On the rocky mountain roads, drivers may raise their car’s ride height to cope with rough conditions during the second pass.
- Hard tyres are the preferred option, but medium compounds also play a part in drivers’ strategy.