Friday | 30 Oct 2015

Photo highlights from Catalunya

We’ve handpicked a selection of the best photos taken at RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada to highlight some of the unique ‘behind the scenes’ stories and personalities.

Main picture:
Pure and unadulterated joy as Andreas Mikkelsen realises he’s just won his first WRC event – a result that was confirmed by the shock retirement of team-mate Sébasiten Ogier on the event-ending Power Stage.

Storm chaser:
Spain’s gravel stages made for some spectacular action. Here, Jari-Matti Latvala’s Volkswagen Polo R is hotly pursued by the WRC’s tracking helicopter.

Smoothing the way:
Switching between gravel and asphalt dampers during the event required the teams to be fully switched on when finding the optimum set up for the conditions.

Smoking gun:
Spanish driver Dani Sordo put on a spectacular show in his Hyundai i20 WRC and delighted his local fans by finishing in an impressive third overall.

Watching brief:
Rally fans of all ages headed into the stages to watch the WRC action. Some, such as this elderly lady, opted to watch from a more comfortable vantage point.

On the edge:
Although his pace wasn’t up there with the leaders on gravel, M-Sport World Rally Team driver, Elfyn Evans, was spectacular in his Ford Fiesta RS.

Flying the flag:
The dedication of Norway’s WRC fans was rewarded with Mikkelsen’s victory. It was the country’s first WRC success since Mads Østberg’s 2012 victory in Portugal.

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