Fri 14 Jul 2023

Mid-season Review: WRC2

The fight for this year’s WRC2 title couldn’t be more finely balanced as the season moves into its second half – with more than 10 drivers still capable of lifting this year’s title.

Citroën’s star Frenchman Yohan Rossel started the season on a high with a magnificent Rallye Monte-Carlo, winning the event and the Wolf Power Stage after a perfect week in the French Alps. He backed that up with another asphalt success in Croatia.

In addition to those two wins, Rossel has landed a brace of fourth places which have helped carry him to a 13-point lead at the top of the table. While his pace on Tarmac remains unbeatable so far this year, the championship leader is pushing the Versailles-based manufacturer to find more loose surface pace to help him retain the top spot all the way until the end of the season.

Toksport Škoda stars Oliver Solberg and Gus Greensmith are second and third, split by just two points. The Englishman has two wins to his name, while Solberg has only topped the podium once – but the Swede has led for more stages and won almost twice the number of stages than his nearest rival.

The Fabia RS Rally2 features all the way down the WRC2 leaderboard with Kajto Kajetanowicz, Emil Lindholm and Andreas Mikkelsen rounding out the first half top-six.

With six out of seven scores to count, former champion Mikkelsen is in the best shape with just two starts (and one win – Sardinia) to his name.

With so many crews still eyeing and season-closing P1, there’s no shortage of WRC2 action to come across the next six rallies.

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