The “SpeedWeek Super Special” will bring together cars representing nearly half a century of the World Rally Championship, competing in separate classes and for outright victory. There will be Group 4 cars like the Lancia Stratos, Ford Escort RS2000 and ultra-rare Ferrari 308GTB, along with the car that changed rallying forever, 40 years ago, the Audi Quattro. Following these will be the monsters of the Group B era, cars like the Lancia 037, Delta S4, Metro 6R4, Audi Sport Quattro S1 and Peugeot 205 T16. Ushering in the modern era will be the Group A cars, the likes of the Subaru Legacy and Impreza WRX, Lancia Delta Integrale and Toyota Celica GT4. Finally, the very latest and quickest cars of the WRC will also be tackling the stages with representation from Ford, Subaru and Toyota amongst others.
To test the rally stage we needed some professional help, so some calls were made, a new Toyota GR Yaris appeared and, then, one morning, WRC and Goodwood regular Kris Meeke turned up at the circuit gates to try out the course.
The tight and technical sections mixed with open corners and short straights were ideally suited to the agility of the Yaris, and Meeke’s flair… The answer is yes, a GR Yaris will do doughnuts, and with the car set to assume ‘zero car’ duties for the weekend’ you might even get to see it do some live…
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