Imagine being in a WRC car with a World Rally Champion. Fast right? Now imagine being in a WRC car with a World Rally Champion on the fastest rally of all time. Your heart’s already beginning to race. Finally, put that rally car you’re in, on snow. Well, that’s what this video will give you a taste of.
Video: Why Sweden may be the fastest rally ever
The first Rally Sweden for a couple of years has moved north in search of the rally’s traditional snow. The last one held ended up being a totally gravel-based rally.
The roads that have been chosen are fast, flowing and full of extremely high-speed sections and as a result of that and the new generation of incredibly-powerful hybrid cars, Rally Sweden could be the fastest ever. The current record stands at 126km/h (78mph) from Rally Finland in 2016.
This onboard is just from the rally’s shakedown stage, with 2019 World Champion Ott Tänak onboard his new Hyundai i20 Rally1 car. It’s a good showcase of just how fast this rally will be, and how ridiculously capable modern rally cars are. It’s like he’s driving on some ever-so-slightly slippy tarmac, not a completely frozen road.
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