Robert Kubica on a crash course in WRC

It’s a bit strange when the very reason that halted Robert Kubica’s Formula One career has been defining his infant stint in the World Rally Championship. Not that it wasn’t already strange when he could have been racing on closed circuits in DTM but opted instead for the open courses in rallying. Now after three…

Rally Sweden: Day 4

Jari-Matti Latvala clinched his third Rally Sweden victory on Saturday, moving on top of the championship table, consolidating his position after he triumphed in each of the first four stages of the day. The Finn had a small lead of less than six seconds at the start of the day, but he ballooned that to…

Rally Sweden: Day 3

Jari-Matti Latvala led Rally Sweden from Adreas Mikkelsen on Friday after defending champion Sebastien Ogier went off on the opening stage of the day. Overnight leader Ogier admittedly made a “stupid mistake” after he lost his concentration in a slow corner in SS8 and skidded his car into a snow wall. The Frenchman then spent…

Rally Sweden: Day 2

Sebastien Ogier led Rally Sweden after Thursday’s six stages eclipsing teammate Andreas Mikkelsen’s challenge in the final leg of the day. The defending world champion won the opening two stages of the day to climb to the top of the sheets from overnight leader Mikkelsen by 8.7 seconds but the Norwegian fought back to win…

Rally Sweden: Day 1

Andreas Mikkelsen led Rally Sweden after the solitary 1.9-kilometre Karlstadt superspecial stage on the opening day on Wednesday, 0.8 seconds quicker than teammate Sebastien Ogier. The Norwegian, however, claimed to a “bit rusty” in the first couple of corners but that didn’t stop him from being the top Volkswagen driver. Ott Tanak too was admittedly…