Teams are likely to go with soft tyres, but if they need to find some time, hard tyres are an option here, although they are seen as something of a gamble. With frequent route changes also a feature, the Rally Poland is an event which really keeps drivers on their toes.
The Rally Poland is one of the oldest in the world and also one of the quickest. The Polish event has been back in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar since 2014 and proved a popular addition to the schedule. The gravel roads are amongst the quickest that will drivers contend with all season. The rally also sees many roads lined with long grass, which can both restrict driver vision and hide obstacles.
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The reigning WRC2 champion Esapekka Lappi has impressed this year in his first season driving in the main WRC category in the FIA World Rally Championship. His rise to the top of rallying is all the more impressive when you remember that it is just five short years since he made his breakthrough on the international rallying scene at the Rally Poland.
Round eight of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees teams heading to Eastern Europe for the Rally Poland, one of the world’s oldest rallies, having first been run in 1921, but one which only arrived on the WRC calendar in its current incarnation in 2014.
ŠKODA’s success at the recent Tour de Corse has completed a clean sweep for the FABIA R5 car in FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) events. As Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger crossed the finish line to secure victory in the WRC2 category in Corsica, they ensured that a FABIA R5 has now won every WRC rally.