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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.

2017 Rally Poland - Characteristics

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.

2017 Rally Poland – WRC2 standings after Leg 1:
1. Veiby / Skjærmoen (NOR/NOR) ŠKODA FABIA R5 1:00:41.7 hrs
2. Tidemand / Andersson (SWE/SWE) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +5.1 sec
3. Gilbert / Jamoul (FRA/BEL) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +2:09.5 min
4. Guerra jr. / Cué (MEX/ESP) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +3:04.1 min
2017 Rally Poland – WRC2 standings after Leg 2:
1. Veiby / Skjærmoen (NOR/NOR) ŠKODA FABIA R5 2:20:16.4 hrs
2. Tidemand / Andersson (SWE/SWE) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +1:03.3 min
3. Gilbert / Jamoul (FRA/BEL) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +3:40.8 min
4. Guerra jr. / Cué (MEX/ESP) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +6:15.2 min
2017 Rally Poland – WRC2 Final Results:
1. Veiby / Skjærmoen (NOR/NOR) ŠKODA FABIA R5 2:53:39.3 hrs
2. Tidemand / Andersson (SWE/SWE) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +32.9 sec
3. Gilbert / Jamoul (FRA/BEL) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +4:20.3 min
4. Guerra jr. / Cué (MEX/ESP) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +7:04.9 min

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