Met de Rally in Finland in het vooruitzicht
traint Hirvonen in zijn thuisland Finland, de nieuwe Ford Focus WRC
met 2007 specificaties, hieronder vertelt hij over zijn ervaring tot nu
Hirvonen had a fantastic Rally Finland
Ford Focus WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen had first experiences from '07-spec
rally car in tests at Finland. He feels very confortable for the results
as he pushed his car in very beautiful Finnish summer weather in the
begining of July.
Our new car has worked well and it also seems faster than previous
version. It all looks good, Hirvonen tells.
Ford new '07-spec Focus WRC maiden rally is WRC Finland at the begining
of August. The car looks like previous version but transmission,
suspension and weight balance has been improved.
During the rally we can see how fast this baby truly is. However I feel
like its' bit more agile and turns better to corners than the previous
version, Hirvonen analyzed.
The car is also lots of stable and better to handle in high speeds,
which is very important, he continued.
Hirvonen believes that
Ford Focus RS WRC'07 is a rally car to help him fight for the victory in
Developement work has not gone backwards.
The stage Ford used in first test day was located in Hauhanpohja. Its'
approx 30kms south from WRC Finland headquarter city Jyväskylä. The
stage was narrow and fast paced gravel road. Test team focused their
efforts for setuping suspension.
Second test day was wider and jumpy road. Hirvonen estimated that in two
days he was able to rally about 350 special stage kilometres.
First we seek good setup and then secured their work in wider, told
Eerstvolgende Rally in die van Finland
03 t/m 05 augustus 2007.
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