Change of pace in Poland !
Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul © DPPI

Change of pace in Poland !

02/07/2015

The 7th round of the World Rally Championship promises to be the fastest in the calendar. On a race largely renewed compared to the 2014 edition, drivers should reach record speed. The Rally Poland will launch the second half of season.

88.31 : In percentage, the amount of new pace notes to be taken by co-drivers compared to the 2014 edition. The 19 special stages of the Rally will be mainly unknown for the drivers, which will undeniably increase the stakes of this 7th round.

1929 : the first date of Rally Poland, making it the second oldest rally in history which still exists today. The oldest one is Rally Monte Carlo, whose first edition took place in 1911.

136.88 : in kilometers per hour, the average speed at which drove Andreas Mikkelsen on the ninth special stage of Rally Poland last year. He traveled 12.89 km in 5 minutes and 30 seconds! During this stage, the Wieliczki, he was going at full speed for 69.63 per cent of the distance. Note that this special stage is still in the 2015 program, but with a new 5.89 km sector.

10 : the number of times  in a row that Mads Ostberg can get into the points, if he seizes a Top 10 position in the Rally Poland. This performance could allow him to keep his second place in the drivers’ championship, where he currently stands, 3 points in front of Mikkelsen.

9 : There will be nine drivers registered for the FIA Junior WRC in the Rally Poland. The Frenchman Quentin Gilbert can get away, in the overall standings, from Ole Christian Veiby, who will not be on the start line of the Polish round.

5 : Sébastien Ogier won five times the Power Stage since the beginning of the season. The French driver will have the opportunity to win this stage a sixth consecutive time during Rally Poland.

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