Spectacular and full of nostalgia, that’s Fafe Rally Sprint in short. It’s a brief yet thrilling blast through one very specific stretch of road, used as a special stage ages ago. It does not count towards overall results of Rally Portugal but that does not stop thousands of fans to line the surrounding hills and crests. For crews and teams, it’s a perfect way to show off their machinery and also test a thing or two on the cars, while fans have another opportunity to see their heroes conquering some of the most famous bits of terrain in Portugal.
Hyundai Motorsport will not only field three cars in Portugal, manned by Thierry Neuville, Juho Hanninen and Dani Sordo, but the Spanish ace will also take part in Fafe Rally Sprint as the sole Hyundai representative. Dani loves this rally show and there is no doubt he is very keen about putting a good show for the spectators. After Fafe is done and dusted Dani will have to put on a serious face and tackle the real deal, the special stages of 2014 Rally Portugal.
But first, let’s have some Rally Mexico!