Learning to be fast is a slow process

Junior WRC drivers are the future of this sport, some of them will make it through the thick and thin and graduate to higher ranks, some will not. The process is slow, sometimes painful and it takes a lot of dedication and determination, together with friendly sponsors and reliable car. The very idea of competing on the WRC events is huge enough for these competitors, simply because nothing beats experience, nothing at all. No doubt, they all want to be fastest, but it usually does not work that way right out of the box. Instead, speed should be second to confidence and the development of the driving style and pace notes production.

When all these things combine, you can hope to start delivering results and be constant about it. The Estonian crew of Sander Pärn – Ken Järveoja is discovering just how complex the learning process is, and how many hurdles they must overcome to be able to meet their expectations.

Here’s how they see first two days of Rally Germany.

Pärn – Järveoja in a learning curve on the second day of rally Germany 2013

After the first two stages on thursday eavning Pärn – Järveoja started the second day of 2013 Rally Germany with a great battle ahead of them. Over 130 competitive stage kilometers for the newcomers on tarmac was in front of them.

Pärn – Järveoaja were on the 6th position overnight and remained on the same position after the second day. “Today was more difficult for us. Stages were harder and our notes were not the best either for those,” explained Pärn. The young Estonian added that they aimed to lose somewhere around one minute to the JWRC leaders, but the time loss were a little bit bigger. “The last stage was ok timewise, all others could have been driven faster,” added Pärn.

“We are not so happy with the pace of the second day, but we are here to learn and there is still one day ahead of us. With every kilometer we drive, we gain more experience, so that we can be faster in the furuture,” explained Pärn.

After the second day Sander Pärn – Ken Järveoja are on the 7th position. They loose 5 minutes and 20,7 seconds to JWRC leaders P. Tidemand – O. Floene.