Video: Perspective Pontus Tidemand – must watch

Rally documentaries are great, no matter if they’re about the cars long gone, such as group B films, or about the young and upcoming talents. Documentaries provide unique insight into the lives of former, current and future champions, enabling us learn more about the people behind the names we see on WRC entry lists. Every WRC competitor has a story to tell and usually those stories are simply stunning to listen to. From the humble first steps, often at a very young age, to first rallies and races, first major disappointments and successes, careers of rally drivers are often as exciting as the rallies themselves. Ups and downs, bad moments and good, perfect stages and retirements, it all combines into a story of a life of a motor sports ace.

Pontus Tidemand will be the one to watch at the upcoming Rally Sweden. Former Swedish and current JWRC champion has a clear vision of what his future should bring. He is not interested in short term glory or few WRC outings. Factory seat and WRC titles are his goal. It does sound ambitious, of course, but it’s the ambition that makes you do things in this sport.

This excellent documentary follows Pontus from the first meters behind the wheel of a toy car and then small ATVs to his successes in rallykart and national rally championship, en route to claiming the 2013 JWRC title.

You really should watch this film, made by Niklas Nilsson. And after you do, set your eyes on Pontus for Rally Sweden – he will be doing his very best behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, no doubt about it. If his 2013 performance is any indication, you should seriously consider Pontus for your results prediction for Rally Sweden.

Thanks for the tip Helene Gilleby.