This is Mikko Hirvonen, M-Sport World Rally Team driver, hitting 6th gear. In the gym. He says it was a bit silly kind of training, but really, is there such a thing as a silly exercise. No, there isn’t. Keeping in shape is extremely important for rally drivers and co-drivers even though they just sit in their cars, strapped tightly to the seats. Their bodies must be able to handle all the bumping and jumping and an occasional sudden stop – that’s when physical fitness comes handy.
Were you also expecting to see Mikko move that thing when he hit maximum speed?