The Tarmac Specialist: An Extinct Species?

WRC Tour de Corse 2004 - 17/10/2004 - Photo : DPPI / CLAUDE SAULNIER
  • wrblog

    Great stuff, as usual by Jason. I would maybe add Dani Sordo to the list of drivers capable of top results on tarmac, even though this list could go on and on, especially if we expand to regional or national championships as well. Did someone say Jean Ragnotti?

    • m s

      Or Bryan Bouffier? 2nd last year in MC.

      • Jason Anthony

        Bouffier is an interesting one. Was that result in MC a flash in the pan? He hasn’t done much since then despite getting a few rides in the works Hyundai… He was great in the tarmac heavy IRC/ERC, but is he good enough for the WRC?

  • Jason Anthony

    I agree about Sordo, but I think that he is still in the WRC because he proved that he could hold his own on gravel as well. If he hadn’t been able to produce somewhat respectable results on gravel, I think he’d be gone by now.

  • Anders Nilsson

    Very boring with too many gravel rallies the 2002-2003 seasons with 4 tarmac rallies added more diversity. So next year we will only have 1 genuine tarmac rally? Think they should bring back Sanremo to compensate and why not replace rally Poland with a tarmac round in Czech republic?

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