The first day of Rally Jordan has also come to an end. The standings of the top 10 at the moment:
Kimi didn't even bother to take off his gansta cap and shades. I saw a short video of him putting the stuff on and he put the gladiator helmet right over his cap. ROFL! :lol:Kudos to whoever managed to convince the drivers to get into the gladiator outfits. Especially Kimi! :lol:
The drivers in the World Rally Championship have called for a qualifying session on the eve of events to decide the running order. This week's Jordan Rally has been run with consistent and controversial manoeuvring from Ford and Citroen to get their drivers in the best place on the road. Six-time world champion and Jordan winner Sebastien Loeb said the drivers have come up with a way of improving the situation for all concerned.
"It's boring for us to talk about this, we don't want to anymore," said Loeb. "We have to look at the way we can change the situation and all of the drivers are talking about one possibility, to have shakedown which will be qualification for the rally.
"We should all do four laps in the order of championship. The first three laps are to clean the road, then on the fourth lap we take the time and the driver with the fastest time can then chose his position for the first day [of the rally]. After that, the leader of each day can chose his position for the following day. Then it's fair for everybody, we would all start at equal chances to win. On the sport side, this is fair.
"This would also make some interest for the shakedown stage. It will make a good story for the media and stop this problem. This could work for a two-day rally because on some events, we spend two days doing nothing really, just playing tactics and then on Sunday we have the race."
Mikko was way out of the points so playing with his "starting position" wouldn't really hurt.Well, something needs to be done, as the tactical manipulations of both manufacturer teams in Jordan were absolutely disgusting...but all within the rules. It's just not right, I felt especially sorry for Sebastien Ogier having to sacrifice a potential podium finish. Bleghh! If there were more manufacturers competing at the WRC-class level it might help to put a stop to this, but the series just doesn't have enough appeal or make enough economic sense, it would seem. It's so frustrating! it's all wait and see if the new regs next year can change anything.....
Oh, and congratulations to Kimi for scoring his first points in the WRC and not destroying his car! Woohoo!