Wales Rally GB - 2012, WRC : Free Practice & Qualification

Welcome to the most exciting round of the WRC season, Wales Rally GB. Welsh forest roads witnessed the daunting spectacular action by the WRC cars this Wednesday.

In the qualification stage, Sebastien Loeb clocked the fastest time to the entire lot & got the opportunity to choose his best start position for today's tests. Petter Solberg was almost there with just a few milliseconds down the 8-time champ & Mikko Hirvonen was third fastest of the lot.

The dry conditions of the free practice & qualification gave the drivers their full confidence, which really showed in their flamboyant driving displayed by all the top drivers to clock the minimal time. Estonian Ott Tanak took a particular corner to the next level, while almost loosing the road and escaped from a mishap just by a whisker! Proton Motorsports also have their attack on two S2000 Proton Satria's, in different championships this year on the same weekend, ie., here in Wales for WRC, and in Rally Hokkaido for APRC championships.

It has split its base two car/crew Alistar McRae & P.G.Andersson with each of their core crews in either of the events, with new recruits for the weekend one each for the different events. Tom Cave would be on the second car in Wales Rally & Finn Juha Salo would be on the other car for the APRC event. The young Welsh based driver Tom it is a great opportunity for the young in his early 20's.

An excellent video of the Recce by NLP.

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Day 0 : 

Here are some jaw-dropping videos from the Qualification stage.

Citroen Racing's video:

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