I think the developing world has a bit of a leg up when it comes to emissions though. Europe, North America, and industrialized Asia had to bumble through the 20th century to finally figure out that fossil fuels are bad for the environment. But developing countries are already armed with this knowledge, so they can,… Read more
The problem is it isn’t just a gravel surface. It tends to be a mix of snow and gravel in seasons like this. There have been other years the snow was less than normal for Rally Sweden, but there is still enough they have to run snow tires, which have giant studs in them. The studs absolutely tear up the exposed dirt… Read more
Unless they have their phone set to “Avoid Freeways” and then I get anxious because I don’t understand why they are weaving through city streets. And then the driver gets all butt hurt and defensive when I ask why he isn’t taking the freeway and almost makes me late for my flight.
4-door Wranglers far outsell 2-door versions. Ford would be stupid not to make the 4-door a priority.
Don’t forget that Rally Chile had to be cancelled due to civil unrest in the area. So Rally Argentina was moved up in the calendar slightly. Lots of changes going on this season.
Redbull.tv has some decent recap coverage for free.
You also have to remember the bikes and quads didn’t run the 8th stage after a rider died on the 7th stage. So all of the bikes and quads are going to be way ahead of the trucks, cars, and SSVs, who all did run the 8th stage.