Gronholm in shock rally return
Double world rally champion Marcus Gronholm is to create a shock go back to the game inside a Subaru Impreza.
Gronholm, who won world titles with Peugeot in 2000 and 2002, continues to be an periodic customer to WRC occasions since he upon the market from rallying in the finish of 2007. He’s focused on business interests and ‘ambassador’ work with his old team, Ford, although he’s made sporadic appearances in rallycross.
However, the Finn – seen by many people because the only man using the raw pace to challenge dominant five-occasions champion Sebastien Loeb – continues to be enticed into a trip on Rally Portugal in April. He’ll drive a Subaru Impreza WRC2008 for Prodrive, the Banbury-based team which ran factory Subarus before the manfuacturer’s withdrawal in the finish of 2008.
“I won’t start targeting the win, as I wish to compare my speed using the regular WRC boys within the first couple of stages,” stated Gronholm.”The key factor would be to feel confidence and pleasure, returning to a celebration which i enjoy greatly and be aware of stages very well.Inches
“We need to test the vehicle first, we must do changes, and find the correct feeling after which I’m able to say more,” he added. “I drove the vehicle a bit a week ago in Norwegian so we have another test planned in March, as well as the moment I do not fully realize where we’re. However I hope we are able to perform some tiny bit good occasions. That’s the goal.Inches
The outing is planned like a one-off at the moment. However, Prodrive is stated to become speaking to numerous manufacturers in regards to a return fully WRC this year or 2011 Gronholm will be a helpful test driver when the firm would start developing an exciting-new vehicle.