McRae’s asphalt challenge
Aug 14, 2004
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Rally Team crew Alister McRae and David Senior will tackle their first event of the year on asphalt on the upcoming Rally Deutschland, which runs from August 20-22.
The event, based in the Trier-Baumholder-St Wendel district of Germany provides a unique challenge because of the constantly changing conditions, which vary from twisty to gravel-strewn and high-speed sweeps.
The event is particularly treacherous in the rain, because it is incredibly hard for the drivers to pick out the changes in conditions on the road surface.
McRae and Senior head into the event on a high following their third place on their last outing in the Production Cup World Rally Championship, Rally New Zealand.
They are currently fifth in the championship, 11-points off the title lead. Crucially, however, they have already dropped an event, Rally Argentina, which is compulsory under the regulations.
As a result they will count all three remaining events for their points tally, whereas most of their rivals must still drop an event, worth a potential ten points.
For this weekend their RED-run machine will be a latest specification car, which the crew has tested for three days prior to the event.
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