Rally Flashback: Wales 2002

Before each round of the WRC I'll find a classic clip from the rally for you to enjoy. Rally GB is one of the great classics in the WRC calendar, and this time I'll take you back to 2002.

We join the action on the third day. Markus Grönholm had already decided the championship in his favor, but a huge crash on day 2 made him retire from the rally. Jani Passonen also crashed in the same excact spot, but luckily his car stopped before hitting anyone. François Delecour also retired, but decided to blame his codriver. Markko Märtin leads after the second day, but only ONE SECOND behind him is Petter Solberg. Both of them fighting for their first WRC win. Former world champions Carlos Sainz and Richard Burns are fighting for the last podium spot.

The first thing I noticed while watching this classic review was the amount of legends that was still into the sport back then. Of course, Loeb and Solberg were young and only starting to win rallies, but here we have Tommi Mäkinen, Colin McRae, Carlos Sainz, Marcus Grönholm, Juha Kankkunen and Richard Burns. This year WRC had no previous world champions running a full season. Sit down and think about that for a second..


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