Everyone knows the popularity that they have rallies in Finland. This country has been a cradle of pilots since long ago, since it is something which are registered in their culture. For this reason the meeting we have today could not have best possible scenario. On the one hand we have the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, a well-known competitor of the World Rally Championship. On the other hand is a Kamaz truck with more than one Dakar behind him.
A priori are vehicles totally different that have a nexus of union: Red Bull, its sponsor. Of them has been the idea of bringing together both in the well known stage Ouninpojha of the Rally of Finland. This section is known well Jari-Matti Latvala, Finnish driver who has won three times at home. Ayrat Mardeev Russian you will not know it is as well, but it can boast of having won the Dakar in 2015.
You just need to see the video to be aware of the spectacular nature of both vehicles. Mostly it will get attention as the Kamaz truck turns and jump more easily than we dared. This 10-ton Monster moves very fast thanks to the tremendous engine of 16.5 litres generating 1,000 Horsepower. It can not be compared with the small Polo R WRC that barely exceeds weight ton and which has 320 HP.
Both players spoke about their encounter in the Finnish section. Latvala surprised both the behavior of the Kamaz that does not rule out run the Dakar in the truck in the future category. “Maybe after my career’s rally should go to Dakar and driving a truck. I know that Loeb and others have been driving cars in Dakar, but I am more excited about the trucks now”, said the pilot.
Source – FIA