I apologize for not reviewing Round 4 of the WRC championship earlier, but I have fallen ill since Wednesday night. (I had written my post on Christianity earlier in the week and just simply had to hit the publish button.)
Rally Mexico marked the return of the normalcy that was seen last season where Sebastian Loeb won, Marcos Gronholm finished second, Miko Hirvonen third, Daniel Sordo fourth, Chris Atkinson in fifth, and Petter Solberg retiring due to a freak breakdown.
The new Subaru WRC 2007 car was a fantastic improvement, but a freak oil cooler fan shroud piece broke off and cut a whole in Petter Solberg’s oil line somewhere preventing him from even finishing the first day. His teammate, Chris Atkinson, faired better finishing fifth, and may have finished better if it weren’t for a change in his car’s setup on the last day that he later regretted.
Here’s hoping for better luck with Subaru in the next rally in two weeks time in Portugal.