Who would have thought, given the dominant way Sébastien Loeb lead the the first half of the 2009 WRC season, the Ford works team would be able to mount a serious challenge in the second half of the season? After day 1 of Rally Australia it’s Latvala leading ahead of of Citroen junior Ogier. Loeb is 23 seconds behind with team-mate Sordo and championship leader Hirvonen on his heels. Further motorsport action this Weekend:
Apart from day 2 of Rally Australia there’s racing action over in the US with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series battling it out at the Iowa Speedway. F3 Euroseries will be fielding their first race of the Weekend at Brands Hatch, at Oschersleben there’s races counting for ADAC PROCAR Touring Car Championship, the Formula 2 Serie and the potentially title deciding race of the International Formula Master plus a round of the SEAT Leon Eurocup.
Sunday at Oschersleben will see the same series performing their second race plus, of course, the WTCC lining up on the grid for their two races of the Weekend. There’s going to be plenty of motorbike action with MotoGP and the 250 and 125 classes racing at Misano and the World Superbike and Supersport championship visiting the Nürburgring.
The Focus of the day will be on Sébastien Bourdais polishing up the Superleague Formula event at Estoril, DTM and F3 Euroseries will line up at Brands Hatch, NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and later the Sprint Cup aces will do their thing at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. By then the results of day 3 of Rally Australia will already be published.
All of the above action you will find in the next edition of P1mag