WRC » IRC: Hirvonen: Monte Carlo win a big thrill

Mikko Hirvonen: To start the season with a win is a big confidence boost. I enjoy the winning feeling and I want to carry on like this when the WRC starts next month in Sweden.

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Barneyremoulds - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 4:37 PM

What a fantastic win. All the other S2000 cars have a massive number of stage miles under their belt and the Ford Fiesta wins first time out on the most famous and demanding rally in the world.

Congratulations to Mikko and all the Ford folk at Dagenham, Bridgend and throughout Europe.

Ghastly - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 5:10 PM

Good for Ford... looks like they'll be quite strong next year with the s2000 at WRC.

Anybody knows what is Citro├źn doing meanwhile? I understand they will compete next year, but they will need an s2000 car, correct?

sully1john@gmail.com - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 6:16 PM

I know it's a good win for the fiesta but it's still 2 or 3 minutes off where it should be compared to the 207. He should be able to leave all them for dust including Oiger. Alot of developing left to do on the car yet!

Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

January 26, 2010 9:54 AM

I think Malcolm hit the nail on the head when he said Mikko judged the pace required to win perfectly.

Everyone went flat out and I imagined that Mikko was just doing what he needed to secure the win for Ford as this was the whole idea as part of their Launch.

I would think if it was a Championship event for Mikko he would of been 5 to 7 minutes ahead at the finish not 2 minutes.

It shows that the car is Reliable which is very important, and this is just the begining. I think It will please Mikko to know what he has to look forward to next year, especially as he will get the more potent 1600 Turbo charged engine too.

Well Done Mikko, Mikka, Malcolm, Christian and all at M-Sport


January 26, 2010 7:38 PM

hirvonnen could barely hold off meeke and ogier. these two were the real winners. there were no "names " on the entry list other than hirvonnen, so the fiesta is not really on the pace as yet.

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