WRC » Sandell gets second Prodrive outing


Patrik Sandell to partner Dani Sordo on the fourth round of the WRC season in Portugal

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DafyddLarcombe

February 22, 2012 2:38 PM

Nothing has Really Changed here, Prodrive Ran out of money and cant afford Two paid drivers, so they are using drivers that bring in budgets to drive their car

Its really sad for Kris, but lets hope Prodrive find a sponsor so they can use thier preffered and well rested and frustrated 2nd driver.

Its such a shame that this happened to Kris just when his Career looked to be Really taking off, he was flying on GB making poor old Henning look like he only had 3 good spark plugs working.

stefanvv - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 4:33 PM

Meeke was fast really, but he mostly crashed out of the rallies last year. This is not neccesarily bad thing, most of the young drivers do it the same being too ambicious probably, but that is not probably Prodrive need for the moment (instead of getting some more money to continue their program).

DafyddLarcombe

February 23, 2012 9:48 AM

I dont want to sound negative here, but I personally dont Rate this Guy very highly. At least Thomas Radstrom and Mats Johnson were fighting for the Lead and winning thier round of the WRC when they were given Top Machinary in the past.

Anyone remotely promising has been given an opportunity with Malcolm Wilson to drive either a Focus WRC or Fiesta WRC, but this guy never got the call, I believe Malcolm also doesnt see the potential there either. Good driver but maybe in the same League as Armindo Aroujo.

Im sure there are Sweedish drivers showing more promise, it would be good to see some fresh and promising Talent coming through from Sweeden.

Alex_79 - Unregistered

February 23, 2012 12:15 PM

Sandell was without regular drives last year, but he did really well in SWRC in 2010 with Skoda, winning the title. And for someone who did not even know the car before the weekend he did quite well.

The main reason he's been without a drive for 2011 was sponsorship. "Anyone who could pay the bill was given an opportunity in a Fiesta or Focus" is a more accurate statement. As he is now supported by World Rally Team Sweden for three seasons, I think Blomquist and Waldegaard see some potential in him.

lucas666 - Unregistered

February 23, 2012 8:19 PM

The most talanted swedish driver is Pontus Tidemand
21 year!
He had some problems in swedish rally this year, but
he was faster then PG in some stages.
He is surly going to end up as swedish master this year!
Sandell was fast in some SWRC races but PG.Tidemand and Flodin is faster!!!

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