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Poll: Can Rossi crack WRC top ten?

Reigning six-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi makes his third WRC appearance in this weekend's Wales Rally GB.

The Italian crashed out of the same event after just 17 kilometres on his WRC debut in 2002, but finished eleventh on his return in the 2006 Rally of New Zealand.

Do you think Rossi can go at least one better than that this weekend, when he will drive a Stobart backed Ford Focus, and claim his first ever WRC top ten finish? Do you think he will finish outside the top ten? Or do you think will history repeat itself and that Rossi will fail to reach the finish?

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Gavin - Unregistered

December 04, 2008 10:36 AM

Didn't he finish 11th on the 2006 Rally New Zealand? If so, I don't understand all the scoffing and guffawing over his attempt to finish in the top ten. Was his Impreza of some years ago even a works machine? Sure, neither Loeb nor the Suzukis were around at that time, but on the other hand, New Zealand doesn't exactly have a reputation as a rally of attrition. Plus, the Perez Compancs of this world have shown themselves capable of top ten finishes on events, while Rossi's and Loeb's F1 tests have shown that gifted drivers are perfectly capable of making respectable transitions between disciplines quickly. In conclusion, then, I'd see a top ten finish as a suitably tough, but doable goal.



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