Rally Chile BioBio Preivew: WRC2

September 27, 2023Joe Moore

The 2024 WRC season continues this weekend with the 11th round, Rally Chile BioBio, find out everything you need to know below. 

Drivers’ Championship Rundown

Andreas Mikkelsen leads the WRC2 Drivers’ championship heading into Rally Chile BioBio. However, Mikkelsen won’t be attending the event this weekend. This gives Yohan Rossel a prime chance to move back into first in the championship. As Rossel sits just 16 points behind Mikkelsen. Gus Greensmith also has a chance to move into the championship lead this weekend. As Greensmith sits 16 points behind Rossel and 28 behind Mikkelsen. Sami Pajari sits fourth in the championship, 9 points behind Greensmith heading into this weekend. British Rally Champion Adrien Fourmaux rounds out the top five in the championship. With Fourmaux sitting 4 points behind Pajari. However, Fourmaux will not be attending Rally Chile BioBio. 

A Battle For Fifth

With Adrien Fourmaux not attending Rally Chile BioBio, it creates a 4 horse race for fifth in the championship. As Oliver Solberg who will be attending his final event of the season this weekend sits 3 points behind Fourmaux. Kajetan Kajetanowicz sits 4 points behind Fourmaux. Emil Lindholm sits 5 points behind Fourmaux and Nikolay Gryazin sits 12 points behind Fourmaux heading into this weekend. Both Gryazin and Kajetanowicz will likely be focused on gaining as many points as possible this weekend. As a result of them both being in the championship hunt still. For Solberg and Lindholm it’ll probably be more about gaining experience and putting up a decent result. Nobody will likely focus on the battle for fifth as drivers have their sights set on different achievements this weekend. 

Teams Championship Rundown

Toksport WRT3 leads the WRC2 Teams Championship. With the team currently sitting 2 points ahead of M-Sport heading into Rally Chile BioBio. Toksport WRT3 and M-Sport have no drivers attending the event this weekend. This leaves the door open for Toksport WRT1 and 2 to close the gap in the championship or move up. Toksport WRT1 sits 31 points behind M-Sport. With Toksport WRT2 sitting just 5 points behind the first team.