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Old 4th June 2010, 14:07   #1
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Kimi Raikkonen and Ken Block go head-to-head in rally showdown

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Kimi Raikkonen and Ken Block may be rookies in the world of the WRC, but they certainly brought their reputations as two of the best race car drivers in the world when they made the jump to the World Rally Championship.

Block, a former Rally America Rookie of the Year and Raikkonen, a former Formula One champion, took part in a Super Special Stage during the kick-off event leading up to the 2010 WRC Rally Portugal. As part of the event, both Block and Raikkonen competed against each other on-board Block’s Ford Fiesta and Raikkonen’s Citroen C4.

While it was nothing more than an exhibition for the fans, the race had some ramifications for both Block and Raikkonen after the two agreed to a 100 euro bet. Needless to say, that was all it took for both drivers to push their rally chariots to the limit and, after a race that featured a steady diet of lead changes, it all came down to an exciting photo finish with both drivers posting the same exact time of 2:11.00!

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Both are complete lunatics. and the exact same timings show how determined both are. Its a pity I dont watch wrc anymore because of the rubbish presentation thats being shown this year. Last years presentation was much better. This year, the commentator is rubbish and they keep showing the in-car-view for just tooo long!
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Scuderiamania,

Which channel carries the WRC telecast? Is it live?
Let me know.

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Video here.
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Arun, Didn't know you're such a big fan of Kimi until now.
Anyways, I'm sorry to say. But, inspite of his excellent road position, he was 37 seconds adrift of the stage winner in the very first stage. In a rally usually, there are about 6-8 stages per day and around 20 stages in the 3 days of the rally. So, he's aiming to just get the Citroen C4 to the end in one piece.

As far as Mr. Block is concerned, he crashed out on stage 2.
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^^ Not a bad start for an amateur in WRC for sure

He is 10th on the championship standings as well. I am definitely happy
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Ken Block sharpening his driving skills.



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