December 1, 2014
Donuts were made: Valentino Rossi, faster than Ken Block but not as fast as Robert Kubica.
The yearly Monza Rally Show is a lot of fun: a combination rallycross and WRC special stage, it's run by repurposing various parts of the historic Monza track, including the banking.
it was pretty lame but the crowd did not seem to mind and gave him a warm welcome. Lewis was not the only F1 driver in attendance, Robert Kubica was also in with his current ride, a WRC Ford Fiesta.
Now the Rally Show is supposed to be more fun than competition but racers will be racers. Both Block and Rossi made almost identical, spectacular passes for the pleasure of the huge crowd in attendance.
Many donuts were made...
Rossi finished second in class and overall, 7 minutes and 10 seconds faster than Block and he races motorcycles for a living!
But the Doctor was no match for Robert Kubica, who for once did NOT crash and pretty much obliterated the competition, finishing the final stage over 12 seconds ahead of Rossi.
It's worth remembering Kubica has lost most of the use of his right hand.
Check out the video, Rossi is quick but you can see how much more momentum Kubica carries through the switchbacks.
Well done Robert!
In attendance also historic rally cars, clip included your viewing pleasure