Originally Posted by in.focus
I was thinking a lot of the same things. It's crazy/awesome how early the Europeans start they're racing careers. I know Jari-Matti also started at the age of 8. That being said, hopefully Chris can hold his own, he is in a class by himself on US soil so he'll finally get a chance to be pushed by other drivers.
I don't know how Chris will fair in the WRC Academy standings, but I'm about 90% sure he will beat Block...because Block still doesn't know how to drive stage rally. He had plenty of troubling finishing Rally America events where his only real competition was Pastrana, ACP, L'EStage, and maybe a couple of others.
That being said, Block has shown that his pace on both gravel and tarmac can be quite impressive...he just needs to link some solid stages together. It's just the consistency that he has trouble with.
That's what I was meaning... Block is fast, just doesn't have the concentration. That's where doing it from 10 years-old (or before) comes in to play.
Looking forward to watching the GB Rally this weekend.