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WRC 2014: Rally Poland in images

Vaishali Dinakaran  /
01 Jul 2014 13:52:25 IST

The World Rally Championship returned to Poland after a gap of four years and the event was a terrific success. Of course, there was some amount of trouble with the fact that the rally stages across the border in Lithuania had to be cancelled no thanks to the conditions of the soil being too rough. That aside, Poland saw some spectacular stages like Goldap and Chmielewo. Stages, that some quarters of the WRC community remarked were the best that they'd seen thus far in the 2014 season. Here are some WRC moments that we managed to capture.

Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia airborne in the Volkswagen Polo WRC on the Goldap stage at Rally PolandSebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia airborne in the Volkswagen Polo WRC on the Goldap stage at Rally Poland

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul also airborne on their way to a podium finish - src=Hyundai's Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul also airborne on their way to a podium finish

Robert Kubica was cheered along by hordes of Polish fans, who, needless to say were disappointed when the M-Sport Ford driver lost a wheel on SS17Robert Kubica was cheered along by hordes of Polish fans, who, needless to say were disappointed when the M-Sport Ford driver lost a wheel on SS17

Kubica explains to the press how a little more luck wouldn't hurt too much in his WRC careerKubica explains to the press how a little more luck wouldn't hurt too much in his WRC career

Here's Jari-Matti Latvala's car after the Finnish driver hit a rock on SS14Here's Jari-Matti Latvala's car after the Finnish driver hit a rock on SS14

And here's that very same car on SS15 after the Volkswagen rally crew had a go at itAnd here's that very same car on SS15 after the Volkswagen rally crew had a go at it

Andreas Mikkelsen's second place finish gave Volkswagen a 1-2 at Rally PolandAndreas Mikkelsen's second place finish gave Volkswagen a 1-2 at Rally Poland

 Ott Tanak won the WRC2 class in the Drive DMACK Ford Fiesta R5Ott Tanak won the WRC2 class in the Drive DMack Ford Fiesta R5

The only Mini Cooper S2000 around, it was fourth place for Valeriy Gorban in the WRC2 categoryThe only Mini Cooper S2000 around, it was fourth place for Valeriy Gorban in the WRC2 category

Volkswagen Motorsport boss Jost Capito giving Jari-Matti Latvala's face the German flag treatmentVolkswagen Motorsport boss Jost Capito giving Jari-Matti Latvala's face the German flag treatment

And here are the results - Jost looks pleased not just with the victoryAnd here are the results - Jost looks pleased not just with the victory

Seb Ogier sprays some champagne right on Team OD's camera after coming into the service park at Rally Poland - src=Seb Ogier sprays some champagne right on Team OD's camera after coming into the service park at Rally Poland

The very young and very quick Thierry Neuville who has taken his second podium for Hyundai in the WRCThe very young and very quick Thierry Neuville who has taken his second podium for Hyundai in the WRC

Ogier and Ingrassia victorious at Rally PolandOgier and Ingrassia victorious at Rally Poland

The podium at Mikolajki - Ogier and Ingrassia, Mikkelson and Ola Floene, Neuville and Nicolas GilsoulThe podium at Mikolajki - Ogier and Ingrassia, Mikkelson and Ola Floene, Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul

 Rally fans evidently start very young and this one even predicted that Kubica would crashRally fans evidently start very young and this one even predicted that Kubica would crash

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