Mentos Ascania Racing in Sweden - the first part of the recce
Mentos Ascania Racing arrived to Sweden where our team is preparing to the start of the 1st stage of P-WRC championship, Rally Sweden. Valery Gorban, Oleksandr Saliuk and Aleksey Kikireshko finalized all the necessary documental procedures of the Administrative control on Monday. And three of our crews were on recce all the Tuesday.
Despite of the weather forecast this racing week-end is going to be snowy and cold: the temperature reached minus 5 C point and the big snowfall was falling till the day. Thereby Rally Sweden is going to be true winter experience for Ukrainian drivers.
Mentos Ascania Racing is waiting for the very important part of the rally - technical control and the rest part of the recce. We wish good luck to all the participants of the Rally Sweden and especially Ukrainian Mentos Ascania Racing team.
Valery Gorban: After the first part of the recce I could say this road is very different: in some places it looks similar to Karelia, in others - to Vyuborg. The road is mostly located in forests, but today's SS are very fast. We can see more features of the SS's during the race itself, just wait and see.
Evgeniy Leonov: Winter road is perfect! It's covered with snow and ice, there are lots of jumps, hard narrow turns. It's quite difficult and interesting for the crew - that's our first impression.
Pavel Cherepin: Oleksandr Saliuk and I are very exited with today's SS - from the beginning to the end of the today's recce it was very interesting. We finalized 90 km of SS today and 600 km in total, and feel tired now. But the road is wonderful and it's really hard to leave this rally.
Vadim Chernega: It's a comfortable classic winter here: the temperature is not very cold, and the snow covered the road for 40 sm. This rally has perfect and unique road - I can't compare it with Ukrainian rallies at all. I think here, in Northern Europe, the roads are the best rally roads in the world.
-source: ascania racing