From the spectacular picture it is difficult to imagine that the sand can be dangerous and cruel. But when mountains of small silicon particles reach the horizon, it becomes uneasy. It seems the desert divides people into friends and foes. Maxim Gomianin went to the Karakum to meet those whom the desert recognized as his own. Photos of the author, “Volkswagen” and KamAZ.
Hearing the stern: “Smoking is prohibited on the street,” colleagues hastily hide cigarettes in their pockets. Continue reading
Surprisingly, with all the diverse geography of business trips, I still have never been to Italy. Of course, this annoying gap would be eliminated sooner or later. But was it possible to assume that for the first time on the Apennine Peninsula I would find myself in a convertible with a dismantled roof, in the rain and plus four Celsius? And most importantly – also on the race track! Continue reading
What is your opinion about the next year’s World Cup transition to Super2000 equipment? Moreover, after winning the Monte Carlo IRC stage behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta S2000, you have something to compare with. Won’t you miss the Focus WRC?
Mikko Hirvonen: Naturally, I will miss him. Those cars that we have now are the fastest cars in the history of the rally. But Focus has been with us for 5 years, so it’s time to try something new, and I, too, are certainly pleased with it. Continue reading