VW ace just ahead of Citroen duo Hirvonen and Loeb as Sordo rolls again.
Based in Villa Carlos Paz north of the capital Buenos Aires is one of the toughest events on the WRC calendar. At 503km, Rally Argentina is also one of the longest since 2002’s Safari Rally. The event is particularly known for by its jumps, water splashes and a lunar landscape in the high altitude El Condor stage. The fans are also wildly enthusiastic, braving the chilly Autumn to cheer on their idols. As well as the spectacle, Argentina boasts many slower but more technically demanding stages while the soft sand can hide ruts and bolders to ensure the drivers are on their mettle.
Rally Argentina: rallyargentina.com
Official FIA Drivers' Championship Standings: wrc.com/results