Intoxicating. Mixing the countryside, the morning dew and mist with the sights, sounds and scent of sideways rally cars is intoxicating. This was one of those moments.
The engine is screaming. The Group B Lada VFTS is apparently pushed to the limit. It skates through the corner around the hilltop, watched by a group of cows munching away. Flat out right, 15, four left inside, caution ridge on right. A Scandinavian flick and the rear kicks out to the right, slightly drifting around the corner with its skinny tyres on top of the smooth but used and slippery tarmac with some of the morning wet still remaining. You can hear the sore throat-like sound for another few hundreds of metres, tyres squealing. No time to ponder though, as fireworks-like popping is coming from the top , turbo chirping. Here comes one of the big boys.
After attending the Mecsek Rally the week before it was a no-brainer to pay a visit to the rally sprint event in the same area with some of the stage sharing some sections from the previous race.