Brilliant Brack

Many people may not remember Kenny Brack. A quiet swede, he was destined for Formula 1 in the early 21st century. In 2003, that all changed…

Kenny raced his way successfully through the ranks of junior Motorsport in the 80’s and 90’s. By 1994 he was racing in F3000, the main support series for Formula 1 at  the time. After a strong rookie campaign he finished 3rd in the ’95 championship and would have won the coveted trophy the next year had it not been for a controversial stewards decision in the final round demoting him to runner up. It was after this that his career really began to blossom.

Moving to America in 1997 saw Brack win the ’98 Indy Racing League and he followed this up by winning the legendary Indianapolis 500 the next year.

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Brack won the Indy 500 on only his third attempt.

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Is the WRC truly back to its best?

A massive shake up in the technical regulations have changed the face of the WRC heading into the 2017 season.

The cars have been transformed from understated hatchbacks with a lot of attitude into full blown, aerodynamic missiles. The speeds have never been faster, and with the sudden shock withdrawal of reigning champions Volkswagen, the competition is wide open.

Anybody who has (or in many cases, had) an interest in the championship would say the same thing if questioned about the state of the sport in recent years:

“Its lost it’s magic.”
“Bring back Group B cars!”
“The drivers are no longer superheroes.”

And they would be right, the WRC has definitely been somewhat out of character since the glory days of the 20th century. But now, I feel it’s back. Continue reading Is the WRC truly back to its best?