Let it snow: WRC magic in Sweden

Let it snow: WRC magic in Sweden

This week's Rally Sweden is set to see perfect snowy conditions. David Evans explains why watching top WRC drivers on the white stuff is like nothing else on earth

Before I even opened the curtains, I knew it had arrived. My prayers had been answered. It was the noise that gave the game away. And the light. Even from behind the curtains, it was always a bit lighter... when it snowed.

Living mid-way up a reasonably steep hill, my parents' house was perfectly placed for the audible accompaniment to a two-wheel drive, summer-tyred summit attempt in the snow. There was the enthusiastic approach, which rarely made it past the Sunderlands' house at number two. Then there was the more conservative effort; much feathering of the throttle in these pre-traction control days would merit the halfway point. Maybe.

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