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Marcus Grönholm return to the WORLD rally path, and I saw Tommi Mäkinen assess the veteran's potential
Toyota team boss Tommi Mäkinen reading the Swedish rally of the big challenges Marcus Grönholmille.Marcus Grönholm turned from the Swedish rally in a Toyota Yaris WRC. JARNO KUUSINEN / AOP

the world Rally championship twice won the Grönholm confirmed Tuesday that he will participate in the Sweden snow rally Toyota your gazoo Racing team on the Yaris WRC -the car. Grönholm drove last rally in 2010, so also in Sweden.

full-time ralliura his 2007 season after finished Grönholm tried to get Toyotalta stock already last year the Swedish rally.

it was a Question of party competition, as Grönholm need 50 years just before the rally. At that time, the pattern did not materialize, but a month after the "Bosse" let us once again show their skills on the WRC car.

We had this discussion, and Bossella's intent. We began to have the kind of situation that we are able to deliver him a car to Sweden. We were watching that she can still go to drive and relish a year late, Mäkinen says.

Grönholm has won the Swedish rally as much as five times. WRC cars have changed quite a bit in inkoo kind of the peak of the year, and team boss Hilly guess is therefore, that Grönholmilla hurry to reach the top place.

I know it's hard after a break, it's a pretty clear thing. This is the kind of world that here is to be up to date all the time.

to Properly test

Ralliura after Grönholm has developed and tested a number of different car manufacturers rally racer. Toyota's WRC-car, for he got a taste of the 2017 rally Finland, where he used to ride a show ride the Ridge special stage.

Marcus is scheduled to go to test the car properly before Sweden, you don't need right now go, Hilly said.

Hilly is the source of the bet is, how high Grönholm can rank the return race.

– It is not able to say anything. The circumstances and starting point affect the certainly a lot. If you happen to very good weather, the snow comes and Marcus leave a little tip after, he can be a good place to go, Hilly inches.

in Sweden, Grönholm get to test the pace, also a former rival Sebastien loeb up on charges against. The duo held each other tight struggle before finn left the WORLD stage. Loeb run this season in six world cup-races in the Hyundai factory team.

Loeb is, of course, the whole time driving, so he has a little different premise, Mäkinen points out.

the Swedish rally being driven in mid-February. Grönholm get to the race in the garage guys to Jari-Matti Latvala , Ott Tänakin and Kris Meeken .

Tommi Mäkinen estimates that Marcus Grönholm WRC-return may seem like a long break after a difficult. VESA PÖPPÖNEN / AOP
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