Croatia Rally: The Misses are the fastest
Ana, Sanja, Bojana, Milana, Sandra, Gordana or who else will succeed amongst the 15 candidates to the title of Miss Rally of the 2011 Croatia Rally?
It's difficult to make predictions. Almost like saying who will be the winner of the Croatia Rally, second and decisive round of the FIA 2011 European Rally Championship, which will take place from May 19th to 21st based in Rijeka.
Meanwhile, You can already admire the photos of the aspiring Miss Rally on the event website (www.croatia-rally.com/miss/miss.html), waiting to see them in person in the days of the rally between HQ and Service Area in the pedestrian centre of Rijeka, where we will know the name of the beauty queen and of the winner of one of the most important sporting events of Croatia and of the European Rally Championship.
With the entries now open it is possible to feel the interest towards a rally which will surely play a role in the fight for the title, even though many entries are expected especially after April 17th , when the countdown will begin for the last thirty days before the start and with the end of the season's first rally, the 1000 Miglia in Italy.
The local drivers are particularly hot, as they welcome the return of their main national event in the European series to step in the light. For what concerns the cars and drivers which aim to the European title (currently 26 entries), it is virtually certain that there will be at least a couple of the new Mini John Cooper Works besides many Peugeot 207 S2000, Skoda Fabia S2000 and Abarth Grande Punto S2000 (the car that has won the last three European Championships). But there might be further news: there could also be the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo R4 and Subaru Impreza R4 (both homologated and available from May 1st) and not to rule out is the participation of a works Proton Satria Neo S2000, the team which has hired the former European Champion Giandomenico Basso, who is entered in the FIA European Championship and who will not start in the Tour de Corse, the IRC round scheduled for the week before.