“I don’t usually ride shotgun and when I do, I’m always scared. But with dad, I felt safe. I know that when I’m with him, nothing bad can happen. He wouldn’t do anything that could endanger us,” said Kalle after a ride in the FABIA WRC, showing immense trust in his father’s abilities. Harri, on the other hand, looked much more nervous emerging from the FABIA R5’s right seat. “For me, it was a bit different. Of course I have confidence in Kalle, but he was driving terribly fast… Not that I felt really sick, but I can’t say I was fully enjoying myself. Kalle says he was driving at 80%, but to me it felt more like 120%,” laughs Harri.
And how would he compare the drive in each of the cars? “The car setup is very precise nowadays, the power curve is very linear and predictable in the R5. That’s also why the driving style is a bit different from what it used to be. For me, that’s where the biggest difference lies,” muses Harri, with Kalle nodding in agreement.