“Both of the cars we have in Portugal are brand new. They were driven for the first time on the proving grounds in Mladá Boleslav about a week ago. We need to make sure that all the joints are tight and that there are no problems anywhere. The track conditions are almost identical to those of the rally itself and even the speed is the same or very similar. The stress during the testing is basically equal to that of a real rally,” reveals Miroslav Šlambora, the coordinator of the rally car’s construction and the service facilities.