The WRC 2021 returns to Europe and does so to face the Rally Estonia, the seventh round of the World Rally. The event will be held on dirt, the fourth consecutive on this fund after Portugal, Italy and Kenya.
At the Rally Estonia Pirelli will bring the now customary Scorpion KX, or tires suitable for the dirt. Drivers will have 2 compounds available: Hard and Soft.
Unlike what we saw in Africa a few weeks ago, the tire allocation for each car will see a higher number of Soft compounds. The quality of the fund led Pirelli to choose 24 Scorpion KX Soft and only 8 Hard available to each crew. We remind you that of these 32 tires, the drivers will be able to use 24 during the 24 specials scheduled for this event.
“We must expect the Rally Estonia to be one of the fastest in the 2021 World Championship. The tests generally have a soft and sandy surface, so the traction that the tires will guarantee will be very important to accelerate out of corners. That’s why the Softs will be the best. main choice for this event “, declared Terenzio Testoni, Pirelli’s rally activity manager.
“There are also several gradients and jumps, although these won’t be as big as Finland’s. Right now the temperatures are quite high in Estonia, so the teams will have to think about how to manage the small allocation of Hard tires they will have available for. each car, as required by the regulation “.
The Soft, therefore, will be perfect for the soft bottom of the Estonian trials, but these days the temperatures have turned out to be high. This is why the use of Hard wheels will perhaps be the real key to the race, at least as far as the tire aspect is concerned.