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Factors: Improving Your Driving Skills

In order to withstand all this, the hostandhomely drivers of the World Rally Championship must be a durable athlete. But can the next rally driver reach the WRC level in the gym?

Driver Fitness

Three factors that have been recommend from the expert for your training, you will soon see your achievements.

  •  Rowing

Modern Andreas Mickelson said: “The line performance can be carried out in the back, as well as training the legs and upper body.” Because we are always sitting, the driver always walks like this, so drive it well. Good for body proportions. ” 

The racer is a sedentary man and rides on an Erg machine (a fixed rowing machine in Note Gym).

  • Neck movement

“There is no need for muscle.“ But you feel more nervous about the next generation of cars, especially the neck, especially the runway, ”says Michellesen ’s modern teammate Thierry Neuville.

For example, WRC drivers should be strong enough to handle power steering failures, but they don’t have to be very large in the gym. But the muscles that need to be trained are the neck muscles. In particular, today’s WRC vehicles currently offer 380 horsepower (about 315 horsepower in 2016) and have a higher level of downforce than ever before.

How do you train your neck?

Toyota’s Jari-Matti Latvala said: “Put your weight on your head and move your head to the side to lift.” “If you wear a helmet for three days, you will feel pain in your neck when you have a headache. You will lose coziness.”

  • Endurance Training

    Hyundai Hayden Paddon said, “If you spend a long day in the car, you have to be mentally prepared and make decisions all day.” “We are very concerned about long-term endurance aerobics that can simulate everything you do in the car.”

    Perhaps the most important part of WRC driver training is trying to improve your endurance. The rally car cockpit can reach 70 degrees Celsius, but before considering the driver’s fire overalls, fireproof underwear, fire socks and helmets. Durability training helps drivers focus on this situation, keeping the driver’s attention and preventing costly and potentially dangerous mistakes.