The Drivers

Production Car World Rally Championship

Toshihiro Arai

Nationality : Japan
CarNo. : #31
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 25 December 1966
Facts : The Japanese is in his sixth year of P-WRC, became champion in 2005, was three-time P-WRC runner-up and has clocked 10 P-WRC victories en route. This leading Japanese rally driver who built plenty of skill at international field will be out to regain his title this year.
Co-driver : Tony Sircombe (NZ)

Loris Baldacci

Nationality : San Marino
CarNo. : #33
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 7 June 1987
Facts : Loris is rising star aged only 19. He began the season with eight WRC starts under his belt and his best result is 11th in Group N in Argentina last year. Away from rallies he likes mountain biking and rap music and counts Marcus Gronholm as one of his heroes.
Co-driver : Rudy Pollet(Italy)

Spyros Pavlides

Nationality : Cyprus
CarNo. : #37
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 19 September 1972
Facts : The P-WRC's rookie this year has only two WRC starts to his name (Cyprus and GB '06) but despite being runner-up in the 2005 Cypriot Championship, he had only contested 7 rallies in his career before the start of the season. Claims he would be a chef if he wasn't a rally driver and would like a one-on-one conversation with Kate Winslet(British cinema actress who played on "Titanic")!
Co-driver : Denis Giraudet (F)

Kristian Sohlberg

Nationality : Finland
CarNo. : #38
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 15 March 1978
Facts : The former Mitsubishi WRC driver began the 2007 P-WRC with 27 starts to his name. His best result is 6th overall in a Subaru Impreza WRC in Sardinia '06 as well as Group N victories in Sweden and NZ in 2002. Away from rallies he likes ice-hockey and horse riding and superstitions have led him to drive with two different colour driving shoes! An energy drink "RED DEVIL" coloured his machine as his main sponsor.
Co-driver : Risto Pietilainen (FIN)

Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah

Nationality : Qatar
CarNo. : #39
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 21 December 1970
Facts : The three-time and reigning Middle East Rally Champion first competed outside his home country on Dakar rally and started the 2007 P-WRC season having finished the cross-country event in sixth. An all-round sportsman, the clay pigeon shooting Olympian scored two event wins en route to '06 victory (Argentina & Greece) and will be out to defend his P-WRC title this year. He appointed ambassador of goodwill of Sport from United Nations last year.
Co-driver : Chris Patterson (GB)

Leszek Kuzaj

Nationality : Poland
CarNo. : #41
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 16 May 1968
Facts : The 4-time and reigning Polish Rally Champion entered his second year of P-WRC with 12 WRC starts under his belt. His best result to date is 4th in Finland in '98 but on his debut P-WRC season he scored second in P-WRC in Argentina, so he'll be hungry for more podiums. Away from rallying he likes PlayStation and claims Spiderman as one of his heroes!
Co-driver : Jarek Baran (POL)

Aleksander Dorosinskiy

Nationality : Russia
CarNo. : #42
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 13 August 1973
Facts : The 2004 Estonian Rally Champion had only three WRC starts to his name at the beginning of the season. He contested one P-WRC rally last year (NZ) entered by Subaru Rally Team Russia, finishing 3rd. He also came 5th in Group N in Finland in 2004. His favorite phrase is "Rally is exactly my life".
Co-driver : Dmitri Eremeev (RU)

Sergey Uspenskiy

Nationality : Russia
CarNo. : #42
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 11 August 1958
Facts : The 5-time Russian Rally Champion ('97-'99, '04-'05) is in his second season of P-WRC. As also being chairman of Russian Motor Federation, he is icon of Russian rallying. His best results to date are 5th in Mexico and Australia last year. Away from rallies he enjoys skiing.
Co-driver : Dmitri Eremeev (RU)

Mirco Baldacci

Nationality : San Marino
CarNo. : #45
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 19 September 1977
Facts : After three successful seasons in the J-WRC ('02-'05), Mirco's P-WRC debut last year saw him finish third in the championship. His best result is 10th overall in Australia in 2004 and he is a self-confessed film and wine fan! Loris Baldacci is Mirco's younger brother.
Co-driver : Giovanni Agnese (I)

Patrik Flodin

Nationality : Sweden
CarNo. : #45
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 16 August 1984
Facts : The reigning Swedish Champion started in motocross when he was 11 years old. He began his debut P-WRC season with 6 WRC starts under his belt but won the Group N category in Norway in 2006 and came 2nd in the same category in Finland and GB the same year.
Co-driver : Maria Andersson (S)

Travis Pastrana

Nationality : USA
CarNo. : #52
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 8 October 1983
Facts : X Games and Motocross star Travis Pastrana starts the season as reigning Rally America National Champion, and at 23, was the youngest ever driver to do so in American rally history. Well known as an extreme sportsman, he counts sky diving and base jumping as hobbies and is on his debut P-WRC season to gain experience.@He achieved Gold medal at the inaugural X Games Rally event where he narrowly beat out his hero and WRC legend Colin McRae.
Co-driver : Bjorn Edstrom (USA)

Takuma Kamada

Nationality : Japan
CarNo. : #52
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 21 June 1974
Facts : Beginning the season with 8 WRC starts under his belt, Kamada's best results are fourth in P-WRC in New Zealand last year and second in Group N in Rally Japan in 2004. He comes from Hokkaido, the home of Rally Japan. This season Kamada will share a car with Pastrana for Subaru Team International.
Co-driver : TBC

Anton Alen

Nationality : Finland
CarNo. : #52
Car : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
DOB : 3 June 1983
Facts : The 23 years old son of the famous driver Markku Alen began his debut P-WRC season with four WRC starts. His best result are Group N victories in Finland and GB last year.
Co-driver : Timo Alanne (FIN)