VIDEO: Happy 50th Birthday "King Carlos" Sainz
Road Magazine wishes Spanish rally God, King Carlos Sainz a very happy 50th birthday. A true legend of the sport, two times WRC champion (1990 & 1992) and with 26 wins and more podiums that you can imagine, on all surfaces, Carlos is a true rally legend – driving for factory rally giants Toyota, Subaru, Lancia, Ford and more in his days in WRC. His super aggressive, yet smooth and seriously quick style and his wonderful passion and personality made him a worldwide rally star. And a look at this ace highlights video shows why. We met him racing at the Nurburgring 24-Hour in a VW Scirocco R (which he loved, describing the Green Hell as "a long, very smooth tarmac rally stage") and now he's back in WRC, with the development of the VW Polo R WRC. So, expect it's successes to be down to him. What a top guy and personal hero to many. We love you King Carlos!
Road Editor, Phil Royle natters with King Carlos at the Nurburgring. They say "never meet your heroes" but Phil disagrees.