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A Missed Opportunity

OK, if you read my piece from yesterday, I gave the WRC Promoter some flack for choosing to focus on a manufactured controversy rather than the real and organic drama of ADAC Rally Deutschland. It may sound a bit harsh, but I’m going to call them out again today for missing a fantastic opportunity to...

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Do We Really Need More Whinging?

5.9 seconds. 5.9 seconds are covering the top three after a fantastic day of rallying in the Mosel vineyards and yet, the WRC Promoter still felt the need to goad it’s drivers into whinging about road order to create a sense of buzz and drama. Here’s how it played out. After the first loop of stages, during...

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What the Doctor Ordered

Last week, news broke of the creation of a new sanctioning body for rallying in the USA. Named the “American Rally Association”, this new organization announced its intentions to serve as the custodian of American stage rallying moving into the future. At first, this seemed like an amicable transition of leadership from the current organizer/promoter: Rally...

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The Future is Bright Indeed

It’s no secret that Ireland and Irish rallying holds a special place in my heart. It was in Ireland where I caught my very first glimpse of a WRC car flying between stone walls and hedges on a narrow ribbon of tarmac, and from that moment on, I was hooked. Since that fateful day when...

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Is It Time To Break Out the “C” Word?

The word “classic” gets thrown around a lot when it comes to rallying. At times, it is used appropriately when we reminisce fondly about classic cars, classic stages, and classic rallies of days gone by. Other times, the word falls a bit flat when over-used by media and event promoters to conjure up an artificial...

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#Yprexit?

This one certainly came out of left field. In a twist that no one saw coming, the Ypres Rally has announced its intentions of joining the British Rally Championship. This news comes just a few days after the director of the rally put out a fairly scathing press release about the European Rally Championship and...

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Can You Really Blame Them?

The WRC doesn’t care about privateers. It’s a controversial statement, but I’m going to stand behind it. Why do I say this? It wasn’t so long ago when the manufacturer teams left the WRC high and dry during the economic down-turn in the mid 2000’s. Who was it that filled out the rally entry lists to prevent the...

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Catching Up

It’s been a little while since I’ve caught up on the rally news scene, and for that reason, it’s been some time since a new piece was posted on World Rally Blog. In the break between Portugal and Sardinia, my motor sport attention had been slightly diverted from rallying to the various high profile circuit-based events...

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