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Now That’s a Proper (Superspecial) Stage!

Street stages, spectator stages, super-special stages… whatever you decide to call them, they all tend to have the same characteristics. Usually they are tight, narrow, slow, lined by concrete walls, and fairly uninspiring. The layouts on most of these stages don’t really do justice to the abilities of either the car or the crew. In...

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Yaris WRC it is, with new chassis and a pretty tight schedule

One stage down, plenty more to go in Finland, among them two runs of the legendary Ouninpohja turbostage (it’s like The Stage, if you know what I mean) tomorrow. Sebastien Ogier is our early leader and no matter how insignificant these superspecials may feel compared to proper stages, they can make (or break) your rally...

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Tour de Corse in a BMW M3 E30

You know all about this car, right? About how awesome it was and how even more awesome it (still) is, a classic in so many ways, be it as a road car or a race / rally car. BMW M3 E30 is just one Those Cars, cars you would buy instantly if you had the...

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The WRC’s budget issues, what are they?

Sometimes I just wish for those, who have access to the Powers behind the WRC, to ask the right questions, tricky questions, maybe even unpopular questions. I would really like to hear more about budget issues preventing the WRC from growing its calendar from 13 to 14 events, because that’s exactly what WRC Promoter’s Olivier...

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Fast Doesn’t Always = Spectacular

It has been a little over one week since the 2017 WRC regulations were announced. For the most part, they have been met with a great deal of excitement and anticipation for the future, and with good reason. After several years of somewhat unspectacular cars that all seem to look quite similar, the thought of...

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Hayden is on a mission

One of the best things about Hayden Paddon is how hard it is to define him. We should probably classify him as a WRC newb, but his results this year speak otherwise. He is so mature and serious in his approach, yet he is also keeping both feet (and all four wheels, I should add)...

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