World Rally Blog

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Fly Away Stage Problems: Bad Idea or Bad Luck?

The moment I looked at my Twitter feed this morning, my heart began to sink. News was filtering through that the WRC convoy was delayed on the trip back to Leon from Mexico City. Apparently there was an accident that caused the closure of the main route. Immediately, thoughts of Argentina 2007 came back to...

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There’s No Shame In A Transit Stage Photo

We’ve all been there. Perhaps it’s our first WRC rally and we want to get that perfect shot to bring home as a souvenir. We know the right places to stand, but sometimes the desire to get that signature photo causes us to inch closer and closer to a compromising and unsafe spectating position. With...

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Mexico Preview: Team by Team

In just a few days, the hills above Guanajuato will be alive with the sounds of WRC cars. For different reasons, Rally Mexico is going to be an important event for each team. Let’s take a look at who needs a strong result in Mexico, and why. Hyundai WRT: Yes, Thierry Neuville’s two gut-wrenching mistakes...

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That’s How To Finish A Rally

There were many things about this year’s Rally Sweden that were impressive… Jari-Matti’s resurgence, TMG’s first victory in their return to the WRC, the huge crowds at Colin’s Crest… the list goes on an on. What captured my attention and impressed me the most, however, was how the organizers of Rally Sweden handled the power...

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Lessons From My First Winter Rally

With Rally Sweden only a few days away, I thought I’d take a moment to write down some of my thoughts, observations, and lessons learned after going to my first winter rally. This past weekend, my wife and I rented a car and made the 500 mile trip north from Philadelphia to Maniwaki Quebec for...

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So That’s That

It appears the 2017 VW Polo has reached the end of the road. Yesterday the FIA announced that the 2017 VW Polo would not be eligible to compete in the WRC. There was hope that a waiver might be passed that would allow the VW Polo to be homologated without being associated with a factory...

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Have We Learned Anything?

So, we have one round of the 2017 World Rally Championship in the books. At a first glance of the final results, it doesn’t look like much has changed. Sebastien Ogier went on to win his 5th Rallye Monte Carlo… what’s new, right? However, when we take a look at how things played out last...

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It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way…

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way, not ever, but especially not on the very first stage of the very first rally in a new era. This wasn’t the Rallye Monte Carlo that anyone wanted, not the organizers, not the teams, not the broadcasters, not the fans, and most of all, not the individual who...

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