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Rally Report Card: Mexico 2015

The dust has settled (you saw this one coming, didn’t you?) and it’s time to look back at 2015 Rally Mexico, this time with a scoring card in our hands. Personally, I would still say that Rally Sweden provided more of a rally, but Mexico this year was strong in terms of pure rally entertainment...

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Of Kubica and Ostberg, Mikkelsen and Ogier

Sometimes I hear complaints about my overly obvious tendency to praise anything and everything Robert Kubica does, on this site and in my tweets. Critics say I only see good sides and never ever bend to accept that Kubica is far from perfect. To those who share those thoughts about me I say, you are...

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Ott Tänak describes The Plunge

“If you are in a lake, close to the limit of your life and fighting for it, when you finally win that fight it’s an amazing feeling. “I opened the seat belts and immediately after opening the door the car filled with water. Then it went down in a short time. “It was a bit...

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It’s time to Mexico!

Counting down hours before the start of round three of 2015 World Rally Championship, the always entertaining and challenging Rally Mexico. Judging from the results of the shakedown, Sebastien Ogier is in top form, but again, he usually is. Of course, shakedowns really don’t mean much, or even less, but as things stand right now,...

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Rally Fans… Are We Doing Our Part?

Jason Anthony, ladies and gentlemen. This time he wants to know if you are doing your part promoting all those things we love about WRC and rallying in general. Are you? Remember, even the simplest of simple things can help. Such as adding #WRC hash to your tweets, for example. Do let us know what...

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Third season of ADAC Opel Rallye Cup

Twenty crews from nine countries, including two all female crews and a calendar consisting of seven rounds – that, in a nutshell, is ADAC Opel Rallye Cup 2015. Opel says this is the most successful rally competition in Europe – I am not completely sure what they mean by that, but it definitely is a...

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Why no love for tarmac rallies?

According to “sources”, World Rally Championship does not want another tarmac rally added to its calendar. At the same time, new events are being discussed, and not only that. According to an article on Autosport website, WRC wants a round in China. The want is so strong that China could be added as early as...

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Have The #43 and #199 Ships Sailed for American Rallying?

What is the next most popular topic in the World Rally Championship related discussions, right after the future of technical regulations, the identity of Toyota’s drivers and the possibility of Sebastien Loeb making a few more strictly-one-off outings this year? Of course, it’s the rallying in the US, or rather, the prospects of this country...