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Video: Talking about the risks of Rally Poland

The fact that we did not see many issues, retirements and destroyed cars, partly because of the relatively smooth character of Polish roads, does not mean driving and competing in Rally Poland does not involve big risks. Smooth surface usually means high speeds and at high speeds, mistakes can be costly. Not sure how it’s...

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If You See Something…

If you live in or have traveled to the USA, you may have heard the slogan, “If you see something, say something”. This phrase was coined by the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to fight terrorism by encouraging the public to report suspicious behavior or circumstances. When I heard about the cancellation of...

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Why Rally Poland Matters

I’ll be honest, when Rally Poland was announced to be returning to the WRC calendar in 2014, I was more than a little skeptical. Did the WRC really need another rally in Europe? At the time, it seemed like there were other countries and locations that deserved to get a rally before Poland. In addition,...

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Clio R3T European Trophy in full swing

The Clio R3T European Trophy moved up a gear in June, with five rallies contested, including three last weekend. The Rallye d’Ypres, one of the international rounds of the Clio R3T European Trophy, was won by Alain Pyrame. The same weekend, Fran Cima took the honours in the Clio R3T Trophy at the Rali Vidreiro...

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Video: Is this the new “crash out early” record?

Kris Meeke turned 36 today, so happy birthday Kris. He also turned his car over and over again, seven times in total, barely meters away from the start of one of his shakedown runs. Now, I’m not sure if anyone is keeping records, but this surely does look like one of the earliest exists in...

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Hayden Paddon’s “Rally Poland Warm-Up”

Hayden Paddon likes to do his own talking to the fans. You can catch him during one of his #AskPaddon Q&A sessions on Twitter, or you can simply tweet him directly and he’ll respond unless he is competing, and now, here is his presentation and preview video for the upcoming Rally Poland. Some drivers are...

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Dirt Rally, update 0.5 aka the Tarmac Terrors

In this case, name says it all. Well, almost all, because not (only) did Codies add a whole lot or nice cars and stages, but they’ve also fixed plenty of issues and introduced further optimization to existing features. This update allows us to get our hands on some of the most iconic rally cars of...

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