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Katka went to Monte or this is what Monte will do to you

You simply cannot really know what this event feels like until you’ve actually been to one Rallye Monte Carlo in person. The atmosphere, locations, people, ambitions of all the teams and drivers, it’s very difficult to put to words and have it feel the same or adequate. Even if all you came for are drivers...

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Video: Volkswagen Motorsport welcomes Toyota to WRC

Two years, it will take two years before we can finally see what Toyota can do in their return to WRC, but perhaps it won’t be a very long and boring wait after all. I mean, if Toyota and other WRC teams decide to throw fun and interesting things at us, and by things I...

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Toyota, oh Toyota, welcome back to WRC

Of course, you’ve probably heard it by now, I barely had enough strength to endure till the start of the press webcast from Tokyo, the plan was to write a welcome post right after the webcast ended, but I got tricked and fell asleep. I slept like a baby, enjoying my happy thoughts because Toyota...

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Oh lord won’t you buy me… a brand new Integrale?

Most of them are extinct, yes, much like the brand itself could soon be, but this world is full of surprises and well preserved iconic cars. All you need is money and even the most rarest of the rare could end up in your garage. The car in this post isn’t that rare, but it’s...

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Video showing (too much of) Kubica’s SS14 off?

Rally drivers are known to be extremely creative and versatile people, which comes handy when you need to improvise while driving or fixing a broken car in the middle of nowhere during an event. It also helps to be creative in explaining certain tricky situations, offs and retirements, but today this fine are of storytelling...

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Pirelli: “Kubica’s speed on all surfaces was exceptional”

Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli impressed many with the performance of its tyres in tricky and demanding conditions during this year’s Rallye Monte Carlo. In their official report, they revealed some of the details concerning the pace Robert Kubica was able to reach when winning four special stages, including the 51,7 kilometer monster Lardier et Valenca...

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Video: Gorgeous R-GTs at the 2015 Rallye Monte Carlo

The regular WRC competition is the main course and R-GT Cup is a sweet sweet dessert. Three Porsche 911s provided a very welcome addition to the usual fleet of WRC cars in all categories – nobody could resist smiling once these three roaring beasts came into sight. The looks alone is enough to feel all...

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Stupid spectators, Monte edition

Not a rally goes by without at least one reckless spectator being reckless, refusing to accept the harsh thing called common sense and/or just trying to destroy as many lives as he/she possibly can, including his/her own. This year’s Rallye Monte Carlo was no exception, of course, and as much as we all feel sorry...

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