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Looking Ahead to Chile: Boom or Bust?

Even though we still have Rally Argentina coming up first, I want to take a few moments to discuss the rapidly approaching inaugural running of WRC Rally Chile. Is it just me, or have things been a little quiet surrounding Rally Chile? I’m not trying to cast any doubt over the event, but I feel...

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The True Stars of Rally Mexico

The dust has barely settled from an amazing 2019 edition of Rally Mexico. As I reflect on the events that have transpired over the course of the weekend, there are so many outstanding performances that come to mind. First, of course, is Sebastien Ogier’s measured and calculated approach that led to a dominant victory and...

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News Flash: The Historic’s “Ruined” WRC Rally Sweden

After the conclusion of Rally Sweden 2 weeks ago, there were some rumblings about the deteriorating road conditions on the stages, especially on the 2nd pass for the WRC cars. Last week, it came out that a few of the WRC drivers and team managers were laying the blame squarely on the historic rally that...

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2019 Storylines: Waiting In The Wings

Over the past few years, the WRC silly season has left one or two drivers out in the cold. In 2016, it was Elfyn Evans. In 2017, it was Andreas Mikkelsen. In 2018, it was Mads Ostberg, and now in 2019, it’s Hayden Paddon and Craig Breen (and still, Mads Ostberg). At first glance it...

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All The (Monte) Feels

This is the week. It’s almost time. The teams have arrived in Gap, the service park is built, and recce has begun. We are just a day away from the start of the 2019 WRC season with Rallye Monte Carlo. To help us all get ready, I decided to put together a little video playlist...

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2019 Storylines: Can Ogier Rescue Citroen?

A few months back, I wrote a piece making the case that Sebastien Ogier, moving to Citroen would be a win-win. If he is successful, then he further cements his place in the “greatest of all time” conversation. On the flip side, Ogier’s presence within Citroen places the pressure squarely on the team. If they...

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2019 Storylines: WRC2 Pro

Over the next week or so, I’m going to take a look at what I believe will be some of the biggest storylines moving through the 2019 WRC season. Today, we look at the new-for-2019¬†WRC2 Pro class. For years now, I’ve been hoping a professional division of the WRC2 class would be developed and when...

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7 Days of Dakar: Day 7

For the final day of our Dakar series, I decided to put together a collection of 360 degree videos from a variety of perspectives. Even if you don’t have a VR headset, these are pretty fun to look at just on your mobile phone or tablet. I’ve got to be honest, I think that this...

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