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Malcolm’s Finest Moment… One to Savor…

In one sense, it’s almost incredible that it took until 2017. Twenty years after M-Sport assumed the responsibility of Ford’s WRC efforts, Malcolm Wilson finally got the driver’s title he’d been chasing for so long. Yes, M-Sport did win the manufacturers title back to back in the lean years of 2006 and 2007 when there...

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Ticketed Spectating: Good or Bad for Rallying?

As we gear up for Wales Rally GB, I want to discuss something that has been nagging at me for a little while now. It’s the topic of WRC rallies requiring tickets or spectator passes for fans to gain access to the stages. Wales is one of those WRC events that has an extensive ticketing...

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It’s Time for Hyundai to Focus on 2018

Yes, anything is still possible, as we were reminded several times on the Red Bull broadcast this weekend. OK, Thierry Neuville is still mathematically able to win the championship if the wheels come off (either metaphorically or literally) of M-Sport in the final two rallies of the season. Currently his points deficit stands at 38...

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A Few Thoughts on WRC 7

It’s that time of year again… time to take a look at the newest addition to the WRC series of video games. WRC 7 came out at the end of last week and between work, I’ve had a bit of time to play around with it. This time last year, I did a lengthy 4...

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4 Teams… 4 Questions

There’s still quite a bit of time before Rally Catalunya, so I thought it would be fun to speculate a bit on the WRC “silly season”. It’s that time of season when it seems everyone is looking over their shoulder. No matter whether you are a company board member, team director, or a driver everyone...

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Looking For Something to Do?

We’re in a little bit of a lull as far as the WRC is concerned. There’s still a lot of post-Germany fallout that needs to be sifted through, but with still over a month until RACC Rally Catalunya, the WRC fan might have a bit of downtime that needs to be filled. A few days...

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How Must Rallying Evolve to Remain Relevant?

If you’ve paid much attention to the circuit racing world this summer, you’ll know that over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of turmoil. Out of this turmoil, two buzz words seem to be appearing over and over again in various motorsports publications, TV shows, and podcasts. These two words are “evolution” and...

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It’s Just A Test… For Now.

As dramatic as the 2017 WRC season has been out on the stages, it’s given us plenty of intrigue away from the rallies as well. Today, another juicy piece of news broke over Citroen’s Twitter feed. It seems that Citroen has managed to get Sebastien Loeb back into their team for a test of the...

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