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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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Dirt 4 Review Part 4: Everything Else

So far in our look at Codemasters’ newest rally game, Dirt 4, we’ve taken a look at the feeling, the cars, and the stages. If you’ve followed this series, you will have realized that my reaction to Dirt 4 has been somewhat lukewarm compared to Codemasters’ prior effort, Dirt Rally. While some aspects of the...

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Dirt 4 Review Part 3: The Stages

First of all, I’m sorry that this review series has been dragging on a bit longer than I expected. I unfortunately had very limited internet access while on vacation over the holiday weekend here in the US, so I was unable to get this up on the blog until now. Of all the various aspects...

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Dirt 4 Review Part 2: The Cars

Last week, in the first part of my review of Dirt 4, we took a look at how the game feels in terms of delivering a believable rally experience to the player. This time around, I’m going to focus on the cars… not necessarily on how they drive, because that was covered in Part 1,...

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Dirt 4 Review Part 1: The “Feeling”

We’re currently in a bit of a lull as far as the WRC is concerned. Now that the dust has settled a bit from Sardinia, and Poland is still more than a week away, I thought that it would be a good time to discuss the long-awaited release of Dirt 4 by Codemasters. In addition,...

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