Category: Random Thoughts

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Ott moved on… to Hyundai

Dust has not properly settled yet on the news of Ott Tanak finally stealing the WRC title from Sebastien(s) when another tsunami wave hit us. He (Ott) decided it is time to leave his championship winning team and move from Japan (or rather Finland) to South Korea. In other words, he will not be wearing...


2017 McKlein Rally Calendars – iconic pieces of rally artistry

December, oh December, how cruel you are to our wallets. No matter where you go and what you do, you cannot avoid buying things. Sometimes you even buy things you need, but mostly it’s about throwing cash and cards at various merchants, just so you can get into that infamous Christmas spirit. And it seems...


Looking Forward

It’s been awhile… over a month since we last enjoyed World Championship rallying. No, it’s not the longest break that we have had to endure this season, but with Rally China’s demise, we’ve have plenty of time to build up our anticipation for Rally Corsica. Despite this, however, after watching the power stage from Corsica,...


Do We Need “WRC 1.5?”

Last week, the story broke of the growing debate over what is to be done with the current generation WRC cars due to be replaced at the end of the 2016 season. The last time the WRC faced this issue was at the end of 2010 when the 2.0 litre WRC cars were replaced by...


13 Minutes (and 8 seconds) Well Spent

We’ve now had a few days to settle down and digest the drama that unfolded on Rally Argentina this past Sunday. I think it’s safe to say that this will be one of the rallies that we will remember forever, much like the duel between Sebastien Loeb and Marcus Gronholm in the 2007 Rally New Zealand. Much...