Category: Random Thoughts


Road position blues or how to make Ogier happy

I wanted to discuss comments made by Sebastien Ogier after he crossed the finish line in Portugal in this post, but maybe that will have to wait a bit and get some space in another post (I will try to share my thoughts on the things which prompted SO’s controversial comments). It is often we...


Rally Portugal: Musings After Leg 1

Road sweeping: After the roughness of Rally Argentina negated some of the road sweeping effects, those issues came right back to the forefront on Leg 1 of Portugal. It was interesting to hear how the different drivers reacted to it. I hate to pick on Sebastien Ogier too much, but lets be honest, he has...


Don’t hate the wait, enjoy the show

Long breaks are long, too long in fact, but on the other hand, the world of rallying is big and busy enough, so even these long breaks between WRC events are not so difficult to survive. Actually, I am not entirely sure I would like to see rallies stacked too close together, with one or...


Rally Report Card: Argentina 2015

Here is Jason Anthony’s Rally Argentina review, done in a Report Card format. VW World Rally Team Sebastien Ogier: B From the very first stage, it was clear that Seb was on a mission to conquer Rally Argentina. His stage win in the opening super-special served as a warning shot to all of his competitors...


Is Rally Argentina Too Tough, or the WRC Too Soft?

We have now had two rough gravel rallies in a row, with two opening days of carnage amongst the front-runners of the WRC. In Mexico, the first day claimed 7 WRC teams that were forced to retire and return under Rally 2. Now in Argentina, 5 crews retired on day one with several others suffering...


Are 9 Stages Enough?

After weeks of disagreement between the WRC Promoter and the organizers of Rally Corsica, it seems the two parties have finally come to an agreement. The proposed rally schedule will only have 9 stages with 3 stages run each day. On Sunday, all three stages are planned to be run without a service. This outcome...