Category: Random Thoughts


The splits are gone and they should never return

Yes, oh hundred times yes, I don’t miss splits in cars at all. They could have saved Jari-Matti Latvala today, that’s for sure, but would you really take them back, knowing that Jari-Matti would have lifted and then cruised to the end of the stage, instead of pushing to the max in order to beat...


Super specials should be free

Well done Pontus… but this was only to warm up the tyres and put some air in turbines. Of course, super specials are more than that and they can sometimes destroy someone’s rally, even if they’re sometimes shorter than 2 kilometers. As we know, sometimes one poorly judged step is all it takes to throw...


The importance of Toyota’s comeback

This little blog cannot give young, talented drivers a chance to prove themselves, because we’re fresh out of rally cars. But what World Rally Blog can do is give young people, old people, any people a chance to share their thoughts and ideas on the sport we all love. David van den Boom asked if...


Video showing (too much of) Kubica’s SS14 off?

Rally drivers are known to be extremely creative and versatile people, which comes handy when you need to improvise while driving or fixing a broken car in the middle of nowhere during an event. It also helps to be creative in explaining certain tricky situations, offs and retirements, but today this fine are of storytelling...