Category: Random Thoughts

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Did Anyone Notice Hayden Paddon? No? That’s a Good Thing!

Last night, Hayden Paddon hosted a very informative Q&A session on Twitter, if you’ve missed, do a search for #askpaddon hash, plenty of great questions and equally great answers. Hayden really worked hard to get all questions answered, which is exactly what he did in Rally Sweden, with matching success. Here’s what WRB’s not-so-guest-anymore author...

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WRC, the biggest winner in Sweden

2015 Rally Sweden was a winner. After the traditionally spectacular Rallye Monte Carlo we turned to Sweden to provide a different challenge and Sweden delivered, but even though drivers, organizers and fans deserve praise for their efforts and dedication, for me the biggest winner in Sweden was the Championship itself. So many myths and doubts...

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So, Here’s What I Don’t Quite Get…

World Rally Blog’s guest author Jason Anthony would like to know more about Toyota’s decision to spend two full years in car and team development, before joining the WRC in 2017. If you know the answer, please put WRB in Cc because I would like to know too. It has already been more than a...

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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...

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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...

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