Category: Random Thoughts

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Is Volkswagen going to put more WRC-worthy Polo R in our garages?

Every now and then, or rather, every single time there is a discussion going on about rally and rally cars in particular, one topic comes up almost regularly. The comparisons between -what was then- and -what is now- are inevitable, both in terms of events, stages, drivers and, of course, cars. Group B is worshiped...

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Photo Rally: One pick from Rallye Monte Carlo

One photo instead of three or four, one photo will and should do. This year, Monte was about many things; debuts, comebacks, surprises and disappointments and all that wrapped up in this beautiful, shiny, icy, slippery, rainy, snowy, slushy package. Decades upon decades (upon decades) of tradition surround this event and without drama and suspense...

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Luck (in rallying) is a lie. Or is it?

In rallying, nothing comes close to “For sure”, the most common phrase ever, since the beginning of time. For sure, for sure is in the lead and by a huge margin, but this time I’d like to draw your attention to another well respected member of the rallying dictionary. You’ve all heard about luck, for...

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Focus is on… Hyundai Motorsport, of course

With so many things to look forward to and keep track of, how do you pick one thing, be it driver or team or a combination of both, to follow and pay special attention to? It’s easy, you don’t. At least in my case, it never is about one driver or team, because for me...

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Renault & Nissan, please bring IDx to WRC, please, we beg you

Whenever I hear or read about 1.6 liter turbocharged engine these days, first thing that comes to mind is “rally this thing”, no matter which brand, model, class and whatnot this car is about. This engine was made with one purpose, to be out there, on rally stages. Or on WTCC tracks, but who cares...

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Predictions! Play it safe or not?

First of all I’d like to apologize for posting yet another “podium prediction” article, even though you’ve already seen at least a dozen of those and submitted your entries to all of them, patiently and politely. As much fun as they are, sometimes you’re just fed up with all the predictions and expectations and you...

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Two years ago, World Rally Blog was launched

In fact, I’m kinda late to my own birthday here, but it was a bit of a tricky thing back then, launching my first proper website based on WordPress, so even though “officially” first posts show January 13th as the birthday of World Rally Blog, if I remember correctly, the thing properly took off two...

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