Category: Random Thoughts

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Do you remember when… Subaru (sort of) announced they were going to return to WRC in 2014?

Subaru is one of those brands that belong in WRC, period. Like Lancia and Toyota, even Porsche… and Opel. But back to Subaru and their recent announcement concerning the new 2015 Impreza WRX STI. The new flagship is scheduled to debut in Detroit in 10 days and what better time to disclose some tasty and...

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Video: Rallye Monte Carlo eons ago… It’s 1986 and it’s awesome!

Chances are I already posted this video at some point, but no matter. It’s one of those things you can watch over and over again, like a favourite movie or a silly gif you simply cannot stahp laughing at. This video isn’t silly nor funny, it’s actually very totally awesome. Especially now when we’re less...

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May this year be The WRC Year!

We’ve had all sorts of years in the World Rally Championship; Citroën year(s), Loeb year(s), Volkswagen year, Mini-revival-that-never-happened year, promoter-ends-up-in-prison year, we-have-no-TV year, all sorts of years. And dramas, never forget dramas. Yet, despite all this, sport prevailed and, dare I say it, grew. Last year we saw Volkswagen Motorsport and Sebastien Ogier topple the...

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Evgeny is Novikoff for 2014

Sorry about the clever title, I just had to. Evgeny Novikov will not take part in WRC events next year, at least not on regular basis. Some will say it’s only normal, given the amount of issues and disappointments Russian driver endured this year, while others will be at least a bit sad over the...

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Twitter: Certain (unnamed) team complains over Kubica’s paddle shifter?

Drama, there must be some. But before I go any further, let me make it clear that I’m not drawing any kind of conclusions here, simply because there is very little information out there. Some names were mentioned, some rumours shared, but that’s about it. Sure, where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but whether it’s a...

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Fans to Citroën, Volkswagen and/or M-Sport: Paint ’em black!

The 2014 livery of Hyundai Motorsport’s i20 WRC is sweet and sexy, to me at least. But, as strange as it may sound, it’s the only one officially confirmed so far. While it’s likely that Volkswagen Motorsport, Citroën Racing and M-Sport will keep their existing liveries, with a tweak or two, nothing is official yet....

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It’s “Dani Sordo in Hyundai” all over again – M-Sport to announce Hirvonen, Kubica & Evans tommoz?

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. It is also the last day for submitting entries for the 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo. And since we still haven’t heard from M-Sport and their plans for next year, it’s safe to assume this announcement will happen tomorrow. Why the long wait? Can things change in the very last minute?...

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i20 WRC vs. Polo R WRC, spot the differences

I thought the position of the “N” decal at the rear of the i20 WRC looked somehow familiar, same as the hood one. But of course, it’s on Volkswagen Polo R WRC too. Just like Volkswagen is looking to cash in a bit on their WRC successes through the R line of cars, Hyundai plans...

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