Category: Random Thoughts

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The odd thing about Hyundai… or is it?

I have zero doubts about Hyundai’s ability to prepare a top team for next year. Or do I? For some strange reason I have this odd feeling about this team, and to be honest I cannot really put my finger on what the issue is. Is it about the introverted nature of their approach to...

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Let WRC winners be winners

While emotions and impressions are still fresh and high, I’d like to ask everyone to once again think about the so called powerstage shootout idea. Do you honestly believe this is the way to improve the sport and make it more fan, TV and media friendly? After all the crews went through over the last...

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There is / was no WRC timing investigation by the FIA, don’t be silly!

Hopefully I don’t need to remind you about the recent public “outburst” of FIA flavoured anger, directed at the timing service providers in the World Rally Championship. World’s motorsport authority sounded properly pissed, for a highly political institution that is, and they were throwing big words around, such as investigation and consequences. Finally, we thought,...

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Mikko Hirvonen is relaxed, and Kris Meeke is fast. Hm!

Instead of being utterly nervous and displaying all signs of bending under pressure and expectations, Mikko Hirvonen is cool and calm, but also fast and in control. Did he find some secret recipe for stress control? Or his calmness is caused by some other things. At the same time, Kris Meeke is flying, and with...

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Oh, Jari-Matti!

Went too wide on a crest and hit the rock on the outside, damaging the wheel and suspension and losing gigantic amount of time. I call it an act of domestic terrorism and rivalry, French and Belgian drivers do not matter anymore, it’s between the Finns now, and stones and rocks seems to be taking...

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Why it is good that Seb Loeb left the WRC?

To make it perfectly clear, it’s not good. It’s obvious he still has plenty of speed, but if the ambition is gone, and after winning EVERYTHING I reckon it just might be, there’s no point in doing things which are not amusing to you. Yes, I know you cannot really grasp the concept or someone...

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Video: Just Juho Hanninen doing his thing

Ever since Hyundai Motorsport confirmed Juho Hanninen as their test and development driver there were all sorts of comments and opinions regarding this decision. Most people think Hyundai made the right choice, but some question whether Mr. Hanninen is the right kind of pilot for the new and reportedly very ambitious team. Well, the fact...

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