Category: Random Thoughts

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So long, “massive, epic” 80 km special stage, you failed at… something

There is nothing good about supermassive special stages. They have no meaning and no purpose. They do not add any extra challenge. They also do not posses any sporting and, more importantly, commercial value. They’re pointless. And if you think they could be good for that holy “endurance” factor, nope, that’s sufficiently “covered in the...

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Are you trying to memorize all your virtual special stages?

Do you remember how relatively easy it was to learn and memorize every single special stage in the original version of Richard Burns Rally or in any other, older rally game, mainly because stages were usually quite short (let’s mentione that wonderful Rally Championship 2000 game with its 1:1 depiction of stages in the British...

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One snow event is enough?

I believe so. In essence, this sport is about drivers, co-drivers, teams and manufacturers fighting against time and elements. With one snow event we do have this particular element covered, especially when Monte Carlo is also playing nice with its ice and slush and snow. There is, in my humble opinion, absolutely no reason for...

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“7-8 Seconds Won’t Win or Lose This Rally”

“Seven or eight seconds won’t win or lose this rally.” These 10 words capture perfectly the transformation that has taken place inside of Kris Meeke since mid 2015. They were spoken as he described his spin at the stop control of SS1. It wasn’t so long ago that we would have seen Kris so upset...

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Take a long, hard look at this video, FIA…

…and then let me know if you find anything interesting in it. (scroll down for video) Personally, I started counting cars that were sliding off the road in same exact spot that caught Jari-Matti Latvala out. Then I stopped because the numbers became too big. I was totally relieved when I noticed the area in...

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Elfyn Evans, or should we start calling him Hulk?

Perhaps this shock therapy is exactly what Elfyn Evans needed in his career. Maybe he needed to see and realize things will sometimes align against you, and this is when you should be strongest and bring out the best in you. It is possible that a straight talk from M-Sport boss could have yielded a...

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