Category: Random Thoughts

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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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Who Will Be This Year’s Monte Surprise?

If someone were to ask you what makes Rally Monte Carlo so unique, the answers would be too numerous to count. Where to begin? How about the glamor of the ceremonial start in Monaco? Perhaps you would mention the heritage of the rally and the legends who have driven over its stages through the years....

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Could 2016 be The Year of Hyundai?

This will be one interesting year for everyone at Hyundai Motorsport. The team is switching to a brand new car, which we are told is much better than its predecessor. This car simply must work. When Hyundai retired their 2015 machine, they also retired the bag containing all the excuses and promises, so this year...

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