Category: Random Thoughts

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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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Will you do the WRC+ in 2016?

Weeks from now, the new season of WRC will begin. What are your WRC resolutions for 2016? Any changes in favourite crews and teams for you? Or will you just continue loving and supporting them all? What’s that? Did I just hear “As long as it’s not Ogier or Volkswagen”? Hope dies last. Also comes...

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The BRC is Back with a Vengeance!

Ok, this piece may be a bit UK-centric, but in all fairness, I’m an American rally enthusiast, and if I’m taking notice, then it must be a big deal. Last night on the Absolute Rally podcast, a massively exciting announcement was made about what is arguably the most important national rally championship in the world....

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Should liveries speak louder than results? Hope not!

Last week, Jason Anthony shared some of his thoughts concerning M-Sport and their driver options for next year. In that post Jason asked M-Sport to think carefully over Elfyn Evans and what they plan to do with him. Now, it seems M-Sport did not agree with everything Jason wrote, but I am pretty sure they...

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Malcolm… Are You Really Crazy Enough to Let Elfyn Go?

With Citroen’s plans now revealed for 2016 and 2017, our attention now shifts to the next big “Silly Season” story… the fate of M-Sport’s two young drivers. Last month, this story broke when Malcolm Wilson essentially stated that both Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak would be competing for their futures on Wales Rally GB. After...

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Wales Rally GB = Monte Carlo = Sweden = New Z… oh

Let’s give Australia and the FIA’s and promoter’s “high-profile season finale” a chance, but I still cannot imagine a more fitting end to a difficult season than to wrap it all up in dark forests of Wales, soaked to the skin, half frozen, semi pissed and completely covered in mud. At least that is how...

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