Category: Random Thoughts

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When you just cannot make it – On being a remote rally fan

There were days when the idea of picking up things and just heading off to a rally or a single stage was a very good one, but what sets those times apart from today is the fact that back then you had no issues of seeing that idea become reality, much unlike today. For many,...

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Equal status in Volkswagen, can’t wait!

As if having two young and very ambitious drivers in main line up wasn’t tricky enough, Volkswagen decided to add third one as well. Just reading these names out loud brings a smile on your face – Sebastien Ogier (he who challenged the great Sebastien Loeb on more than one occasion), Jari-Matti Latvala (fastest of...

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC, s/he’s a looker

Selected few images from official photo shoot showing Volkswagen Polo R WRC machine. This is the car Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala will use next year from the word go. Andreas Mikkelsen will join them a bit later, in Portugal. So, the car is white, which is a bit of a surprise given the Red...

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To Volkswagen from a reborn WRC fan

With first part of Volkswagen’s WRC team presentation in Monaco behind us, we can safely say: these guys will rock our little world of WRC very hard. It started out slow and you could say a bit underwhelming at first, with classic stage presentation and guests, but then… then the films took over, the ones...

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Sebastien Ogier gets my vote for 2013

Petter Solberg announced his temporary retirement from the World Rally Championship today – not a good news and certainly a sign of problems and troubles still very much alive within the sport. Sure enough, Petter’s season was dismal to say the least, and much like former team mate Jari-Matti Latvala, he enjoyed rallies as spectator...

Kubica vs. Latvala, Rallye du Var 0

Kubica vs. Latvala, Rallye du Var

Robert Kubica did amazing job, and I plan to write about it a bit soon enough, but here’s little something in the meantime. Great comeback and I sincerely hope we’ll see more of Robert, regardless of the series and car.

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Questions behind FIA’s decision to ditch Stage One Technology

If Autosport’s sources are correct, FIA will soon reveal new timing and tracking services provider for the World Rally Championship. And it won’t be Stage One Technology. Instead, Sistemas Integrales de Telecomunicacion (SIT) will take over the championship, starting in Monte Carlo in January next year. For now, this is all unofficial, of course, and...

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