Category: Random Thoughts

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Rally2, yet another look at this menace

Okay, this “Yet Another One” will be short. It will! With that out of the way let me share some ideas concerning the infamous Rally2 restart system and it’s place in modern rallying. And this time I’ll even try to give few ideas on how to actually keep Rally2 in the World Rally Championship. One...

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Tour de Corse live! aka Rallygasm?

I don’t really mind when rallies get switched from one area of a country to the other for this reason or another, but when that switch means we are having Rallye de France in Sebastien Loeb’s backyard and not on legendary Corsica, I get a little upset. Perhaps I can afford to be upset –...

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Latvala’s manager confirms contacts with Volkswagen

Adding more fuel to the fire of Jari-Matti Latvala’s alleged transfer from Ford to Volkswagen, driver’s manager Timo Jouhki confirmed contacting Volkswagen. Rumour has it that Latvala is seriously considering other options and with both seats taken in Citroën (at least until Sebastien Loeb decides he’s had enough) Volkswagen remains only viable solution if Latvala...

Can Novikov replace JML at Ford? 1

Can Novikov replace JML at Ford?

Arrival of third factory team to the World Rally Championship (OK, fourth if we still consider Mini a factory team) means exciting times on drivers market – main question is who will be selected to accompany Sebastien Ogier in Volkswagen next year, and there are several options. Recently, british Autosport dropped a mini-bomb by claiming...

Jari-Matti Latvala moves to Volkswagen? I sure hope so! 0

Jari-Matti Latvala moves to Volkswagen? I sure hope so!

Finnish press is buzzing today with the unconfirmed and of course unofficial news of Jari-Matti Latvala’s move to Volkswagen by the end of this year, sourced from Autosport. After seeing what move to Citroën brought to Mikko Hirvonen, I can only say, good one Mr. Latvala! Of course, I can only speak from my admittedly...

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Wilson rules out demoting “binary” Latvala

2012 really was shaped to be The Year for Jari-Matti Latvala – he got promoted to number 1 status in Ford and with new and experienced team mate Petter Solberg, Latvala was expected to shine and show maturity, speed and ability to bring home victories, or even more important, points. But, we all know what...

What the F(IA)? 0

What the F(IA)?

This will be short because I just had a massive pizza and I will not allow myself to be influenced by some of the “#%”!#$& antics played out by the FIA, thus spoiling my late dinner. It’s about the priorities, and from the looks of things, FIA has them all mixed up in a strange...

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High drama that was Rally Portugal

Drama and rally are good combination, great even, and there is no point in denying it. Sure, we all have our favourites among drivers and teams and we sort of like to see certain crews win more often than others, but even if drama means my favourite driver or team will not take victory or...

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