Category: Random Thoughts

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(World) Rally Radio in double stereo

Today I woke up rather late. I had to get up pretty early for previous two days due to doctor’s appointment and some other things, so I treated myself with a longer nap today. And what’s the first thing I saw after grabbing my coffee and opening up Twitter? Colin Clark and Becs Williams are...

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Solution to dust problems on gravel rallies

Here it is, perfect solution for dust problems on gravel rallies. New device is rumoured to be making it’s way on to WRC cars very soon, apparently Volkswagen will be testing it on their Polo R WRC and all the top WRC teams will get discount so they can save some money while at the...

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Quest: The best looking rally car livery

As the years go by and various sponsors and investors come and go, cars and teams change their colours and liveries to accomodate new money-bringers. In this constant change some teams are big and powerful enough to keep their colours more or less intact and can aford to get creative while others are happy to...

Rally Portugal lays down it’s traps 0

Rally Portugal lays down it’s traps

It’s the nature of the sport – you can be fast and competitive and in a great car, but all it takes is a split second of concentration lapse and you clip a rock and send your “million dollar” car tumbling down the hill. On three WRC events held so far this year we had...

To Fafe or not to Fafe? 0

To Fafe or not to Fafe?

Talking about Fafe phenomenon is like talking about why Col de Turini is so famous or Ouninpohja is so unique – you just cannot do them justice by talking – you need to be there, with tens of thousands of fans to be able to experience the magic first hand. By seeing so many fans...

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Who Will be Eating The Dust In Portugal?

Gravel rallies are not special only because of the loose surface and the big rocks strewing the roads and paths, but also because of the dust being kicked by the running cars and which then – in case stages are surrounded by hills or trees – remains hanging in the air like a gravely fog....

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Formula 1, here we go again!

And so it’s on once again, the Formula 1 World Championship. First race of the calendar is Australia and of course everyone was glued to their TV screens in wee hours of this morning, watching extremely well payed guys do one of the most fun things possible, while the rest of us must pay for...

No surprise there: Ford defends “flat out” strategy 0

No surprise there: Ford defends “flat out” strategy

Despite the fact that Jari-Matti Latvala was 1 minute and 16 seconds behind Mikko Hirvonen ahead of the longest stage of the rally, Ford’s strategists had no second thoughts about what would be the best course of action for Latvala at this point in the rally. Somehow they’ve missed the “secure third spot” bit and...

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