Category: Random Thoughts

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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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Should marathon stages be part of every WRC event?

Three very long special stages of 2012 Rally Mexico were pretty unique to this event, although it is not that uncommon for WRC rallies to feature extremely long timed tests. If FIA wants to bring back endurance element to the World Rally Championship, perhaps long stages are the way to go instead of opting for...

Jari-Matti’s Mexican Tragedy 0

Jari-Matti’s Mexican Tragedy

As someone said, it went from bad to worse for Jari-Matti Latvala on third day of 2012 Rally Mexico. Ford driver was in his own universe ever since trouble on earlier legs denied him the chance to fight for the victory. He would have none of that. Despite saying he will not try the impossible...

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How to fix malfunctioning paddle shifter on Logitech DFP wheel

NOTE: Just noticed these links to do not work anymore. I am working on finding these files on my old computer so I can attach theme here! Recently my trusty Logitech Driving Force Pro (DFP) wheel developed a strange problem, and making changes and adjustments in profiler software did not help. The problem was in...

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Wierdest debut ever: Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

Yet another “what the hell Mini” moment just happened in Geneva during the presentation of performance version of Mini’s Countryman. Tagged “John Cooper Works” (JCW), factory tuned Countryman offers impressive package and joins already established JCW models, Roadster and Coupe. Featuring 1.6 litre turbocharged engine with 211 HP combined with all-wheel drive, latest member of...

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