Category: Random Thoughts

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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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Will Peugeot take over WRC programme from Citroën?

Recently several high profile companies (Fiat, Toyota, Hyundai…) ended up on the pages of specialized WRC and motorsport media with suggestions about their possible future involvement in the World Rally Championship. Of course, in most cases stories are based on rumors or fan fiction, but it’s not that hard to imagine successful brands being interested...

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Poll: Subaru wins ahead of Lancia and Opel

Not surprisingly Subaru still enjoys huge popularity among rally fans and according to World Rally Blog’s poll, fans would love to see Japanese brand back in the World Rally Championship. Well, when I say “huge” I don’t really mean it based on the still-modest turnout to this poll, but the overall feeling and emotions of...

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Ideal WRC or rallying simulation, part one – co-driver

Some time ago I wrote a bit about the game they call “official WRC game” but which is, in my opinion, pretty much garbage with only the customer support being worse than the game itself. First one, released in 2010, was bad, and the sequel only reiterated that despite claims about improvements across the board....

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