Category: Random Thoughts

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Is WRC newbie friendly?

First contacts with the world of rallying are sometimes pretty complicated, especially for people with no previous motor sports experience. Compared to traditional circuit “round and round” racing, rallying is indeed a bit more complex with it’s many rules and schedules, legs, stages, power stages, time controls, etc. For rally newbies it is usually best...

Czech Republic should get WRC slot 1

Czech Republic should get WRC slot

Not long ago we learned about FIA plans to move World Rally Championship to other regions of the world, instead of running most of it’s events in Europe. To some extent we agree that WRC should do more to justify the “W” in it’s name, but this fix is not so easy to apply if...

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WRC The game, insult to WRC fans?

Unlike it’s counterpart in Formula 1, Codemasters’ F1 series, World Rally Championship’s representation in gaming world is blatantly poor, even though there are two official WRC games available on market, covering 2010 and 2011 seasons. In this case, sticking “Official video game” tag did very little favors to World Rally Championship and it’s image. In...

Five days of rallying, is it too much? 0

Five days of rallying, is it too much?

This year’s Rallye Monte Carlo really put endurance before speed and brought back memories of the past and rallies with very long road sections. And while many will praise 80th Monte and it’s spectacular return to World Rally Championship scene, voices are being raised against week-long rallies. With Monte’s unique character, tradition, reputation and popularity...

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Should WRC allow superally restarts?

Long, long time ago rally was not your usual compact event with stages and legs situated near main base and with crews allowed to restart in case they were forced into retirement due to crash or mechanical failure. Back then rally itineraries were stretched beyond anything we have these days and once you went off...

That feeling; why 2012 might be one memorable year! 0

That feeling; why 2012 might be one memorable year!

New season of World Rally Championship just started of this morning with two stages held high up in the mountains of France, and while we’re still early in the first rally, we cannot help but feel this season might really be something to remember. Click to see what we think about new WRC season and...

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SWRC competition looks promising for Monte

Although main focus of our attention will be on top WRC crews as they start new season in Monte Carlo, so called “Class 2” is also packed with talented drivers and former Monte winners. According to official entry list, published by Automobile Club de Monaco, total of ten crews will fight for the victory on...

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Number 2 status – investment for Hirvonen?

Mikko Hirvonen came to Citroën knowing he will not be able to challenge established priorities within the team. Furthermore, last time Citroën tried to enforce equality between it’s drivers tensions rose among former teammates Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier. Eventually, latter left French squad to join upcoming Volkswagen WRC project. However, accepting the temporary 2nd...

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