Category: Random Thoughts

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Volkswagen’s future is safe from TDI poisoning

In case you’ve missed it, here it is: according to Volkswagen Motorsports team boss Jost Capito, team’s future is safe and is not going to be influenced by whatever comes out of the latest automotive industry scandal, also known as “VWe didn’t know, honest, but we sure are going to investigate ourselves now, because it’s...

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Et tu, Volkswagen?

Why Volkswagen, why? I mean, I do get some of the reasons for your obviously not so clever attempt to fool the EPA, but seriously, I did not see it coming. And why would I, right? Not an analyst or a car industry geek, just someone interested in cars and even more in motor sports....

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Safety First, or Flat Out?

[fusion_text]Put yourself in the shoes of Stephane Lefevbre for a moment. You just wrapped up your first rally in a WRC car last month in Germany. The result wasn’t bad, and along with gaining some valuable experience, people took a bit of notice. All in all, it seemed like a pretty satisfying performance. Fast-forward to...

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FIA admits rally spectator safety needs improving

They had to react and they did react. What happened in Spain and what (almost) keeps happening everywhere else, even in World Rally Championship class events, finally pushed FIA into action. For now this action is limited to words and promises and initiatives, but they have to start somewhere, I guess. Six people died in...

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Will Jan Kopecky Make It Back To The WRC?

With the WRC “silly season” heating up, there has been a lot of discussion over which drivers will switch teams, and whether any of the younger drivers will get a shot at the top level of rallying. Plenty of names have been bounced around including Esapekka Lappi, Craig Breen, Sepp Wiegand, and Stephan Lefevbre. All...

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Rally Germany makes history, issues official tabards to idiots?

This should be how your rally can lose its World Rally Championship event status, easily. Rally Germany has some of the most challenging roads and breathtaking vistas, but in terms of competitors, spectators and accredited (my favourite part) media safety, it’s lacking. Day one could have easily ended up in tears or worse. I hear...

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The Tarmac Specialist: An Extinct Species?

We are now well into the countdown towards ADAC Rally Deutschland, quite possibly the best tarmac rally in the world at the moment. As the first true tarmac round in the WRC season, this one throws up a special challenge with the incredible variety that it offers. It almost seems like Rally Detuschland stole portions...

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Mind the F***’n Bale!

As rally fans, it is easy to get sucked into the serious matters of the sport. We’ll spend hours thinking and talking about issues such as calendar changes, skyrocketing costs, and manufacturer involvement. At times, we’ll worry about the direction the sport may be taking and wonder about the health of rallying moving into the...

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