Category: Random Thoughts

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Fast Doesn’t Always = Spectacular

It has been a little over one week since the 2017 WRC regulations were announced. For the most part, they have been met with a great deal of excitement and anticipation for the future, and with good reason. After several years of somewhat unspectacular cars that all seem to look quite similar, the thought of...

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Do not dismiss the 2016

I know we’re in the middle of the 2015 season, and by all accounts it is a good one, but what are your hopes for 2016? Beyond the usual “I hope someone finally takes the fight to Seb Ogier, por favor!”? It could be a tricky year, a final outing for current generation WRC cars,...

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Virtual rally dirt, it’s all over the place

Popularity of a sport can be measured in many ways, so you can check the official TV figures (once they’re out) or you can travel to one of the events yourself and see firsthand what the stages are like. As unfortunate as cancelling of stages is, it shows the WRC has a huge following, spectators...

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New rules are nice, but what will they cost?

Yesterday, we were all about “wow” and “yes!” and “finally!” when the news about the new 2017 WRC regulations broke out. It was a good day of smiling faces and hope for a better, stronger, lighter and more exciting future. But will this future also be affordable and/or sustainable? I want to believe. I want...

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Dirt Rally: A Review From A Rally Perspective

It’s hard to believe that nearly 3 months have already passed since Codemasters surprised us all by releasing Dirt Rally for early access. In all honesty, like many rally purists, I had become a bit disillusioned with the direction Codemasters was taking the Dirt franchise over the past years. The Ken Block Gymkhana vibe just...

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To China or not to China, WRC ponders

First of, this could get a little long and a little incoherent… I wasn’t going to write an essay, merely wanted to list some thoughts. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but don’t you think World Rally Championship calendar should include as many regions, continents and countries as is realistically possible? In such...

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If You See Something…

If you live in or have traveled to the USA, you may have heard the slogan, “If you see something, say something”. This phrase was coined by the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to fight terrorism by encouraging the public to report suspicious behavior or circumstances. When I heard about the cancellation of...

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