Category: Random Thoughts

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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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DiRT Rally is it!

Moved, assembled furniture, started paying bills on this new location. Replaced broken up-shift switch on my Logitech DFP wheel. DiRT Rally installed on laptop – finally, FINALLY, it was time for first proper stage of this new rally game. This time with a steering wheel. I picked Lancia Delta and one of the Welsh stages,...

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Do We Really Want “Fair”

When it comes to rallying, what should “fair” really mean? It’s a bit controversial, isn’t it? To be honest, I am still wrestling through this question as I reflect on Rally Sardinia. I haven’t settled on an answer, and that is why I am going to throw it out to you. With the fallout from...

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I quite enjoyed this little piece of drama

In World Rally Championship we rarely hear about politics and I think that’s a very good thing, even though I am pretty sure there exists a massive political battlefield even in our beloved motor sport series. Most of what we hear from team bosses and other officials, promoters or the FIA, is completely harmless and...

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