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Does The WRC Need Another Snow Rally? (2nd Opinion)

You can probably file this one in the category of “calendar rants”. OK, well, it isn’t really a rant, but perhaps more of a musing. After reading a piece this week about the possibility of the WRC adding another winter rally to the calendar, it got me thinking… does the WRC really need another snow...

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Are you trying to memorize all your virtual special stages?

Do you remember how relatively easy it was to learn and memorize every single special stage in the original version of Richard Burns Rally or in any other, older rally game, mainly because stages were usually quite short (let’s mentione that wonderful Rally Championship 2000 game with its 1:1 depiction of stages in the British...

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Toyota unveils their motor sport livery, WRC included

Toyota today took the wraps off their 2016 motor sport programme, which, as we know, also includes the World Rally Championship. That is, more or less, all, because at this point Toyota obviously isn’t ready to share more information about this particular project. It’s in Tommi Mäkinen’s hands, his team will co-operate with TMG’s HQ...

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Rally America: This Is How It Should Be Done

Rally America has a thing or two to learn from their friends up north. Today, the season promo trailer was launched for what might be the be one of the best kept secrets in the world of rallying: the Canadian Rally Championship (CRC). No, the CRC may not have big names such as Ken Block...

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Hyundai in R5: Let the testing begin

By their own admission, Hyundai is still not “there” with their brand new i20 WRC and we were instructed to wait for the real pace in coming events. This project simply must not fail and they have to close the gaps to leading cars and teams this year. It’s not an easy situation for them,...

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One snow event is enough?

I believe so. In essence, this sport is about drivers, co-drivers, teams and manufacturers fighting against time and elements. With one snow event we do have this particular element covered, especially when Monte Carlo is also playing nice with its ice and slush and snow. There is, in my humble opinion, absolutely no reason for...

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“7-8 Seconds Won’t Win or Lose This Rally”

“Seven or eight seconds won’t win or lose this rally.” These 10 words capture perfectly the transformation that has taken place inside of Kris Meeke since mid 2015. They were spoken as he described his spin at the stop control of SS1. It wasn’t so long ago that we would have seen Kris so upset...

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Take a long, hard look at this video, FIA…

…and then let me know if you find anything interesting in it. (scroll down for video) Personally, I started counting cars that were sliding off the road in same exact spot that caught Jari-Matti Latvala out. Then I stopped because the numbers became too big. I was totally relieved when I noticed the area in...

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