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Video: Jeremie Billiot does Spain

We may disagree on many things regarding rallying, but I feel those are all minor details, like which car is the bestest rally car ever or who had it easier, Sebastien Loeb or Sebastien Ogier, but we will all unanimously agree about this: Jeremie Billiot (also known as Planetemarcus) is a WRC class enthusiast, a...

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Works Teams Against Privateers… Is it Sporting?

The issue of manufacturer “works” teams competing in an otherwise privateer championship has long been a stumbling block in both rallying and other forms of circuit-based motorsport. With the recent clean sweep by David Higgins and Subaru USA in the Rally America National Championship and Skoda’s domination of WRC2 this weekend in Spain, it seemed...

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There Is (Again!) No Excuse

It’s a dead horse, and it’s been dead for awhile. But here at World Rally Blog, we are going to keep beating it as long as is needed. Before my trip to Spain, I hoped with all of my heart that I wouldn’t need to write such an article. However, what I experienced today affected...

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A Dream Realized

Before I go any further, let me get the disclaimer out of the way. This piece is going to be a bit “gushy.” For those of you who have been to a WRC rally before, it will probably even seem quite over the top. However, having waited for this moment for more than 15 years,...

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Hayden Paddon signs a 3 year contract with Hyundai

This is it, the big chance. Hyundai Motorsport has signed a three year contract with one of the brightest new stars in the WRC roster. Hayden Paddon stormed the WRC this year, not only with his speed and the ability to learn and adapt, but also with his attitude towards not only driving but also...

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Talking Points For Spain

We’re nearing the home stretch for 2015! With only two WRC events left, the season is winding down, but there is still plenty to talk about. Here are some discussion points in anticipation of next weekend’s RACC Rally Catalunya. Monster Day 1: Like in many other events this year, the organizers of RACC Rally Catalunya have...

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When number one becomes number one (of)

Two drivers are in a team. One of them is slightly faster and is also a better all arounder, which gives him the advantage; he gets the number one status and his spot in team’s roster is guaranteed. It also helps that there is actually no number 2 driver, because that spot is not permanently...

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WRC 5… Really???

2015 has been a good year for rally games. For the first time I can remember, we have not one, not two, but three titles to look forward to playing. Codemasters stole the spotlight by surprising us with the early release of Dirt Rally back in the spring. Shortly after that, the WRC announced their...

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