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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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GT86 CS-R3 finally granted homologation

“After an extended development, prolonged by the challenge of being the first rear-wheel-drive in the previously-exclusive front-wheel-drive R3 category”, they say. Yet, previously they said “As a whole, the CS-R3 has performed very well during testing but selection of appropriate power steering has been a recurring difficulty. Due to the specific lay-out of the GT86,...

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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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Rally Cyprus: Then and Now

While we’ve all been looking forward to the return of the Tour de Corse to the WRC, lets not forget about the ERC, which just completed its 8th round in Cyprus this past weekend. First of all, big congratulations to Kajetan Kajetanowicz for another brilliant drive to a dominating victory. It looks more and more...

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Have some pink…

…to combat all the doom and gloom. We hate doom and gloom and we hate dramas, unless they’re on special stages and strictly limited to close fights and split seconds. So, instead of pondering over Volkswagen’s future, here’s some pink to brighten up our collective WRC evening. Thanks Hyundai! (this, by the way, is the...

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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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