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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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WRC3 podium for Renault in Sardinia

After their opening outing at Rally de Portugal, the crew entered by Renault Sport Technologies in the WRC 3 World Rally Championship faced another very competitive event. Despite the very rough conditions that put paid to the hopes of many drivers, the Renault Clio R3T driven by Andrea Crugnola and Michele Ferrara made it to...

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Hayden Paddon’s maiden podium finish, impressions

This, in my opinion, is a great read, if you haven’t read it already by now. For Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, this was a fantastic event, even though they did finish one step down from the coveted top spot. For many, Hayden and John are the true winners of 2015 Rally Italia. And as...

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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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Road position blues or how to make Ogier happy

I wanted to discuss comments made by Sebastien Ogier after he crossed the finish line in Portugal in this post, but maybe that will have to wait a bit and get some space in another post (I will try to share my thoughts on the things which prompted SO’s controversial comments). It is often we...

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Rally Portugal: Musings After Leg 1

Road sweeping: After the roughness of Rally Argentina negated some of the road sweeping effects, those issues came right back to the forefront on Leg 1 of Portugal. It was interesting to hear how the different drivers reacted to it. I hate to pick on Sebastien Ogier too much, but lets be honest, he has...

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Don’t hate the wait, enjoy the show

Long breaks are long, too long in fact, but on the other hand, the world of rallying is big and busy enough, so even these long breaks between WRC events are not so difficult to survive. Actually, I am not entirely sure I would like to see rallies stacked too close together, with one or...

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