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WRC, the biggest winner in Sweden

2015 Rally Sweden was a winner. After the traditionally spectacular Rallye Monte Carlo we turned to Sweden to provide a different challenge and Sweden delivered, but even though drivers, organizers and fans deserve praise for their efforts and dedication, for me the biggest winner in Sweden was the Championship itself. So many myths and doubts...

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So, Here’s What I Don’t Quite Get…

World Rally Blog’s guest author Jason Anthony would like to know more about Toyota’s decision to spend two full years in car and team development, before joining the WRC in 2017. If you know the answer, please put WRB in Cc because I would like to know too. It has already been more than a...

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Neuville leads, Hyundai aims for podium, WRC celebrates

The number one reason for this celebration is not the fact that we have a guy not belonging to Volkswagen’s camp in the lead, no. To me, main reason to feel quite ecstatic is the fact that Thierry Neuville and Hyundai clinched that lead after a fair fight. Details made the difference, but they always...

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Meanwhile, Toyota Motorsport does Monte

Two years may sound like a whole lot of time, even if you are building a WRC team. Days turn into months and before you know it, it’s two years gone and you’re heading to your first proper WRC event. For any team, every day counts and every test session is important and valuable. During...

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The splits are gone and they should never return

Yes, oh hundred times yes, I don’t miss splits in cars at all. They could have saved Jari-Matti Latvala today, that’s for sure, but would you really take them back, knowing that Jari-Matti would have lifted and then cruised to the end of the stage, instead of pushing to the max in order to beat...

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Super specials should be free

Well done Pontus… but this was only to warm up the tyres and put some air in turbines. Of course, super specials are more than that and they can sometimes destroy someone’s rally, even if they’re sometimes shorter than 2 kilometers. As we know, sometimes one poorly judged step is all it takes to throw...

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Latvala: “Consistency more important than victories”

Jari-Matti Latvala is the number 1 favourite to win in Sweden, after all, he already has three wins at this event under his belt. After finishing second in Monte Carlo, Latvala admits he is in a very good position as the WRC moves to his kind of surface. More importantly, a solid result in Sweden...

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It’s all white at the moment, just the way we want it

This wait seems so long, doesn’t it? Even though only few weeks have passed since Monte Carlo, it feels like much longer, but that’s quite normal – once the season gets underway you just cannot help craving for just another special stage. In that regard, WRC fans are like Labrador Retrievers – you cannot feed...

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