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Paul Coleman… On Dirt 4, the WRC, and the Love of Rally!

I think you’ll enjoy this one. This past week, Paul Coleman from Codemasters was kind enough to answer some questions for us about the new Dirt 4 as well as the WRC and rallying in general.┬áThis was a very busy week for Paul involving traveling to the opening round of the World Rallycross Championship in...

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Getting Excited for Dirt 4!

In all honesty, we’re a bit late to this party since news about Dirt 4 has been around for months now. However, we’ve got a break between WRC events, so I thought now would be as good a time as any to write a piece about Codemaster’s new rally game. If I could sum up...

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A Big Weekend of Regional Action

While the WRC was on a break this weekend, and we were all at home trying to recover from the heart attacks that Kris Meeke gave us in Mexico, there was plenty of regional rally action going on around the world. This weekend, we saw the season opener for the MSA British Rally Championship and...

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Fly Away Stage Problems: Bad Idea or Bad Luck?

The moment I looked at my Twitter feed this morning, my heart began to sink. News was filtering through that the WRC convoy was delayed on the trip back to Leon from Mexico City. Apparently there was an accident that caused the closure of the main route. Immediately, thoughts of Argentina 2007 came back to...

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There’s No Shame In A Transit Stage Photo

We’ve all been there. Perhaps it’s our first WRC rally and we want to get that perfect shot to bring home as a souvenir. We know the right places to stand, but sometimes the desire to get that signature photo causes us to inch closer and closer to a compromising and unsafe spectating position. With...

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Mexico Preview: Team by Team

In just a few days, the hills above Guanajuato will be alive with the sounds of WRC cars. For different reasons, Rally Mexico is going to be an important event for each team. Let’s take a look at who needs a strong result in Mexico, and why. Hyundai WRT: Yes, Thierry Neuville’s two gut-wrenching mistakes...

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That’s How To Finish A Rally

There were many things about this year’s Rally Sweden that were impressive… Jari-Matti’s resurgence, TMG’s first victory in their return to the WRC, the huge crowds at Colin’s Crest… the list goes on an on. What captured my attention and impressed me the most, however, was how the organizers of Rally Sweden handled the power...

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Lessons From My First Winter Rally

With Rally Sweden only a few days away, I thought I’d take a moment to write down some of my thoughts, observations, and lessons learned after going to my first winter rally. This past weekend, my wife and I rented a car and made the 500 mile trip north from Philadelphia to Maniwaki Quebec for...

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