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Stupid spectators, Monte edition

Not a rally goes by without at least one reckless spectator being reckless, refusing to accept the harsh thing called common sense and/or just trying to destroy as many lives as he/she possibly can, including his/her own. This year’s Rallye Monte Carlo was no exception, of course, and as much as we all feel sorry...

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Quentin Gilbert wins round 1 of the 2015 Junior WRC

source: Citroën Racing Ten crews lined up at the start of the opening round of the 2015 season of the FIA Junior WRC. On Thursday night’s opening stage, the Irishman Daniel McKenna grabbed the early lead as he went fastest between Entrevaux and Rouaine. But he was then handed a 2 min 20s penalty for...

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We’ve had our first taste of ’15 and now we want more

What a year this will be, if Monte Carlo is any indication. Granted, the brief but spectacular return of Sebastien Loeb added much to the story but even without Loeb we saw many reasons for optimism as WRC now heads to Sweden. We saw improved pace and control by some drivers, we saw how expensive...

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Video: This is what WRC spectators live for

A word of warning, do not watch this is you’re prone to sudden outbursts of sobbing and crying, because if you take your rally with a(n un)healthy dose of emotions, the end of this particular video could be too much for you to handle. Of course, I don’t know anything about that and I never...

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Jari-Matti Latvala did not give up, don’t listen to him

Calling anything certain or safe in relation to Rallye Monte Carlo is just silly, at best. Because this particular rally will just take your safe prediction and certain conclusion and turn it upside down, inside out and then chop off its head. Remember those cries of joy after Sebastien Loeb’s SS 1 stunner, the king...

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Toyota GT86 CS-R3 eyeing competitive debut

Let’s step back from all the excitement of Monte Carlo Rally and look at other rally related news for a moment. For instance, this press release, sent by Toyota Motorsport. No, it’s not THAT press release, we are feeding on rumours saying THAT release might reach us all sometime next week. It’s a different kind...

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Video: How to fix an amputated suspension

Just one of those things. Never give up. By the way, car number 4, meaning Seb Loeb’s and Dani Elena’s DS3 WRC is moving again, according to Live Maps, but I think it’s not doing 90 kph on that wheel, so probably on the back of a service truck. Hopefully super rally is an option....

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You want classic Monte? Here is classic Monte!

Seriously, really, honestly, try hard to save some money and get yourself on the next plane, train, bus, hike to 2016 Monte Carlo Rally, because atmosphere and character of that event can only partially be described by words and even pictures and videos. You have to see it and feel it and then the dramatic...

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