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DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2014 1:41 PM
Last Edited 7 days ago

WRC » Citroen aiming for WRC Drivers’ Championship podium


Yes I cant help thinking that the current cars of today are a bit Dull. The old cars were Real cars and I think that todays cars are just too tame. I think the older 2.0 cars in the early 90s with 400 BHP before active diffs were spot on. The Legacy RS, Impreza and Celica ST165 were some of the best sounding cars too, and the ST185 had a spectacular Anti Lag system. I think that Rally cars should have flames and pop and bang a lot because that's just one of the many things that makes the sport so attractive to watch. There is nothing wrong with it being a proper Mans Sport where the cars are loud and aggressive, I keep saying that the sport is twice as spectacular in the Dark especially if the cars are Loud and Fast with flames to amplify the effects of the dark. I know the F.I.A are unlikely to return to 2.0 cars, but maybe they will support the cars having more power perhaps using a 40mm restrictor again and more visual excitement so the cars have to be thrown around more

DafyddLarcombe

December 09, 2014 10:02 AM

WRC » Citroen aiming for WRC Drivers’ Championship podium


I know this will sound like a conspiracy theory, but it is long understood that WRC is seen as a threat to F1 and I think certain people in certain places are paid to look the other way when it comes to promoting the WRC too much As the old saying goes, the best offence is sometimes an impregnable defence, meaning for F1 to flourish WRC has to carry some ballast to slow it down. WRC has been great in the past and we have seen glimpses of how strong it is, but it will never be allowed to thrive enough to challenge F1 If Citroen pulled out and VW went on to chase F1 instead of WRC there would be nothing left to watch, maybe Malcolm would end up supplying a Fiesta WRC to every competitor and it would become the fiesta WRC Championship - lol, but jokes aside,it wouldn't take much to kill off the WRC

DafyddLarcombe

December 04, 2014 3:23 PM

WRC » WRC: Ostberg to stay with Citroen in 2015


Well, like I mentioned in a previous post, I think that Citroen would do much better with Mads lining up next to Meeke than Paddon. Maybe now Paddon can get a deal with Citroen to fill in the blanks that Loeb and Quassimi will create by choosing to do a few selected Rallies Paddon seems to want to do all the Gravel Rallies on the calendar where ever he lays his hat for 2015, maybe just maybe he will have to have sign up with M-Sport with a customer programme with whatever package he choses Paddon is getting better but the highest result of 6th place will not open doors just yet as a factory driver. Obviously Evans got his foot in the door with M-Sport but he showed huge potential and came up through the Ford Ladder of opportunity and that was worth its weight in Gold. Paddon did his time in a Skoda

DafyddLarcombe

December 03, 2014 11:10 AM
Last Edited 21 days ago

WRC » Kubica enjoys beating ‘fantastic’ Rossi in Monza Rally


Hairpins are always done one handed anyway as your other hand is on the hand brake and gears, luckily for Kubica his dodgy hand is the one that pulls on the handbrake so his good hand is able to skilfully control the steering wheel the same as all the other drivers do. I am guessing that the added difficulty for Kubica must come with possibly of having to downshift mid slide on the flappy paddle (located on the left for Kubica) with his steering hand as he continues to steer the car through a controlled slide and accelerate out of the hairpin at the same time If it was his left hand that was the damaged and weak hand then he may be limited to driving right hand drive Rally cars so the handbrake is in the left hand, but, it is his right hand that is damaged so he is able to drive left hand drive cars, hardly a consolation for the poor guy though

DafyddLarcombe

December 03, 2014 10:56 AM
Last Edited 21 days ago

WRC » Loeb returns to WRC for Monte Carlo Rally


Yes, In short what could work is Meeke as the Full time Number 1 driver with a Full programme of events like Neuville had this year for Hyundai. Loeb does all the Tarmac events in the 2nd car and Paddon could then do all the remaining gravel events Like wise Quassimi decides which events he wants to do in a 3rd car, as it is his money that is supporting the Squad, then Mads could end up driving the 3rd car on all the remaining events. This would be a Total win win for Citroen Of course Mads could also take his money to M-Sport and have a Full programme of events in a Fiesta WRC as Malcolm needs vital customers like Mads to support and fund his business. I am sure that Mads is considering this very carefully at this moment in time. Personally I would nominate Mads as the 2nd points scoring driver when Loeb is absent

DafyddLarcombe

December 02, 2014 10:50 AM

WRC » Loeb returns to WRC for Monte Carlo Rally


If I were going to chose between Mads Ostberg and Paddon though, I would chose Ostberg in a heart beat so it begs the Question, what is going on at Citroen ??? Mads would be the sensible choice for both speed and consistency, why would they risk losing Mads to M-Sport by not offering him a Full time programme, it makes me wonder what they have up their sleeve that trumps Ostberg in a Full time programme IS THE CHAMP PERHAPS CONSIDERING COMING BACK FULL TIME AFTERALL ????????

DafyddLarcombe

December 01, 2014 11:40 AM

WRC » Loeb returns to WRC for Monte Carlo Rally


I suppose the only consolation is that M-Sport will be running Lorenzo Bertelli in a Full WRC programme next season and there will be no expense spared by Bertelli as his family are extremely wealthy Maybe M-Sport with Marry Ostbergs programme with the Lorenzos programme and there will be a very strong 2 car B Team that can potentially block other teams from scoring points. This will help M-Sport providing the two A Team drivers can stay in front of the B Team drivers


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