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DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2013 1:06 PM

WRC » Evans gets 2014 WRC promotion with M-Sport


What Malcolm needs to do now is find a driver like Essapekka Lappi and a reasonable budget to run him in the squads Qatar 2nd Team on selected events maybe 6 or 7 events and bring him on so when Mikko Retires or eventually loses his seat Malcolm will have at least 2 Home Grown Top drivers to lead the Main M-Sport Qatar Team who wont cost an arm and a leg like Ogier and Neuville I realise that now Ford have pulled their funding Malcolm has a lot less Budget to go around and it is tight and tough surviving without the Manufacturer Financial support (see how Prodrive have done by comparison) but ideally the 2nd team should be a mixture of experience to block other drivers and Teams from scoring points and future stars of tomorrow who are getting their feet wet before their big swim in the Pond Ford wont be away for ever anyway, they havnt gone far away don't worry ! They are like the Cheetahs in the long grass, maybe you cant see them but they are there watching and studying lol, I thin

DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2013 5:02 PM
Last Edited 214 days ago

WRC » WRC 2014 driver line-up


If any one wants to see what a future World Rally Champion looks like then check out an 8 year old Kalle Rovanperra on youtube For those who are not familiar with the surname, his Dad Harri Rovanperra was a works driver for Seat in 1999 and Peugeot driving both the 206 and 307 in subsequent years The kid is now 9 Years old Footage of him in a RWD Toyota Starlet and more recently an C2 R2 Max from last winter. This is the sort of kid I was talking abut earlier when I suggested M-Sport bring through young Talent in its B Team. He will be moving to Cumbria in the next 5 years. Put it in your Diaries guys !

DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2013 10:51 AM

WRC » Ostberg completes first Citroen test


I hope he finds his feet at Citroen, but even though his team mate will have to tread careful as he learns the Rallies early in the season I think Meeke will have the speed to outpace Ostberg when he feels comfortable Ostberg has come on a lot in recent seasons but im not sure he has the last bit of speed needed to compete with the likes of Neuville / Ogier and Latvala

DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2013 2:22 PM

WRC » Citroen reveals driver line-up for WRC 2014


Cont Cont - lol Maybe you are a Fan from F1, this would certainly explain your Lack of Real WRC Knowledge and your seemingly superior knowledge impression that you know more than most on this site F1 people think that F1 is the Big Sport, its just easy to film and its all in the same place and with easy spectator access and better facilities, But IT IS NOT better than WRC though, F1 is only better than any sleeping pills, I can watch F1 and be asleep before they leave the Grid ! lol In Rally we welcome everyone though so don't be put off and intimidated by our Humble but well informed members, but do think twice in future before making a series of ill informed comments followed by a statement that you know more about the sport than most on here, just have some thought for those who are reading your comments who actually know a little about this great sport. Over and Out !!

DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2013 2:10 PM

WRC » Citroen reveals driver line-up for WRC 2014


Cont for Aldo : Malcolm has held the contract to Run Fords World Rally programme since suddenly acquiring it at the end of 1996 when they had just weeks to build 2 cars and hugely increase his much smaller Team and get ready for the 1997 season with Carlos and Schwartz (Armin would soon be replaced by Kankunnen in the spring of 97) Since then Malcolm has not only kept the contract to Run the Ford programme but helped develop a ladder of opportunity for the Sport, running the WRC Academy cars and bringing on drivers like most of the drivers in our Sport today like Mikko Hirvonen, Jari Matti Lavala, Mads Ostberg, and Thierry Neuville, all drivers who had either tried and failed at other Teams like Prodrive and Citroen or brought in from the cold like with Jari Matti who had simply been noticed by Malcolm The Sport owes a lot to Malcolm Wilson, Prodrive wanted to chase Stupid F1 going round in circles, so at least Malcolm stayed Loyal to the WRC where his Roots are, maybe you are from

DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2013 1:50 PM
Last Edited 224 days ago

WRC » Citroen reveals driver line-up for WRC 2014


Wow !! aldo, you have surprised me with your comments - lol, frankly after thinking that Michael Nanden designed the Focus WRC that Gronholm drove, when in fact it was Christian Loriaux - which is a well know fact that you got so wrong ! I would think that with your limited knowledge (not extensive, which is actually the opposite of Limited incase you didn't know this either) you would choose not to get on the soap box and speak infront of an audience like you have done - lol Malcolm has funding like all Business, again you were under the impression that Ford could sack M-Sport until I had to explain it to you, Ford partly funded the Rally programme as well as supplying technical information (which thy still do) and BTW Prodrive is 80% owned by other foreign investors just so you know that too It doesn't bother me though, I actually think this site needs someone like you so we can have a laugh at, so im certainly not offended by your King of the Castle speech and superior knowledge

DafyddLarcombe

December 13, 2013 3:59 PM

WRC » Hirvonen returns 'home' to lead M-Sport


Mikko is only 33, he had lost his Mojo at Citroen, I suppose its been like dumping a girlfriend to be with someone else only to regret it but its too late to go back. Here Mikko gets to step back in time and I have a feeling he will surprise a lot of us next year with his sudden return to form Elfyn could also go well and could even get the odd podium in the second half of the season. Kubica could get podiums on sealed surfaces too. In Fairness I think Malcolm has done extremely well given the lack of Top Drivers with 2 new Teams soaking up 4 of the Top Drivers in the Sport and One Major Retirement.

DafyddLarcombe

December 13, 2013 4:25 PM
Last Edited 228 days ago

WRC » Evans gets 2014 WRC promotion with M-Sport


For Taz, yeh that was David Llewellyn, he drove Toyota GT4 in the British Champiosnhip in 88 and 89 but Toyota would never give him the parts to match the works cars so Kankkunnen and Erickson had much quicker cars when it came to the R.A.C but I recall him going well in the Fog in 88 or 89 Then Dai drove the Sunny GTi-R on the RAC one year, I think it was either 91 or 92, Makkinnen also drove one at some point somewhere, Finland maybe, of course we know he then won Finland in 94 in a complete one off Escort Cosworth Drive, that never happens these days Gwyndaf Evans was 6th overall in a Seat Cordoba WRC in 99 if I remember He also won the Manx that year in a Seat Ibiza when I also won the Manx in the Ka Rally Chapmpionship category lol ( I shouldn't shout too loud about that lol)


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