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September 30, 2014 4:55 PM

WRC » RX: ‘Dream come true’ as Solberg celebrates RX title

I just wish my family were here with me, my wife Pernilla and my son Oliver are back home because Oliver won the Norwegian Crosskart Championship yesterday. I have to thank them and my whole team who have worked so hard to make this happen, they really do an incredible job and have worked day and night for a lot of the season. Solberg, who has not competed in WRC since 2000, becomes the first driver to become an FIA World Champion in two different disciplines. OOPS Slight Error Above there guys, Solberg won the WRC in 2003 as you stated But he competed in the WRC Right up until 2012 when he drove for Ford in their last season as the Ford World Rally Team in the Fiesta WRC


October 06, 2014 10:07 AM

WRC » French asphalt win keeps Latvala in championship hunt

Well done to Jari Matti and Mikka Antilla on their maiden Asphalt win Now all they have to do is Win in Spain and hope that Ogier doesn't score too many points in the power stage too Obviously if Jari Matti is able to score higher than Ogier in Spain then the Title can only be decided on Wales Rally G.B. This could make it very difficult for Ogier to drive on gravel for a finish as he will be used to how the Polo drives only at 100 percent flat out, so maybe he will find it strange to drive at a much safer 95 percent and would be more likely to make a mistake Latvala is on a Role and can only Win the Title, while Ogier has it all to lose


October 06, 2014 1:05 PM

WRC » Ogier: I will take title in Spain

Brave words from Ogier, he does need 1 more point than Latvala in Spain to secure the drivers World Championship which means he would more then likely need to win in Spain in order to achieve that goal. With only 1 more Rally after Spain I think I would be more cautious and just settle for a Podium place in Spain and a Top 6 in GB in order to increase the odds of securing the Title. By putting himself under immense pressure to Beat a steely determined Latvala in Spain will mean taking huge risks. Latvala has nothing to lose by driving out of his skin in Spain, but Ogier could lose it all if he goes off and Latvala wins yet again. I am glad he is going for broke though as I will be present on Rally Spain to see the battle for myself.


October 06, 2014 12:57 PM

WRC » 'Exemplary performance' puts Meeke on podium again

I think that Meeke has now reached a more relaxing level where he has got a lot less pressure on himself to prove what he can do Everyone clearly knows exactly what he can do and he is starting to become the best of the rest on a fairly regular basis too I think he could well be on the Podium again in Spain and I personally think that we will be in for a Real Treat when it comes to Rally G.B. with a Big Push from Kris for the Win there. I have No Doubt in my mind that Kris is seen as the Primary Driver in Citroen Team and is in no danger of being left without a drive in 2015. In Fact I am sure that he would be snapped up by either Malcolm or Nanden if Citroen failed to sign him for some reason, but I don't even think either Team manager is dreaming that such a move is possible. I think he is as good as signed already.


September 29, 2014 1:43 PM

WRC » Latvala eyes first asphalt win in France

I think if Jari Mati can break his Asphalt duck in either France or Spain then it will give him the necessary belief that he will need in 2015 to seriously challenge for the driver World Championship I hope he can take the win in France. Maybe Ogier will decide to play it safe and settle for a podium in order to guarantee his own chance of becoming the Drivers World Champion this season. its maybe a good chance this coming weekend for Jari Matti to press on and get his first Asphalt Victory and consider this a small step forward in the necessary process required in order that he becomes the complete driver able to win on any and all surfaces. This further assist him mentally as he prepares for 2015 season


October 02, 2014 2:28 PM
Last Edited 332 days ago

WRC » Latvala leads way in Rallye de France shakedown

Well I am not surprised to see Jari Matti once again fastest in shakedown maybe a little surprised to see Meeke splitting him and Ogier though tbh I did think Elfyn would be around 5th or 6th but its just shakedown right. I think you could see a very crafty Ogier swapping fastest times with Jari This is probably just a sneaky ploy to make Jari think he is faster than him But Jari Matti is very smart and will probably laugh at this feeble plan of his Jari knows only too well that it will take a huge effort and luck to beat Ogier everyone else is where I expected them to be including Mikko and Mads Great to see a Finn beating the French again on Asphalt though Reminds me of Makkinen blitzing Panizzi ages in 99 in Sanremo


September 30, 2014 1:05 PM

WRC » Ogier looking to secure second title at home

If Ogier makes a mistake again then the Gap could be halved if Jari was to go on to win the event and also the Power Stage. This then puts the Huge pressure on Ogier in Spain and G.B. and he will not enjoy it as much. I suppose he is thinking that he can afford to risk crashing out and still be in front in the Championship by the time we go to Spain next month, but this is not the best way to win the Title for Ogier. If I were Ogier I would drive at 100% and see where Jari Matti is, If Jari Matti is pulling away as he did in Germany I would take the points and do the same again in Spain and guarantee myself the Title. I am sure Jari Matti will go 110% and gamble on it encouraging Ogier to do the same in the hope Ogier will go off again trying to beat him. A driver of Ogiers Calibre should come out with the Title, but this is where it could get interesting


September 29, 2014 2:06 PM
Last Edited 335 days ago

WRC » Ogier looking to secure second title at home

I think he will need to ensure that he remains focussed on the Championship overall and get to the finish line in France by completing all the stages without risking everything by trying to win the Rally itself. I think Jari Matti should and will push him 110% as he can only force his team mate to make a mistake under pressure. If Ogier remains calm and accepts a podium then I think he can easily take the title in Spain. He will need to have a Points Gap of more than 56 points by the end of the Rally to win before Spain, and that is Risky. Of course he can risk everything for the win as Auriol did back in 1992 (after dominating the season) and maybe not end up winning the Title by the end of the year, or he can get a double podium in France and Spain and play much safer

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