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DafyddLarcombe

March 20, 2014 1:21 PM

WRC » Ogier: I'm not afraid to run first in Portugal


I don't like being critical of Rally drivers, especially ones as talented as Ogier. But I am bored of watching him win Rally after Rally, its like Loeb all over again I makes it worse when he makes cocky comments about his super Human ability to win Rallies starting 1st on the road, there is a way to approach everything in life and people like an underdog in life, so he would be much better off playing it down and saying that it will be a tough job to win from the front, he would get a lot more respect from everyone that way I would love to see someone really challenge him and come out ontop

DafyddLarcombe

March 25, 2014 5:19 PM

WRC » Ogier: I'm not afraid to run first in Portugal


Yes I am going to Rally Finland again, I have been there a few times among other WRC Rallies, I always wanted to do Rally Finland as a driver but never got round to it, it was hard enough finding Championship money let alone WRC Finland aswell - lol Maybe in a few years time I will return to do historic events in a Mk1 or a Mk2 and do Lahti Rally or something. Dave is a Good Guy at Rally Travel, he puts together a Good package with Good info, but when you visit Finland you really have to pay extra and stay close to Jyvaskyla as the food at the Hotel situated close to the stages is typical Finnish food and you end up travelling an hour back to town for decent food but you cant drink as you have to drive back to the Hotel later for sleep Finland is probably the best one to go on, but not the Cheapest, probably double the cost of Spain

DafyddLarcombe

March 21, 2014 10:15 AM

WRC » Ogier: I'm not afraid to run first in Portugal


Well don't count out the others just yet, Mads was Leading in Mexico for a few stages, Mikko is getting his Mojo back slowly, but I think Meeke will really surprise people by the time Finland rolls around, I will be in Finland watching closely so I hope someone other than Ogier wins there Latvala was Leading the WRC for the 1st time in his Career and is in a strong position so he could start to push. I realise Ogier is the most capable driver right now but he may not have it all his own way yet......

DafyddLarcombe

March 20, 2014 5:20 PM
Last Edited 241 days ago

WRC » Good progress on Rally Mexico


I didn't know Colin personally although My Co Driver and me were stood right behind him and Gristy in the drivers que signing on before the 1997 Network Q R.A.C. and we had a few Laughs waiting to sort out all the paperwork, he was always laughing and joking, Great Guy ! You can see just how fast he was, there is some amazing in car footage on you tube of him threading the Focus WRC down the stages on Rally GB in 2001, he was flat in 6th for a good few miles and at 8000RPM and flat in 6th in that Focus he would of been pulling around 130MPH on wet Gravel and mud ! If you know which clip I mean you will know how eye popping it really was ...

DafyddLarcombe

March 20, 2014 12:46 PM
Last Edited 241 days ago

WRC » Good progress on Rally Mexico


I don't think the above mentioned comparison is really fair to either driver Meeke is a more confident and experienced driver and is further along in his career by comparison, yes Meeke really attacks the stages but he has been employed because of his speed and if he can avoid going off he will of fulfilled his purpose of being up there fighting at the front Evans on the other hand has been employed because he shows Great Talent and promise for the future and can be fully trusted to drive an expensive M-Sport Fiesta WRC under the strict Control of Malcolm and is a safe bet not to cost Malcolm a small fortune in costly crumpled Fiestas in a year that sees Malcolm mostly funding his own entire operation with his own money Hopefully when M-Sport gets a Major sponsor on board they will then be able to encourage Elfyn to push himself on Rallies he will by then have experience of. With Any luck at the end of this season Ford may announce their Return to the sport for the 2015 season

DafyddLarcombe

March 20, 2014 3:34 PM

WRC » Good progress on Rally Mexico


BTW No offence taken Rowdy, It is terribly sad that the Only Two World Rally Champions ever to emerge out of this country were both sadly taken from us at a very early age, neither drivers reaching their 40th birthday Its also sad that both drivers could of easily had several WRC Titles had they not had such fierce competition as Gronholm, Sainz, Makkinnen, Kankunnen, Auriol, Solberg, and of course Loeb back when the WRC was full of Talented drivers and Teams with Big Budgets. The Good old days !!

DafyddLarcombe

March 20, 2014 3:27 PM

WRC » Good progress on Rally Mexico


Its Ironic that Richard was initially the cruiser and the 3rd car for Subaru in 1995 when Colin was Flat out taking all that time from Carlos on the R.A.C. and with it winning the World Title that year Some of the best battles McRae had were with Burnsie, I have fond memories of watching Colins Argentina fight either 2000 or 2001, that was a right ding donger Then all those Rally GB fights that started in 1997 when Burnsie was driving the Carisma as Mitsubishi preferred to call his car When Colin Rolled out of the Lead in stage 4 of Rally GB back in 2002 hitting that Hole on a Flat right and destroying the Focus and with it his 2nd World Title, it was Ironically Burnsie who was holding on to his coat tails but Gronholm who was again crowned Champion

DafyddLarcombe

March 20, 2014 1:07 PM

WRC » Good progress on Rally Mexico


cont: Its not really as simple as saying Meeke is like McRae and Elfyn is like Burns, as Elfyn is actually quite the natural quick driver but he has been given a huge chance at M-Sport that other drivers can only dream about so he needs to tread careful while Malcolm allows him to learn his trade If Malcolm didn't see a bright future he would not be in the car, Elfyn is still very young and has a specific job to do at M-Sport this season so trying to set fastest times would be in direct defiance of what is required from him at this point of his career By Comparison Meeke has been employed because of his speed and ability and Citroen expect him to be up there and fighting at the Top, so it is the drivers respective Breif that makes them approach Rallies differently not the type of drivers that they are


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