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March 31, 2015 3:33 PM

WRC » Tidemand inks Skoda deal

I am not sure if this was the smartest move, obviously the new R5 Car is coming but surely being in the WRC is crucial at this point in Tidemands career. Winning the R5 or WRC2 Category in the WRC would be a lot better for his career and then stepping up into the main WRC category would be the plan for him Just look at what has happened to Esapekka Lappi being away from the WRC and doing the ERC for Skoda, and the ERC is closer to the WRC for Teams taking notice as it is obviously Europe based. He runs the risk of disappearing from the minds of the WRC Team Managers doing the APC, disappointing if I am honest.


April 15, 2015 1:27 PM

WRC » Citroen boss throws support behind under-performing Meeke

Kris needs to get back to where he was in Finland last year. He was neat, accurate, precise and very fast. For some reason he has let pressure to perform build to levels that clearly affect his ability to net good results. I still say that this guy has great things to come, I know he is hungry and I know he wants to get on and start racking up podiums where possible. Right now he must be thinking a shot at victory last season in Germany feels like a very long time ago. Yves Matton has to support him and help him recover his form as the WRC isn't exactly awash with Top non contracted Rally drivers right now. I think he will be on it again come Finland in late August


July 11, 2015 2:08 PM

WRC » Latvala: I couldn't believe that!

Jukka, just be patient with him Jari Matti is one of few people who can unlock super fast speed and lets be honest the WRC would be worse off without him not better Don't wish away our Top drivers. Crashing and speed is what makes the sport interesting, if all the drivers were as predictable as Ogier we would have no Sport LATVALA IS IMPORTANT TO THE WRC


July 10, 2015 1:43 PM

WRC » Toyota secure former WRC champion Makinen as team principal

I was only saying last year in Finland that Tommi should be given the task of Leading and Running the Team. My only surprise is that it has taken this long to announce it. He is the absolute perfect guy for the job. He still knows how to drive, he was just as fast as Jari Matti and Ogier on that stage in the GT85 in Finland last year He knows and understands everything from a drivers perspective and he knows how to Win Titles obviously. The car even has TMG on the grille, Tommi Makkinens Guns lol Seriously though, I think he will start from scratch with a new car, I think this was part of the Deal and now he has gotten the Green light he wont wait long to unveil the all new car. Christmas at the latest !


June 22, 2015 10:29 AM

WRC » Capito calls on organisers, FIA to “think about schedule”

As I have said before there is nothing wrong with the current format of 3 stages in the morning with a service, then 3 stages in the afternoon - but just add on another Loop of 3 stages which would run in Darkness, then do the same 3 stages in the morning of the following day. Maybe this could happen on days one and two and the 3rd day could end with the repeat of Saturday nights 3 Dark stages on the Sunday morning. Keep the Road section mileage down low and keep the route compact and the stages close together. There is no reason why this cant be achieved.


July 13, 2015 10:18 AM

WRC » ‘Character’ the key for future of WRC

This is Great news as I have long said that it would be quite easy and cheap to simply increase the restrictor to say 38m or even 40mm, but 36mm is a good start. Maybe the cars will pop and bang more too Also the revised aggressive look will be welcome news for fans although there is an argument that the current WRC cars look closer to showroom cars in appearance and there for will help sell more production cars The final point is the added width. It would be fine if all the cars were the same width, but they wont be. The wider cars may suffer badly in the ruts as did the Toyotas back in 1994 when they went wider than the rest and the cars jumped out of the ruts all the time Overall a good direction for the cars to go though


July 10, 2015 1:37 PM
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WRC » New Toyota boss Makinen looks to bin Yaris project

He obviously knows that the car aint upto much and he doesn't want to try and fix a car by putting a plaster on it and hoping for the best He wants to start from scratch and deliver a car that will restore Toyota as a force to be reckoned with once again in the WRC With new Rules and a radically different WRC car for 2017 and beyond Teams will be better off starting with a Clean sheet of paper anyway, especially as the current testcar hasn't been proven against its competition


April 04, 2015 1:41 PM

WRC » Tidemand inks Skoda deal

Ga, he is the step son of Henning Solberg, If Henning can still get decent Sponsorship for himself at post 40 years of age then I would suggest to him that he can find money for his young promising up and coming step son Brother Petter is the expert at finding money to survive too. With seats at Toyota and possibly VW coming up in the coming seasons I am not sure that doing the APRC is the answer. Surely he would indeed be in with a better chance if he had upto date knowledge of all the WRC Rallies at that point. The family has a wealth of contacts and certainly the money to support him with pocket money while he looks for a decent sponsor. Surely that is how you get to the Top, not taking a comfortable seat with Skoda in the APRC and vanishing from the Radar of available promising drivers


April 04, 2015 10:05 AM

WRC » Wilson: I'll never forget Tanak's 'splashdown'

Yeah I remember that, she was with Tina Thorner in the Astra. That was pretty scary as they rolled about 200 metres down a steep bank into the water at the bottom. They were both really shook up too, nothing like the Tanak crash in that respect. Tanak was obviously happy to escape injury and was back out on the stages the very next day, but Walker was really shook up and they almost both died trapped in the car for a little while after a heavy roll down over the bank If memory serves me correct it was either the Pirelli or the Scottish

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