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DafyddLarcombe

April 24, 2014 1:20 PM

WRC » Solberg set for proper return?


Good for Henning ! I really hope he can get the budget together and have some leftover for some reasonable testing to allow him to show his true speed and ability He has always been spectacular in a World Rally Car and he is always laughing and joking and goofing around. Just an all round Top guy and I would imagine he would lift the moral in any Team that is lucky enough to have this Guy driving for them. I think He belongs at M-Sport though, he has so much experience in the WRC, between him and Mikko I think both Elfyn and Kubica should be able to learn a lot from them and learn it fast. Fingers crossed he hits the Jackpot and gets a Top Car for the rest of 2014.

DafyddLarcombe

May 12, 2014 1:07 PM

WRC » Latvala beats Ogier and wins Rally Argentina


and Beat Ogier he did, in True Style Ogier threw everything at him and it wasn't enough, you could see Ogier was trying too hard, I could see where Latvala was taking time from Ogier, Ogier was too ragged and Latvala was taking good lines and hitting the correct lines out of the corners too A well deserved Victory and hopefully all the evidence to prove that Ogier can be beaten in a straight fight. Maybe now a few other drivers will take comfort from this and believe in themselves more

DafyddLarcombe

May 07, 2014 12:47 PM

WRC » Kubica to 'take a few steps back' for Rally Argentina


I don't see that he has any other choice. Yes, he has the speed, but as Pirelli once used to say : Power is nothing without control. I think he needs to find the edge and keep on the right side of it. I don't think he has had bad luck, I just think he has been unable to identify where the line is and he keeps steeping over it. If he drives at 95% he should be able to reach the end without any big dramas. Argentina is a place that trips up drivers such as Ogier etc, drivers would do well to Respect that fact and try and reach the finish without making any serious mistakes. LOTOS must be getting very worried about all the big Repair Bills from M-Sport, I don't think they will keep paying the Invoices for ever. This is the issue with a lot of promising drivers, they have to make it through the learning process before the funding runs out.

DafyddLarcombe

April 24, 2014 3:48 PM

WRC » ERC: Lappi lands dominant Circuit of Ireland win


I can see this Guy stepping up to a front line WRC Car, there are not too many promising youngsters around in Rallying and with more Manufactrers coming through guys like this are getting thin on the ground. If I were Toyota I would be looking at drivers already, I think I would be having an option on a driver like Lappi for the 2017 season. Who knows, by 2017 Mikko could be retired and Ford could easily snap up Lappi early. Drivers are the key to any Team, without drivers the car doesn't perform. I am sure Lappi has Big plans and has been talking to the Big Teams via his manager for the last couple of seasons so he will be pushing to get a foot in the door. They don't say if you want to win get a Finn for nothing - lol

DafyddLarcombe

April 09, 2014 12:51 PM

WRC » Hyundai to give Sordo Argentina chance


I think this is very smart of Hyundai, as stated in a previous post I think Dani is very quick when his confidence is up and he feels happy. It seems Citroen always manages to kill a drivers momentum, Sordo, Ogier and recently Mikko all became unhappy there and left, maybe Sordo just suddenly feels free and appreciated at Hyundai and has no stress or pressure from his new Boss, maybe he is actually enjoying himself I think his state of mind has everything to do with how he is driving. I know that the WRC now looks a lot healthier with Hyundai joining. There is finally Good competition between M-Sport / Hyundai and Citroen, they just need to be able to Rein in VW but that is not so easy with Ogier behind the wheel, its not the Polo so much as the driver behind the wheel Hopfully, even with Ogier sitting pretty out front there can be some Huge battles for the next 6 places and this will not only make following the sport more interesting but prove to other Manufacturers like Toyota that


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