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DafyddLarcombe

February 04, 2014 12:49 PM

WRC » Ostberg looking to fight for victory in Sweden


I think this Guy has had a shot in the arm that is driving for an official Factory Team and being an Official works driver. I think that being chosen as an official works driver has given him more Confidence. He has been quick here in the past and I think it is possible for him to win if he goes at it straight away. But it will not be simply the fastest driver than wins this weekend, it will be the Guy with the best strategy who can be consistently quick. Much like it was in Monte, tyres will be the key, in fact specifically it will be stud retention. in 1996 Subaru lost all their studs and were well down the order. Ogier will be Lucky as he will open half of the stages on the 1st day so he should suffer the least but by 4th or 5th car there will be gravel and studs will have a hard time. Ogier could win this in Road Mode as first car could have a huge advantage if no more heavy snow falls.

DafyddLarcombe

January 28, 2014 10:24 AM
Last Edited 76 days ago

WRC » Ostberg second on Mountain Rally


Latvala could be the dark horse here actually. I have a feeling that Latvala secretly fancies this as a Rally that he will win. But keep an eye on Tidemand, he is a possible Top 5, maybe even Top 3, he is a young snow specialist so he wont be slow, I don't think he will be fighting for the Lead, but I think he will be right up there, especially on the first day up North where road position will be more important.

DafyddLarcombe

January 29, 2014 4:07 PM
Last Edited 76 days ago

WRC » Prodrive commemorates 30 years of success


In all honesty David Richards went way down in my estimations at the end of Rally Catalunya back in1995 when he wanted Carlos to win Rally Spain in the hope that the Spaniard would stay with the Team for 1996. But all that happened is a certain Frustrated Colin McRae had to accept 2nd place or be fired and had to go to the R.A.C Rally level on points with Carlos where he duly treated the Spaniard a lesson in the Art of Sweet Revenge. Carlos was so frustrated at the end of the Rally that he vowed never to Return and signed with Ford for 1996 taking his personal sponsor Repsol with him as the new Teams Primary Backer. But up until then Colin and Prodrive seemed to be unstoppable and had some really good times in both the WRC and the BRC with the Good old Legacy RS.

DafyddLarcombe

January 29, 2014 3:57 PM
Last Edited 76 days ago

WRC » Prodrive commemorates 30 years of success


That wasn't really the Manufacturers fault, Prodrive had a Deal in that Mini would cough up the Dosh for all the development of the car and Prodrive would find a Sponsor to cover the cost of Running the cars in the WRC. Well Mini did their bit and sadly for Prodrive No Sponsor was found so the programme kind of ground to a halt. Prodrive were quite clever though and they hold the rights to the design and Homologation so no one else can claim the Mini as theirs but Prodrive. Its a bit of a Stalemate. I would suggest that other Manufacturers have noted this for future reference.

DafyddLarcombe

January 29, 2014 10:03 AM
Last Edited 76 days ago

WRC » Tidemand wins Rally Sweden 'warm-up' event


Couple of good points there ChrisHx But then again it is Evans who has a Full time drive and not Tidemand. Sweden is fairly unique, look back at Thomas Radstrom, a contender in Sweden but no where else, same with Mats Johnsson really, I think last years performance was no fluke though, I think he will go well as he has the experience on Snow, but like his past Fellow Swedes I don't think he will be that quick everywhere else. I think he could be as high up as 3rd at some point but the question is can he maintain that to the finish, there are no shortage of drivers who believe in their heart that the Top step is theirs for the taking, and 6 doesn't go into 1 very easily so it will be tough to get on the podium in Sweden for sure. P.S. I think 2011 was the 1st year of the new WRC Cars from memory.


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