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DafyddLarcombe

January 20, 2015 10:45 AM

WRC » Loeb aiming ‘to be competitive’ on Monte return


75 percent of the Route in new so he will not have any advantage there, I am not wholly convinced that Loeb will be able to return to the Sport and simply fight at the front. It is my feeling that being away for even just 1 season is bad but apart from just 4 events in 2013 he has now been away for 2 seasons and even his last event showed that he was struggling to remain competitive having been away from the Sport for literally months I would be surprised if he won, extremely surprised. I think if he stays out of trouble he could get a podium. I am not really sure why he is doing a one off WRC Return to be honest. He must know what his chances are, maybe he simply doesn't want his very last WRC event to be France 2013 where he ended the Rally on his Roof. Maybe he just wants a different ending to his WRC Career that's all.

DafyddLarcombe

January 15, 2015 3:14 PM
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WRC » Fresh new look for VW Polo R WRC


What a Fantastic Look, also that of Martin Prokops 2015 car Amazing insightful Livery ! Well done to the VW Art designers. Top Job ! Polo easily now looks like the coolest WRC in this years Championship But again, Citroen looks so boring and Mundane, it like they are joking Even Kubicas car looks quite cool with the Grey compared to last years Hyundai has quite a Good look too with the bright Red up the side Its only the Citroen now that looks boring, all the other cars are better and boring is me being polite, the colour scheme reflects their attitude ! Shockingly Poor, how can Citroen not see this ????

DafyddLarcombe

January 14, 2015 3:40 PM

WRC » Jipocar reveals 2015 WRC entry


See what I was saying in an earlier post today ! This is what a Rally Car should look like from a Commercial point of view ! Citroen should seriously re think their Livery I don't know who came up with it but surely someone signed it off More than 1 person to Blame there the Jipocar is 100 times more eye catching Even the Two M-Sport Works cars will look boing next to this Car

DafyddLarcombe

January 14, 2015 1:14 PM

WRC » Abbring to lead development on new Hyundai i20


I have long thought that this kid is a Bright Young Talent I am so Glad for him that Hyundia has taken him in and I really hope that he gets a lucky break with them. It was a close call between him and Mikklessen for the 3rd VW seat but sadly for Abring his Rival for the seat Andreas was often challenging Ogiers times when VW were running a pair of Skoda Fabias the year before they introduced the Polo It seemed at the time that Kevin had lost out and dropped off the Radar, but here he is back in the ring again knocking on the door and getting a 2nd chance to put himself back in the spotlight. I think he could be a really good addition to the WRC line up and could really do well given a chance. I wouldn't be surprised if like Elfyn Evans he could get a 5th or 6th place first time out in a factory WRC drive. There are a lot of drivers in this seasons WRC line up but I think he could hold his own against the majority of them given some mileage in a WRC Car

DafyddLarcombe

January 14, 2015 1:03 PM

WRC » Solberg on WRC return: Only with a proper team


I have long said that there would be Strong commercial value in Petter and Henning forming a Family Rally Team where they obtain funding to run a car each for each other and maybe not do long Haul Rallies like Australia to save on the costs This would be a lot better running 2 cars than just the one like he did in the past. Petter has driven for a Top Team in 2012 with Ford in their last Year as an official Manufacturer team and he didn't even get close to winning a Rally so that boat has sailed. Demanding a seat in a Top team makes sense after winning a World Championship but its a case of sling enough mud at the wall and we will see what sticks Trust me when I say that he hasn't all of a sudden found another gear, but he would be good competition for his Brother Henning, maybe get the odd podium perhaps

DafyddLarcombe

January 12, 2015 2:13 PM

WRC » Solberg on WRC return: Only with a proper team


for the eagle : Well you have a small point regarding age, but what you forget is that Petter didn't really perform well in his final year in the WRC in 2012 where as Loeb still won the World Championship that year. Petter has been away from the WRC now for 2 years and I don't think he would even be at the level in which he departed. Gronholm made that error too when he returned for a one off drive in Sweden back in 2010 after he walked away from the WRC at the end of the 2008 season We will soon get the chance to see how a Returning Loeb performs in a few weeks time though when he contests Rally Monte Carlo as a one off, but im not so sure he will win that one either, and he is the Greatest Driver on Record that the WRC has ever seen

DafyddLarcombe

January 10, 2015 2:13 PM

WRC » M-Sport reveals ‘classic’ Ford livery for WRC 2015


The car they are referring to is actually the Castrol sponsored car that Hannu used to win specifically Rally Portugal and probably a few other Rallies back in 1979 - and not the All Blue Eatons Yale car as they suggested. I know this because I have the Rally Portugal winning model of this very Rally car in my collection, also the Eatons Yale car and many other Escorts - lol


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