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January 26, 2015 10:10 AM

WRC » Ogier wins Rallye Monte Carlo again

I don't know what it is with Kubica and Monte but he Stunned everyone including himself on the opening stages of the Monte last year too, but sadly he didn't repeat that pace again in the season anywhere After watching him closely on the weekend I quickly noticed that he has a gravel style of driving on the Monte, he is much smoother and lets the car move around a lot more, drifting it into and out of the corners much more than other drivers keeping the momentum going I think this can be connected to his stunning times. I would like to see this guy do really well but I don't know with his hand if he will be able to get on to Podium anywhere in the season, but if he does manage to achieve a podium then I think it will almost certainly be on the loose


January 26, 2015 10:28 AM

WRC » Latvala: Second more than I expected

cont : the question is Who an take the most wins, and who can be the strongest when the other one wins taking nothing less than 2nd place and maybe taking maximimum Power points. This could be where the Championship is won or lost, on the Power Stages. I think Jari Matti could win in Sweden for sure, but looking at the calendar there is not one Rally that He couldn't possibly win, ok, Maybe Ogier would throw everything at his home Rally if the organisers can find a wealthy Town to host the Rally, as there is no money for Rally France as of right now. Obviously Latvala wont win everything, but there is no reason why he couldn't beat Ogier on any of the Rallies remaining, even Germany and Spain


January 26, 2015 11:14 AM

WRC » Loeb: No plans to do more WRC events

Oh well, Im a bit sad that he wont be back I think he aquitted himself really well, he was fighting with Ogier and all his experience and Mastery of the Monte shone through and helped him make up for being away for so long. 30 seconds faster than Ogier on the opening stage was a Great start for him. A real shame about his stage 8 mishap but with his road position he was fighting a losing battle sadly Nothing lasts for ever though, at least he gave Ogier a good fight on his final appearance. I think his comments before the Rally about having nothing to do in the winter were designed to unsettle Ogier. He was obviously trying to get inside Ogiers head and make a statement that he was just out for some fun and that he could beat Ogier without taking him serious, maybe it worked on the first stage - lol


January 26, 2015 12:35 PM

WRC » Meeke takes tenth and Power Stage win

I think this weekend gave Meeke a lot of confidence. To drive the same car as Loeb and compete against him and feel the energy flood back into the Citroen Team again. Meeke is however a potential future World Champion himself, however he would be a solid Champion in the making had he been at this stage in his career back in 2010 when he was 30 rather than 35. Gronholm was a late Bloomer, and Loeb is now 40 and obviously still has what it takes to compete for the win. Maybe Meeke can also be that late bloomer but next year would need to be the year that he starts winning regularly. To do this Citroen needs to really challenge the Polo with its DS3 if it wants to give its drivers the best Car to launch an assault I think Meeke has the necessary steely determination to be Champion and could may go on to do it if he keeps getting better and better. He has momentum on his side, even if he doesn't have age on his side


January 26, 2015 10:21 AM

WRC » Latvala: Second more than I expected

it would be pretty amazing if the likable Finn were to beat Ogier in a Title figh this seasont. Is it me or is Ogier getting more relaxed about everything. He was quite cocky and Arogant a few seasons ago but now he seems like nothing fazes him and he is always trying to be funny at the stage ends. Maybe he is finally developing a sense of humour Maybe he has someone advising him on how to be more likable. Anyway, back to the driving, yes I think Latvala most certainly has the ability to wrestle the Title away from Ogier providing he remains confident about his own ability to do so. I think if he can beat Ogier in a straight fight in Sweden this could provide the platform for which Latvala launches his WRC Title Assault for this season and once in front he could find all the confidence he needs to keep on winning Latvala is so strong now that he could even fight for the Victory (as he puts it) on Tarmac, certainly achieving 2nd place should Ogier take the win, so the question is who


January 24, 2015 12:36 PM

WRC » Loeb: I braked a little too early

I feel really sad for Ford and Citroen to be honest Ironically VW now occupy the top 3 places and Ford have lost Tanak from 4th and Citroen have lost Loeb from 2nd. I was quietly hoping to see Loeb pull it off VW will once again probably now have a huge lead in the Manufacturers Race again and this after just 1 Rally and they will probably stay in front until the end of the season. It will be bad for the WRC if VW win every Rally in 2015 Lets hope that drivers like Tanak / Meeke or Neuville get a chance somewhere in the season to get their nose out in front long enough to cross the finish line 1st on an event. Maybe Tanak or Ostberg can sneak a surprise win in Sweeden (but probably not) I think Mikklesen or Latvala will end up victorious there


January 22, 2015 10:21 AM

WRC » ITV and BT Sport agree WRC broadcast deal

That's because in the past WRC has been allowed to grow and was starting to threaten F1. The early 90s WRC was starting to gain momentum as it has done in various stages since. WRC is not dead, the cars have become quite boring and even restricting the power to 300 BHP has not killed the sport totally, the F.I.A could easily remove restrictors and probably result in 450 BHP overnight. Just look at the same engines in World Rallycross, they have 600BHP like the old Group B Rally cars had Why else would the F.I.A insist modern WRC cars use an air intake restrictor, its to hold back the cars so they are not as exciting and don't threaten F1. Modern WRC cars are super safe ! its almost like current motorway speed limits of 70mph that were set at a time when you were lucky if your car would even reach 70mph. Imagine if WRC cars had no Air intake restrictors and no Media restrictors too, the sport would grow much stronger in no time. This is just the F.I.A at work here guys


January 22, 2015 4:36 PM
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WRC » Loeb heralds return by topping Monte shakedown

Not sure why Loeb is acting like hes simply dusting off the DS3 for a bit of fun though. He has said he has nothing to do in the winter hence his participation. I would think Citroen will sit him down and have a little chat with him about his comments. He says it is purely for fun and he has no pressure for any kind of result which is great for him, but the other drivers will be working very hard to try and finish high in the points in what will be a very serious affair. It is not good that he tells a tale of taking part simply to amuse himself. He is nominated for Points and Mads is not, so like it or not he will be expected to carry the mantle for the Citroen Team and the Chairman of Citroen PSA still pays his wages so I think he is in for a Rood awakening. If he doesn't try hard to win this Rally for his old team then maybe he shouldnt be taking part.

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