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DafyddLarcombe

January 10, 2015 2:08 PM

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


I think Petter winning the World Rally cross championship shows people how high the standards of the WRC indeed are. The fact that Petter wouldn't be that competitive in the WRC if he returned is probably the main reason that he is unlikely to get his demands met by any of the Top Teams even though there is a shortage of top drivers in the WRC I would like to see him get such a deal, but I think it is unlikely. He Fully deserved to win the World Rally Championship back in 2003 and that doesn't come easily. But he is no where near that pace anymore. The only thing I don't like is that the last WRC Rally that Petter won was Rally GB back in 2005 when Sebastien Loeb booked in late not wanting to have it on his record that he won the Rally where Michael (Beef) Park died in an Accident when Markko Martin lost control. Petter must think about that a lot.

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

DafyddLarcombe

December 04, 2014 3:23 PM

WRC » WRC: Ostberg to stay with Citroen in 2015


Well, like I mentioned in a previous post, I think that Citroen would do much better with Mads lining up next to Meeke than Paddon. Maybe now Paddon can get a deal with Citroen to fill in the blanks that Loeb and Quassimi will create by choosing to do a few selected Rallies Paddon seems to want to do all the Gravel Rallies on the calendar where ever he lays his hat for 2015, maybe just maybe he will have to have sign up with M-Sport with a customer programme with whatever package he choses Paddon is getting better but the highest result of 6th place will not open doors just yet as a factory driver. Obviously Evans got his foot in the door with M-Sport but he showed huge potential and came up through the Ford Ladder of opportunity and that was worth its weight in Gold. Paddon did his time in a Skoda

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

December 09, 2014 10:02 AM

WRC » Citroen aiming for WRC Drivers’ Championship podium


I know this will sound like a conspiracy theory, but it is long understood that WRC is seen as a threat to F1 and I think certain people in certain places are paid to look the other way when it comes to promoting the WRC too much As the old saying goes, the best offence is sometimes an impregnable defence, meaning for F1 to flourish WRC has to carry some ballast to slow it down. WRC has been great in the past and we have seen glimpses of how strong it is, but it will never be allowed to thrive enough to challenge F1 If Citroen pulled out and VW went on to chase F1 instead of WRC there would be nothing left to watch, maybe Malcolm would end up supplying a Fiesta WRC to every competitor and it would become the fiesta WRC Championship - lol, but jokes aside,it wouldn't take much to kill off the WRC

DafyddLarcombe

December 17, 2014 1:41 PM
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WRC » Citroen aiming for WRC Drivers’ Championship podium


Yes I cant help thinking that the current cars of today are a bit Dull. The old cars were Real cars and I think that todays cars are just too tame. I think the older 2.0 cars in the early 90s with 400 BHP before active diffs were spot on. The Legacy RS, Impreza and Celica ST165 were some of the best sounding cars too, and the ST185 had a spectacular Anti Lag system. I think that Rally cars should have flames and pop and bang a lot because that's just one of the many things that makes the sport so attractive to watch. There is nothing wrong with it being a proper Mans Sport where the cars are loud and aggressive, I keep saying that the sport is twice as spectacular in the Dark especially if the cars are Loud and Fast with flames to amplify the effects of the dark. I know the F.I.A are unlikely to return to 2.0 cars, but maybe they will support the cars having more power perhaps using a 40mm restrictor again and more visual excitement so the cars have to be thrown around more


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