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February 10, 2014 1:25 PM

WRC » Hirvonen shows potential

To be Honest I was a little disappointed by his performance. Besides Latvala and Ogier, Tanak, Mikklesen, and Ostberg also out performed him regularly. I hope he has better fortune in Mexico but I suspect he will be fighting for a Top 6 position rather than the Top step of the podium. Its a shame to see this, I hope he can dig really deep and find the extra speed that he needs to get back to where he was a few seasons ago. This is going to be a very difficult year for M-Sport, if Ford are thinking of coming back they need to get the Chequebook out and persuade some of the Top drivers that they have lost out on over the years. Maybe Latvala can be persuaded, I think Ogier and Neuville both signed a 3 year deal, but Im not sure about Latvala.


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.


February 05, 2014 12:18 PM

WRC » Ogier: I'd love to win in Sweden again

Depending on how bad the Gravel situation is on day 1 Latvala, Ostberg and Mikko will all be making it tough for him to win it though. There could be a big difference running 1st with a reasonably hard packed snow covered road, Mads running 4th on the road could find a bit of gravel, Latvala too in 5th but Mikko in 10th or something like this will have the worst of the Gravel of the 4 potential winners, so he could have to back off to look after is studs its a shame there is not really any Ice underneath as there seems to be a fair bit of snow around


February 05, 2014 12:07 PM

WRC » Evans: I'm feeling good about Sweden

Having a Really Nice Guy like Mikko as your Team Mate is Invaluable for Elfyn, Mikko will appreciate just how much his advice will help Elfyn from his days with Marcus when he was the student and Marcus was the old Master Mikko will probably find it tough this weekend though, due to his road position as there is no Ice underneath and it will be just straight down to the Gravel which is ok until you venture back onto snow having lost lots of the studs, especially under braking from high speed I think a consistent drive from Elfyn with no mistakes could possibly see him Repeat his Monte performance or around that area, maybe 7th, which will be a Good Result for his 1st time in Sweden.


January 29, 2014 4:07 PM
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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.

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