WRC » Loeb best in Turkey shakedown

Sebastien Loeb tops the times in the shakedown for the Rally of Turkey ahead of his team-mate, Dani Sordo and Ford's Mikko Hirvonen.

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Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

April 15, 2010 2:03 PM

Although I dont think Mikko and Jari were pushing to be quickest in shakedown (playing very secretively)

It is so nice to see Kimi up there in joint 7th quickest.

It would be good to see him gradually edge further up the results with the passing of every Rally.

Maybe getting 3rd fastest on Shakedown but 5th on the event etc.

I would love to see him win an Asphalt event this year. Maybe that would seal his decision to stay in the WRC.


April 15, 2010 3:30 PM

@Spiced it up

Yes, I still do. Don't have much choice since there isn't any other form of motorsport which is more interesting or better than rallying. Yes it has lost its flavour since the old days of the 60's, 70's and 80's, but I am stuck with the WRC for now.

WhoCares - Unregistered

April 15, 2010 3:50 PM

Guys, you are lucky enough to be able to witness in action the greatest rally driver of all times. Please enjoy his incredible talent, instead of whining it was better in the past. Youngsters in 10-15 years will envy us to have had the possibility to actually see Loeb driving. I am so sad to be too young to have seen Mike Hailwood riding, or Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver playing, or Jim Clark driving...

Whatever their domination on their sport may be, being able to follow Schumacher, Loeb or Rossi is a privilege. Go see them live while you can, enjoy each and every image of them on TV, because you are witnessing the legends of tomorrow.

And for entertainment, you have Matt Wilson :)

john kilbride - Unregistered

April 15, 2010 7:38 PM

Those who lived in the 60's,70's and 80's witnessed a much better class of driver, one who was up against more equal competition. What we are witnessing today is pure orchestrated crap.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

April 15, 2010 9:41 PM

While I would agree on the fact that only checking the stats isn't the best way to solve the old debate of "who's the absolute best ?" in one given category I don't think it's wise either to belittle Loeb's, Vale's or Schumi's achievement...

They certainly belong to the all time top names in their own sports.

Nicolai - Unregistered

April 15, 2010 11:13 PM

John, you cant compare the drivers from different ages, Rally has changed so much over the years that it is a completely different sport these days, different cars, different rules, different circumstances. The drivers adapt to their environment, today's drivers adapt to todays circumstances. The competition and entertainment value may have been better back in the day, but to blame that on todays drivers in unfair.
Blame the FIA for lowering the number of cars allowed per team to two, for removing gravel cars, the economic downturn which caused manufacturers to drop out, modern technology which gives the cars more grip and makes them less flamboyant and less prone to crash, etc etc

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