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    That was gold!

    That was gold!
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    Did his stage wins in Argentina not count as good...

    Did his stage wins in Argentina not count as good pace? Or sitting 3rd in Mexico before engine problems? People have such short memories. ;)
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    Paddon was delayed trying to fix a broken ARB,...

    Paddon was delayed trying to fix a broken ARB, stefanvv is delusional and thinks it was a conspiracy to change his road position by one place.
  4. Thread: 2017 aprc

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    Much heavier isn't it, I wonder how that compares...

    Much heavier isn't it, I wonder how that compares to Hunt's Impreza which seems a bit of a fatty.

    Surprised Cox's Evo is that much lighter too, from the way they look on the stages I would have...
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    Breaking down his season so far (for the...

    Breaking down his season so far (for the record)...

    Monte - Crash. Would have continued if not for spectator fatality.
    Sweden - 7th, power steering failure. Best stage placings 2nd & 3rd but did...
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    F1 has no risk of losing contact with split times...

    F1 has no risk of losing contact with split times because it never goes anywhere interesting.

    And losing all contact like this doesn't happen often at all, so I don't know what you're making such...
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    You shouldn't expect logic on internet forums,...

    You shouldn't expect logic on internet forums, its against the rules! :D
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMH-P9W3mN0 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMH-P9W3mN0

    Paddon's gentle roll from 1:30, very unlucky really - just caught a rut on the road.
  9. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    And some more... ...

    And some more...

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2863/34042827851_e9570cfaf9_o.jpgDSC_4063 by Ben, on Flickr

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2920/34173635205_3874610bd9_o.jpgDSC_4031 by Ben, on...
  10. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    Album of my photos from Otago here: ...

    Album of my photos from Otago here:

    https://flic.kr/s/aHskYjECjR

    A few (I use that term very loosely) samples...

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2829/33331246124_e3d5f5c95c_o.jpgDSC_3308 by...
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    Power steering failed for Paddon in Sweden too...

    Power steering failed for Paddon in Sweden too didn't it?
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    His car looked fine on that stage, it was the...

    His car looked fine on that stage, it was the stage before with problems.
  13. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    Pretty high attrition rate today!

    Pretty high attrition rate today!
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    You can call them athletes too. You seem to...

    You can call them athletes too.

    You seem to be missing the point that there are many different types of athlete - using that type of pedantry you would have to claim that the only people who...
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    You don't think athletes need coordination,...

    You don't think athletes need coordination, balance and anticipation? ;)

    I agree that the word 'athlete' is very general and doesn't give you much detail though.
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    I'm happy to have some proper long stages instead...

    I'm happy to have some proper long stages instead of a bunch of repeated 10km sprints.

    I'm often more interested in the results of one longer stage where you can see bigger differences between...
  17. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    Anyone else from here planning to be at Otago?...

    Anyone else from here planning to be at Otago? I'll be out around the stages with the camera again.
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    Its also his first rally with a new codriver and...

    Its also his first rally with a new codriver and I think he first drove the car only a day before the rally.

    All the top bunch of WRC drivers are in WRC for a reason I think!
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    If you're making that comparison don't forget...

    If you're making that comparison don't forget Paddon lost a couple of minutes with engine problems too, and didn't have a great road position for Saturday-Sunday either.

    I agree that Dmack have...
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    JK is 58 and not getting any younger, it had to...

    JK is 58 and not getting any younger, it had to happen at some stage and this timing gives a settling in period with Seb before the 2018 season.
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    Seems the most likely choice, but they haven't...

    Seems the most likely choice, but they haven't said yet. The announcement said that JK will be retiring from co-driving but staying involved with the team.

    Tough decision for them both but it had...
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    Ahaha were you even watching? They showed heaps...

    Ahaha were you even watching? They showed heaps of Ogier last year and generally rabbiting on and on and on and on about how he was disadvantaged cleaning the road, even when he wasn't.
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    Agreed that he wasn't as fast as expected, but to...

    Agreed that he wasn't as fast as expected, but to be fair he was sitting in 3rd before the car problems and then in 5th with big gaps both sides of him there was no reason for taking any risks, just...
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    Well except for the live timing, text updates,...

    Well except for the live timing, text updates, rally radio etc... :rolleyes:
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    by GravelBen
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    Yeah I saw that, he's a quick driver (several...

    Yeah I saw that, he's a quick driver (several times Catlins winner in the Evo) so it will be interesting to see how he goes with that.
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