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  1. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    Audi S1 AP4 in NZRC as well :) ...

    Audi S1 AP4 in NZRC as well :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvNNJJSb5Y

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DICNFKRUAAAkAsa.jpg:large
  2. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    I'd be very surprised if that was the case, his...

    I'd be very surprised if that was the case, his professionalism and hard work is quite well known.

    More likely it just came from someone making up rubbish for attention, thats how a lot of rumours...
  3. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    By who? Always funny when rumours are being...

    By who? Always funny when rumours are being passed around with no source.

    Here is another rumour with no source: Ogier doesn't think there is enough challenge so he is going to try to win the 2018...
  4. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    Have they used any of their development jokers...

    Have they used any of their development jokers yet? I know the other teams have used some but I haven't heard anything about Hyundai using theirs.
  5. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    More likely it was already decided before that.

    More likely it was already decided before that.
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    One North Island, one South Island! :D

    One North Island, one South Island! :D
  7. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    15 rallies so far in NZ this year, 15 different...

    15 rallies so far in NZ this year, 15 different winners! At least it isn't boring and predictable.
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    You are obviously clueless about how popular...

    You are obviously clueless about how popular rallying is in places like NZ and Argentina.
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    Nothing at all to do with the fact that a fair...

    Nothing at all to do with the fact that a fair chunk of M-sport's business involves selling and running r5 cars of course!

    (Not that I'm cynical or anything...)
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    I guess nobody cares!

    I guess nobody cares!
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    Mikkelsen showed in Germany that the Citroen is...

    Mikkelsen showed in Germany that the Citroen is competitive on tarmac, which we already knew. He also showed in Poland that it isn't so competitive on gravel, which we also already knew.

    Anyone...
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    It was still clearly the fastest, strongest and...

    It was still clearly the fastest, strongest and most reliable car last year, just the advantage was smaller than the miles ahead it was in 2013-2015.
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    Its only a no brainer if you don't bother using...

    Its only a no brainer if you don't bother using your brain - its overly simplistic short term thinking, ignoring the longer term consequences of cutting costs but reducing value and appeal. Cutting...
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    You quoted my earlier post about those factors as...

    You quoted my earlier post about those factors as being "justification for staging all rounds of the championship in and around the areas where the teams are based."

    You also said "If spectators...
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    Your quoted post lists 4 rallies with technical...

    Your quoted post lists 4 rallies with technical problems for Paddon, not 3. Just to be pedantic. ;)

    I guess the power steering failure in Argentina probably didn't change his 6th place though,...
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    But you haven't made any logical connection to...

    But you haven't made any logical connection to support your claim that focussing less on physical spectators and more on remote spectators would/should result in a smaller championship condensed to...
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    If spectators on the ground aren't the main...

    If spectators on the ground aren't the main target market, there is no need to limit the championship to highly populated regions - you can use a wider variety of more interesting less populated...
  18. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    Decent result for Holder in that borrowed GC8...

    Decent result for Holder in that borrowed GC8 Impreza too.
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    But does that even matter when most viewers are...

    But does that even matter when most viewers are following it on tv or online? If it was funded by the number of spectators on the ground rallying would be long dead.

    In fact the spectators on the...
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    Thread display order

    For some reason the Americas, Asia Pacific etc rally forum always changes itself to alphabetical order of threads instead of recent posts order like the other ones, every time I go there I have to...
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    Ever see the movie 'Black Sheep'? Quite hilarious...

    Ever see the movie 'Black Sheep'? Quite hilarious (in a very NZ way)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0779982/
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    IIRC they said it was largely down to scheduling...

    IIRC they said it was largely down to scheduling issues - that was more or less the only time Ogier could/would travel to test it, and they already had that test planned well in advance.
  23. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    They seem to be competing pretty well so far this...

    They seem to be competing pretty well so far this year?
  24. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    How would the cost of runbing another car for the...

    How would the cost of runbing another car for the whole season compare with the cost of travelling to another event like they keep complaining about?
  25. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    Most of the gravel rallies Paddon has had good...

    Most of the gravel rallies Paddon has had good speed and been let down by the car though - for sure he's had a bad season but you can't blame it all on him, pretty sure he's been let down by the car...
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