Page 172 of 173 FirstFirst ... 72122162170171172173 LastLast
Results 1,711 to 1,720 of 1721
  1. #1711
    Senior Member SubaruNorway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Biri, Norway
    Posts
    3,748
    Like
    8
    Liked 592 Times in 256 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Also: "Mattias Ekstrom #1, relegated from second to third place in semi-final one for not respecting the priority of the driver on the standard lap at the Joker merge."

    The why the hell did Ekstrom start on row two of the grid in the final, and Petter on row three?
    Because this was decided after the final and the jury meeting with them both.
    "Die with memories, not with dreams" Scott McIsaac
    http://www.motorsportfilmer.net

  2. #1712
    Senior Member MrJan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Exeter
    Posts
    7,934
    Like
    21
    Liked 276 Times in 164 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Also: "Mattias Ekstrom #1, relegated from second to third place in semi-final one for not respecting the priority of the driver on the standard lap at the Joker merge."

    The why the hell did Ekstrom start on row two of the grid in the final, and Petter on row three?
    They didn't make the decision in time. It's something that's caused an issue before, once this season (can't remember where) and in Canada last year when Timur was penalised before they saw footage to show he wasn't at fault. One of the problems of being live on TV is that they don't have much time between semi-finals and finals. Presumably they are also stewards for RX2 as well, which also limits the time they have to make a decision between races.

    Edit: I'm not sure I 100% agree with the decision though, to me it looks like Ekstrom is already back on track. I thought that they point of the joker merge rule was to stop drivers pushing to get back on the main circuit?
    Last edited by MrJan; 13th November 2017 at 20:13.
    You're so beige, you probably think this signature is about someone else.

  3. #1713
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    230
    Like
    0
    Liked 130 Times in 63 Posts
    Well, then taking away some points would be fair...after everything has happened and decided the punishment is "should have started in row three".
    Last edited by Tarmop; 13th November 2017 at 22:06.

  4. #1714
    Senior Member MrJan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Exeter
    Posts
    7,934
    Like
    21
    Liked 276 Times in 164 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Well, then taking away some points would be fair...after everything has happened and decided the punishment is "should have started on row three".
    Agree that, if that's the penalty he was given, he should be given points as if he was 3rd in the semi-final.
    You're so beige, you probably think this signature is about someone else.

  5. #1715
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    205
    Like
    0
    Liked 54 Times in 38 Posts
    I just watched the latest ep of bakkerud life on youtube. After Ken was dsq, it looked like Bakkerud would be the driver to be on the final... not Kev Hansen.
    Then some guy from Hoonigan Team went tell Bakku something. English is not my mother language so I couldnt understand what they were saying, but If Bakku was the one to replace Ken on the final, maybe the team decided to not run Bakku on the final. Maybe cuz the penalty was non-sense? IDK if that was the case. I couldnt understand what the guy said to Bakku. But I thought it was weird to see them talking about Bakku being the driver who would race the final after Ken elimination
    Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MxtvlgHVrU
    Around 12min. I even noticed Bakku's car on the broadcast next to Kev Hansen before the final

    Anyway... also... a monster energy hat being "throw in the trash" (or something like this. IDK if it was an inside joke) and suddenly a image from a Peugeot car.. A Shot of Bakku watching a Peugeot racing.
    Hints about a new "RedBull Loeb Peugeot Racing" with Loeb and Bakku for 2018? That'd be nice eh?
    But hey... I like conspiracy theories... So maybe nothing that I've said here makes any sense haha
    Last edited by giu canbera; 13th November 2017 at 21:44.

  6. #1716
    Senior Member MrJan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Exeter
    Posts
    7,934
    Like
    21
    Liked 276 Times in 164 Posts
    Really impressive that they turned Ken's car around in such a short space of time. When the mechanic was speaking to Andreas he was just talking about how intense it was to get the car ready. Then they say along the lines of "Ken made it, he deserved it". So at that time they believed that Ken was still in the final. I guess that the penalty was confirmed after that and I guess that Ken was DQ'd from semi 2, which changed the top 3 result.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with Andreas for next year. He's clearly a quick driver (if a little aggressive) so will be a surprise if he hasn't got a decent drive. There was something else on an episode the other day that made me wonder about Peugeot, but I assumed not given that Bakkerud is a 'Monster Energy Athlete'. The thing about the hat was just because it was ugly Oh and the blue one that the guy was talking about was because the colour attracts something (I think he said cobras), so he was warning Andreas.
    You're so beige, you probably think this signature is about someone else.

  7. #1717
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Indonesia
    Posts
    41
    Like
    0
    Liked 12 Times in 5 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Really impressive that they turned Ken's car around in such a short space of time. When the mechanic was speaking to Andreas he was just talking about how intense it was to get the car ready. Then they say along the lines of "Ken made it, he deserved it". So at that time they believed that Ken was still in the final. I guess that the penalty was confirmed after that and I guess that Ken was DQ'd from semi 2, which changed the top 3 result.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with Andreas for next year. He's clearly a quick driver (if a little aggressive) so will be a surprise if he hasn't got a decent drive. There was something else on an episode the other day that made me wonder about Peugeot, but I assumed not given that Bakkerud is a 'Monster Energy Athlete'. The thing about the hat was just because it was ugly Oh and the blue one that the guy was talking about was because the colour attracts something (I think he said cobras), so he was warning Andreas.
    personally i would to see Bakkerud in Prodrive Renault

  8. #1718
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,015
    Like
    17
    Liked 101 Times in 75 Posts
    I would prefer to see Bakkerud in a Hyundai i20 ( developed from the 2016 wrc car like the vw sweden polos are from wrc), Hyundai have full e.v cars for the norway market - brand awareness and maketing, Shell that sponsor the WRC Hyundai team have service stations in Norway, Pipo Moteur that do the wrc engines (did Solberg's citroen wrx engines) could do a 2 litre wrx hyundai engine (The hyundai i30 TCR runs a 2 litre turbo engine)

    http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/...nsorship-deals (Monster could cut back a few nascar dollars in December , 2017 to put some coin in a hyundai wrx project)

    From what is learnt in world rx from the i20 could be put into the next gen hybrid or whatever the next world rx car is.

    Otherwise on the phone to TMR for a yaris body shell. Toyota have long range hybrids and full ev cars in the development shed.
    Last edited by Zeakiwi; 14th November 2017 at 10:42.

  9. Likes: Sulland (14th November 2017)
  10. #1719
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    205
    Like
    0
    Liked 54 Times in 38 Posts
    Tnx Jan! =]

    About Monster.. I still dont fully understand why they are in Nascar. That has ZERO to do with the brand.
    OK, 36 races with more than 3h ad on tv with more than 2 million viewrs each.. ok, I know. But... idk, maybe Thats why I cant have my own company. I'd invest in the wrong places like "Ok, let me build 4 WRC cars, 4 RX cars and 4 MXGP bikes and race young drivers with no money"... haha

  11. #1720
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    205
    Like
    0
    Liked 54 Times in 38 Posts
    Guerlain Chicherit and Stéphane Orré have partnered to create the G-FORS team. The team will contest full-time in the European and French Rallycross championships and part-time in World Rallycross with the new Renault Clio Supercar

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •