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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Looking fantastic for Petters team now. Leading the team championship by almost 100 points, and holding first and second in the driver's championship. They really have done an outstanding job with that Polo.
    Since when it has been Petters team ?

    More like Team Kristoffersson, I believe.
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    You know what PS stands for in PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden, right? The outfit with guys, gear, management, headquarters and everything is all old Petter Solberg RX Team. Some things and some guys moved over from the old Volkswagen Sweden team, where Johan was a driver, but don't be mistaken, this is mostly Petter. As shown by having his name first in the team name

    Interesting fact, Johan was fast at times in the old Polo in the old Volkswagen Sweden team, so obviously the car and driver was pretty good. But then Johan tried Petters Citroen and was blown away at how easy it was to drive fast. Even though they have different driving styles, Petters understanding of car setup and chassis development made it much easier to drive fast and even faster than before.

    So the development and main setup for the new Polo was Petters design and wishes. It's impressive how it became dominant so quickly with just a few months development (compared to years for the other teams), and how both drivers get so much performance out of it, despite different styles.

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    Those PSRX Polo's are just so great to watch... poetry in motion.

    Great shame for Petter in the Final... but why do they hold them so long after the 'Ready to Race' ?!

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    It's supposed to vary to keep the drivers on their toes. I remember Petter thinking he got it figured out a couple of years ago. The timing had been the same all weekend so when they changed the setting for the semi he launched too early. Double joker but he still managed to qualify for the final. Stupid move, he was lucky it worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    Haha only post during the entire 'Magic Weekend' is N.O.T.

    Just watched the coverage this evening. How they can try to imply Holjes is the 'Le Mans' or 'Indy 500' of Rallycross I have no idea...
    Quite simply, it's the biggest RX of the season. They aren't saying that it compares directly with Indy or Le Mans, just that those are the biggest races of their respective disciplines.

    Bit of a tame one, looked like EuroRX threw up all the drama. Championship is Johan's to lose now and doesn't look like anyone can compete with VW if the Polo gets a car length ahead. Bakkerud and Ekstrom are the only guys that look quick and have a car that has a chance of getting them a win (the 208 is well off the pace this year).

    Great to see Dan Rooke get his first win. Not sure he's currently got the raw pace to challenge Raymond properly but Cyril has much more seat time, both in previous seasons and by virtue of doing GRX too. Will be a real shame if Dan can't get the extra funds to do the fly-away rounds, he's got a good position in the championship.
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    Peugeot Hansen had two cars in the final and a podium, they look better than at the start of the season but yeah, they still have work to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    It's supposed to vary to keep the drivers on their toes. I remember Petter thinking he got it figured out a couple of years ago. The timing had been the same all weekend so when they changed the setting for the semi he launched too early. Double joker but he still managed to qualify for the final. Stupid move, he was lucky it worked out.

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    Yeah I know it varies, but its either a long wait, or a very long wait !

    It must be torture for the driver's and their poor car's being held on the rev-limiter... the wait must seem endless.

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    Yeah.. Petters problem was caused by standing there long before the ready to race light came on. They suspect that standing out there in the sun with everything heating up caused heat soaking, loss of power and then a stall on the start line. He had used the same settings all weekend so it shouldn't have happened. Johan almost experienced the same,
    his car was close to stalling. But that makes for a very good launch.

    Backside of being on pole. You stand in the heat for the longest, and the tires cool the most.

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