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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Petter: First a racing incident with Löeb, kiss on the rear. Slide, trying to correct, one arm in the air, impact with Baumanis while arm up.
    Result, broken collarbone and two cracked ribs. Some reports says he will need an operation to get the collarbone in place again

    Wish you a speedy recovery Petter, and congratulation on achieving your 2017 pri 1, team championship!
    In national TV Baumanis said - according to telemetry before crash his speed was 85km/h then he managed brake down to 55km/h (moment of impact) and after that speed dropped down to 18km/h.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Yeah but I don't associate either of those with motorsport
    What a very strange view..motorcycles do have motors---a big hint is in the name motorcycle.
    When they race it is a sport..

    How could one not consider them motorsports?
    You lump them in with scholastics or meditation?
    Sewing? gastronomy?
    in terms of performance --any bike can accelerate so hard that they can lift the front wheels off the ground easily--and bake to the point they can lift the rear wheel---and I don't know of any cars which can do that---some might suggest that they are the pinnacle of motosports>

    But Shirley i cannot comment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by janvanvurpa View Post
    What a very strange view..motorcycles do have motors---a big hint is in the name motorcycle.
    When they race it is a sport..

    How could one not consider them motorsports?
    You lump them in with scholastics or meditation?
    Sewing? gastronomy?
    in terms of performance --any bike can accelerate so hard that they can lift the front wheels off the ground easily--
    and brake to the point they can lift the rear wheel
    ---and I don't know of any cars which can do that---s
    ome might suggest that they are the pinnacle of motosports>

    But Shirley i cannot comment...
    That is not entirely correct. There are no brakes on a speedway bike.
    ...Funny how ev'rything was roses when we held on to the guns...

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    Quote Originally Posted by janvanvurpa View Post
    What a very strange view..motorcycles do have motors---a big hint is in the name motorcycle.
    When they race it is a sport..

    How could one not consider them motorsports?
    Sorry, forgot that they don't do irony properly on your side of the pond
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    1 - What if Petter have to end his carrer due this crash (and age)? Like Dario Franchitti had to retire from racing after a big crash

    2 - No Tanner or Speed for the VW Polo. Energy Drink conflict (monster vs rockstar). Same for Marklund (Loco Energy). VW will probably run just Johan and Depping (already confirmed)

    3 - Loeb testing again with CitroenWRC (Ogier/Loeb/Meeke for 2018?), Ekstrom selling the cars (He dont want to be a team boss anymore), Petter with this big crash (Im thinking about that "forced retirement thing"), Block saying he would like to race in 'murica again (whatever). In my chaotic imagination, all 4 big WorldRX teams are in "DANGER" haha

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    I think Petter has said he's already found the sponsorship to continue the customer relationship with VW Motorsport for next year.

    Peugeot - probably leaving, lack of confirmation at this time is worrying

    Ford - for sure Ken and others will be sick and tired of getting hosed, for probably little TV exposure. For sure it's known Ken found competing in the WRC bad for image to be coming 9th (if he finished). How many times has Ken made the televised Final this year? As far as I know the only LIve coverage in the US for World Rally X comes through the Ford Performance webiste. Hardly 'mainstream'. And this also means Ford have direct knowledge of the audience...

    Audi - for sure seems that Ekstrom is out. This doesn't fit their new image to play on electric cars...

    That could be a big, big hit for the sport. Perhaps it's the 'reality check' it needed to fix the rapidly and unjustifiably large budgets...

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    EKS were hinting at some news around the corner on their FB. Whether that's because they're officially withdrawing or announcing new cars remains to be seen.

    THing is, if the 4 big teams withdraw then is it actually better for the sport? We go back to what it was in 2014 instead, which arguably is better for competition. It would open the championship back up to the likes of Marklund and Larsson.
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    Solberg apparently having surgery on Monday so that he's available to compete at Estering
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    EKSRX said on instagram "It's planned to build new cars for 2018" on the comments
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BZS07d2j61o/?taken-by=eksrx
    Hmmm maybe they are planning a costumer VW program like PSRX?

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    Final round of the Scandinavian RallyCross series ("RallyX Nordic")
    Oliver Solberg vs Thomas Bryntesson
    https://www.svtplay.se/video/1484964...nas?start=auto

    SuperCars semifinal at "-1.15.00" and final is the last feature of the video
    (theres also local rallycross series, rallyx lites and others)

    This one is probably my 'favorite' series right now together with EuroRX Cuz there are No manufacturers racing with the privateers.. And most of these guys are racing the EuroRX too so its a great level series with top spec cars. A great championship.. and we can watch the races on SVT's site. (At least I've been watching over the last 2 years, including RallyX On Ice - The "winter rallyx Lites championship" that they are hosting since 2015)

    Hope you enjoy

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