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    Solberg doesn't make the Final in his home event !

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    While tactically one can understand why Bakkerud did what he did he does certainly not get much sympathy. Before the semi he even goes to give Solberg a hug while he is being interview like BFF...

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    There's no friends once the lights go green...

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    Bah, those VWs are unbeatable.Pushing them out is your only chance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    While tactically one can understand why Bakkerud did what he did he does certainly not get much sympathy.
    Did he really do anything that wrong though? The whole group carried a lot of speed into the joker, Bakkerud had inside line and Solberg positioned himself right next to him, which obviously got him slightly pushed aside when Bakkerud started to turn. I don't see anything too shady there.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9L7...u.be&t=1h5m36s

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    Not really, maybe bit wider in the corner than normally to try to push people out into the softer gravel (EDIT: Actually he was very wide, whether on purpose that's another question, but its fully allowed anyway). It's also about the tactical decision to try to block Solberg instead of going normal way.
    Then again he understands that in straight fight he is slower, BUT you don't need to finish first to get to final.

    It was just the whole setup really. Norwegian TV had own reporter talking to both before start and saying things like "we hope for two Norwegians in final" and Bakkerud was like "yes we do our best". Then when Solberg was interviewed Bakkerud came over and gave him a hug. (Solbergs reaction showed that he thought it was awkward)

    Afterwards on same Norwegian TV Solberg was seriously disappointed and listed all the times Bakkerud blocked or crashed him out (Hockenheim, Hell 2 years ago etc.). I don't know who's Bakkeruds main sponsors are but this surely wont get him more from Norway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    While tactically one can understand why Bakkerud did what he did he does certainly not get much sympathy. Before the semi he even goes to give Solberg a hug while he is being interview like BFF...
    Retaliation for Mettet..?

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    Bakkerud lost a lot of fans today (check his Facebook page)... Planning to take out a clearly faster driver is technically legal in this instance, but shows very poor sportsmanship. I'd never sponsor a guy like that.

    His spotter reveals that the tactic was to take out Petter and they were delighted that it worked. Then Bakkerud says on Norwegian TV that he missed his braking point and had to take the joker.

    Oh well, karma is as we all know a real bitch. So when he complains about bad luck later in the season he should think back to Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Bakkerud lost a lot of fans today (check his Facebook page)... Planning to take out a clearly faster driver is technically legal in this instance, but shows very poor sportsmanship. I'd never sponsor a guy like that.

    His spotter reveals that the tactic was to take out Petter and they were delighted that it worked. Then Bakkerud says on Norwegian TV that he missed his braking point and had to take the joker.

    Oh well, karma is as we all know a real bitch. So when he complains about bad luck later in the season he should think back to Hell.

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    oh uh buhu, if you have forgotten Solberg did the same against Ekstrm last season but obviously Solberg claimed that he didn't do anything wrong then.
    Now Solberg gets a taste of his own medicine and of course he whines like a school boy about being "Pushed out". Here is some news for you Alpha (and for Petter)
    "Den som ger sig in i leken, fr leken tla". Basically "if you enter the game, you have to expect to be dealt with in the same way as you deal with others".
    If you are rough against the others then the others can be rough against you. Petter have to accept being pushed out when he does the same thing against the other.

    Petter is just being a poor looser and he wouldn't hesitate doing the same against Bakkerud or anyone else if he got the chance.
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    Great that you pull in Ekstrom. You remember what Petter did when he got a puncture in Montelegre this year? He let his teammate pass, of course. Then he had the option to either drive the regular track, hold up Ekstrom and the others chasing from behind or get out of the way. Holding up the rest of the grid would let Kristofferson pull ahead and win. It would be perfectly legal and help his teammate and his team.

    But Petter chose to let both Kristofferson and the chasing bunch pass and he even jokered to be sure not to be in anyone's way. That's the way you go to sleep at night with a good conscience. He basically handed Ekstrom that win. Ekstrom didn't return the favor in Mettet, but that's another story.

    I bet Bakkerud slept pretty badly and that second place probably didn't taste good at all. Lots of fans abandoning him isn't good either, but perfectly understandable.

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