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    Isn't this getting too far now? Same thing with Ogier looking at his phone on the liasion. I think there is a point where everything goes just too far and there is a lot of IF's everywhere. Life happens and life would be a tad bit boring thus meaningless if everythin is covered safety-wise (which is unrealistic). The speed was barely 40-50 kph, the guy had a small drift for the sake of some spectators, conditions were slippery. There's far more important things to be worried at....

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    and it just went viral in estonian media with headlines like "Tšnak was in dangerous traffic situation!"

    so much fuss about nothing.

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    This is nothing, seen far worse than this... You can't do anything "fun" anymore nowadays, there's always someone who will interfere to tell it's wrong/dangerous etc. Apparently we have this kind of people on the forum as well, even implying a driver should be banned for this... It's a sad world we're going to.

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    Most of the anti-motorsport people usually argue "motorsport makes kids drive dangerously when imitating their heroes on the road", and usually the counter argument from motorsport people is "but motorsport gives them a chance to drive fast in a safe environment", but this something else

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    Right - no gender insults please. This is a serious point. We are on the inside looking out, the view from outside is truly different. As for spectator fatalities, one is one too many (people have short memories but I'm sure Elfyn and Haden don't).
    Liaison sections are often too tightly timed - I witnessed Meeke almost cause a 'head-on' on 2014 RMC. Protasov however was great entertainment when he overtook me on a mountain downhil section going into a 180 tight left! No bans suggested by me but showboating is BAD publicity.
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    honestly i don't see what's wrong. It a professional driver, driving a 4wd with studded tyres on a snowy surface. He looks well in control, all the stages he has to have perfect lines and avoid drifting, let him enjoy a bit of fun drive in the liaison. (and for the fan too).

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    Never very clever passing a car by 50cm, what if a kid ran out just as he passed?
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    I believe with their limited slip front and middle diffs (i dont know if they can be switched to full "open" for road section?) car is tuned to slide little on those slippery conditions, otherwise it would be very-very understeering. His angle of oversteer is very modest, speed is far from any limits (legal limits or safety limits) and frankly i dont see the point of whining. The ones who take this as a example and permission to behave likewise, are clearly idiots. Right now i am in northern Sweden with 3-5 feet of snow everywhere, most roads are pure ice - and in crests and bends quite often regular drivers press pedal more than absolutely necessary to wag the tail. Its fun. Its safe. Nobody takes any offense. Grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr C1412 View Post
    Tšnak should be getting bonus points for driving like a legend on the road sections
    100% agree. It is a part of WRC show. Like warming tyres&brakes. Nobody was in danger, nothing to add more. Case closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    Never very clever passing a car by 50cm, what if a kid ran out just as he passed?
    what if an avalanche would have cross the road after Tanak's passage? Do you blame the car being too loud and starting the avalanche? Do you blame the guy for parking at the wrong spot? do you blame the authority for not installing avalanche protection? i mean with "what if" we can all stay at home and follow every rule, yet still not be guaranteed to stay safe...

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