11th Mar 11, 11:36 #41
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11th Mar 11, 12:17 #42
Thanks for the thread A.F.F. I think Barreis will stay on this thread for the rest of the season and not interfering with the discussions on other threads.
11th Mar 11, 12:54 #43
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11th Mar 11, 17:28 #46
At least Malcom has promise more power to the Fiesta.
"We have got more coming on the engine side," he said. "We're working on the efficiency of the engine, mainly in the area of the direct injection. There will be refinements, but these will come in time for the homologation in May.”
If there’s no results after that its time to be worried.
11th Mar 11, 17:31 #47
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11th Mar 11, 23:30 #50
But throughout his entire career, he's done nothing but improve his championship position, up to the point when he almost ended Loebs reign in 2009. 2010 was just a minor glitch in his career, best forgotten about
11th Mar 11, 23:40 #51
That’s one point to consider .Do he wants to be fast or do he want to be a champion. I think these two approaches needs different strategy.
11th Mar 11, 23:44 #52
12th Mar 11, 00:05 #53"Race was bad, but car was good"
Tommi Mäkinen, back in the years...
12th Mar 11, 13:57 #54
26. BEFORE THE START
26.1.4 The crew must show the car's complete certified homologation form.
64. MECHANICAL COMPONENTS – MANUFACTURERS AND WRC TEAMS
64.4 RESTRICTION OF ENGINE PARTS DEVELOPMENT
As development of the engine is controlled, a box of the parts listed below will be sealed by the FIA
together with the registered Manufacturer or WRC Team and placed in a location acceptable to both
parties. This will be carried out at the latest before the 1/05/2011.
- Valve springs.
- Camshafts (with profile).
- Cylinder head ready to race.
- Homologated cylinder block
- High pressure fuel pump
- Exhaust and intake manifolds
- All other engine parts already homologated.
- Compression ratio details with tolerance.
The parts registered do not necessarily have to be new, but they must be representative, in every respect,
of the parts to be used in the rallies throughout the season.
14th Mar 11, 15:19 #55
I was talking to a friend about this yesterday. In my view, Hirvonen will not win the championship as long as long as Loeb is there. Latvala and Ogier and proving themselves very quick drivers that, if only for some more consistency, would be better challengers for the top step of the podium. Hirvonen definitely has experience and consistency over these two guys but that's not enough to beat Loeb. Loeb is consistent too. As well as this, if Hirvonen does not step up to the challenge this year, 2011 brings with it a more experienced Ogier, Latvala and Ostberg. Hell, don't count out Petter either, under the right circumstances! In this scenario, even with Loeb out, Hirvonen will still face tough competition.
I regret to say this but I honestly don't believe Hirvonen will ever be champion. His best shot at it is if Ford come up with something special when the new parts arrive. They need to display an advantage over Citroen in some major aspect e.g. engine power, grip etc. Hirvonen alone, will not beat Loeb. And pretty soon, he might not even beat Ogier.
I do wish him all the best in his campaign this year and hope he can gain some more confidence and take the fight to the wire. That is wishful thinking though.Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam
14th Mar 11, 15:23 #56
While the Citroen is probably the better car, I don't think this is even important in the scheme of things as I think Citroen have the 3 quickest drivers in the Championship. Loeb, Ogier and Solberg are all capable of winning every event on every surface. No-one else can say that and I think even if Mikko and JML had equal machinery they would not be quicker. Maybe better over a season as Solberg and Ogier enjoy a few retirements but definately not quicker drivers.Supporting Andreas Mikkelsen, Petter Solberg and Nick Heidfeld.
14th Mar 11, 16:54 #57
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14th Mar 11, 17:30 #58
Therefore lets hope that the organisers of ROC in the end of the year will give to Hirvonen and JML two DS3 and to Loeb and Ogier two Fiestas in order to see which combination is faster.
14th Mar 11, 18:36 #59
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and i am sure the the sss of the show will tell the difference....
17th Mar 11, 16:12 #60
let´s wait until Rally GB oder maybe a little bit earlier, when Mikko is becoming reigning champion of 2011 ;-)
he will do it !