20th Jun 12, 21:02 #141
What time is the Qualifying Stage ?Rallying... other sports only require one ball !
20th Jun 12, 21:11 #142
20th Jun 12, 21:18 #143
Weather in NZ:
I must say that I am really bad in souther hemisphere weather. All cyclones and everything is spinning in opposite direction and I tend to forget it.. continiously!
However. It looks like qualifying stage has not experienced any rain in last 12 hours. Probability of rain is increasing and most probbly it will be run with soft tyres (risk of rain is increasing with every minute). Temperature is very low. Somewhere around +10 degrees.
Some rain is expected on Friday stages today but nothing significant for Friday itself. The wind decreases for Friday morning. So, maybe some fog, maybe some very light rain in the morning stages. Most probably the rain stays on the sea and stages stay dry. I quess they are still using hard tyres tomorrow.
We should live without rain until Saturday evening. Wind picks up and rain should arrive by the evening, probably after the stages. Temperature is still very low, still around +10 dgrees.
Sunday is too far away. Looks like heavy rain is coming on Sunday.Colins Crest = Möldri Mätas
20th Jun 12, 22:11 #144
20th Jun 12, 22:31 #145
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20th Jun 12, 23:27 #146
QS Start list: http://www.chrissport.co.nz/results/...qstartlist.htm
QS times live here in 6 minutes: RNZ - Qualifying
21st Jun 12, 00:07 #147
21st Jun 12, 00:59 #148
just got back from shakedown.. muddy but thankfully it didnt rain. certainly looked like a fun stage
now to have lunch and look through my pics
21st Jun 12, 03:07 #149
21st Jun 12, 03:18 #150
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
You can check out most of the stages on google maps. They've even got streetview! On Saturday I recommend the Mititai stage, particularly the intersection of Birch and Lusk roads (Prime B on the spectator map). Generally, the prime areas marked by the organisers are good. There are some interesting places on the Girls High School stage as well, but be prepared to walk about to find them.
And on that note - definitely try to walk around, but be prepared to cross a few fences. Wear clothes you don't mind snagging on barbed wire, and try to avoid electric fences. Folding chairs are your call. If you plan to move around a lot, they might be a pain to carry around. I'd recommend gumboots as being most essential.
21st Jun 12, 03:22 #151
Shakedown was good. The rain stayed away.
Road seemed to stay in good condition, even with 2 or 3 days of rain previous, and 39 passes of the WRC cars. Will be interesting to see what positions the drivers pick tonight. My prediction is that they will treat it as a dry rally.
Tanak was the best to watch, hanging it out on the corners.
At the service park, Loeb's car came in and the marshall yelled "Car coming, get out the way", so I stepped under an ezy-up that was placed on the side of the service area. Loeb drove straight through the open sides of the ezy-up missing the poles my centimetres and me by millimetres!!! Funny in hindsight.
First win for Dani and Mini hopefully.
21st Jun 12, 05:20 #152
21st Jun 12, 07:08 #153
Latvala looking like a bowss, must say that Solberg looked quick as well. Hirvonen didn't look so quick, but his time was there. Has been a bit of rain this afternoon. Try and get some pics up later
21st Jun 12, 07:52 #154
Shakedown results for the other crews:
NB! They were runing different route, so you cannot compare the results!Colins Crest = Möldri Mätas
21st Jun 12, 07:58 #155
JML picked 13th place to start day 1GG: "I'm stinky! I needa good shower and nice bowl of pasta!"
21st Jun 12, 07:59 #156
Mikko just picked to run 1st on stage!GG: "I'm stinky! I needa good shower and nice bowl of pasta!"
21st Jun 12, 08:02 #157
Solberg 2nd, Loeb 3rd and Thierry 12thGG: "I'm stinky! I needa good shower and nice bowl of pasta!"
21st Jun 12, 08:30 #158
21st Jun 12, 09:20 #159Colins Crest = Möldri Mätas
21st Jun 12, 09:27 #160
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Mulsanne Corner!!!
How on earth can they think of dropping this round......The Best roads in the Championship!WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???