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    Very warm today (+10°) and heavy wind and rain =...

    Very warm today (+10°) and heavy wind and rain = snow melting verry rapidly. I am located a bit further up north but I assume all snow will be gone from the roads. Pitty, as more snow is forecasted...
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    not that great. The week-end will be cold and...

    not that great. The week-end will be cold and snowy but mild weather (5°, rain) is expected for mid-week so all snow on road will melt. Maybe, maybe, snow is back on sazturday or sunday ... IUt all...
  3. Thread: WRC future

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    If this is truej, then why isn't it hapenning ? I...

    If this is truej, then why isn't it hapenning ? I guess MSport would be thrilled to hazve R5 the main category (they have a competitive car and a large customer base). Hyundai has the car ready as...
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    Talk about wishful thinking ... There is nothing...

    Talk about wishful thinking ... There is nothing here that is solid and reliable ... Matton is clearly out of his game and running afteer the ball instead of controling the play (but dies FIA has...
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    You are correct - Rallying has missed a golden...

    You are correct - Rallying has missed a golden opportunity to become relevant again. Their switch to Hybrid has been very late, they had an opportunity to make it way more "extreme" and missed it....
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    Considering he was probably funding his hyundai...

    Considering he was probably funding his hyundai drives, I wish he could go to MSport. Not the best machinery today, but definitely not outdated as last year ... Fingers crossed for him ... and for...
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    Dire need for fresh cash, maybe ?

    Dire need for fresh cash, maybe ?
  8. Thread: The Haas Fiasco

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    i am betting that the team is already sold, all...

    i am betting that the team is already sold, all documents signed, to Mazepin's father - and they just need to go through the season to changer their name, after which Haas name and management will be...
  9. Thread: Wrc 2/3 2021

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    but then you are seeded number 178 and as men...

    but then you are seeded number 178 and as men tioneed by gił tutto!, you don't geet any exposure = hard to find sponsorship...

    WRC3 was working pretty well, it is WRC which is totally broken/...
  10. Thread: Wrc 2/3 2021

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    making WRC3 some "upgraded JWRC" (whatever the...

    making WRC3 some "upgraded JWRC" (whatever the metric) may not be ot a bad idea - somehow same as ERC.

    This however would imply that all other R5 would compete one with another. As is, this will...
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    I think the idea there was that if you are well...

    I think the idea there was that if you are well out of top5 (which i would make top10), say because you are running through super-rally, then you cannot score - You can only prevent others from...
  12. Thread: WRC future

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    +1 you make a story with history. Even the greedy...

    +1 you make a story with history. Even the greedy promoters of F1 understand that you must keep the iconic events that relate to the past,and which can get average Joe's interest if properly...
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    Yes i saw this one - good work and the only...

    Yes i saw this one - good work and the only meaningful result. As far as number of events, given it is an "amateur" championship i don't mind if the winner has one more round - Good for him making...
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    and what about RC5 drivers ? Forget about...

    and what about RC5 drivers ? Forget about WRC2/WRC3 split which is total nonsense, taking away whatever could be left of battles for win, when the WRC2 leader just cruises to the finish because there...
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    I think the biggest disapointment must be...

    I think the biggest disapointment must be Neuville. He is blindlghtly quick on his stay by seems to be goig backwards since a few years. And his constant excuses (never his fault) are really...
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    +1 SSS on "natural grounds" (e.g. mickey mouse ...

    +1
    SSS on "natural grounds" (e.g. mickey mouse stages in the old RAC rally, street course , even a race circuit) make sense provided there are'nt too many.
    When it's full of cones and hayballs it...
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    This is a MAJOR difference ! Rallying,aside from...

    This is a MAJOR difference ! Rallying,aside from speed, has always been about endurance as well (in the sense surviving the environment). Being able to retire, re-start and still be classified is...
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    with reverse order rules you get first cars on...

    with reverse order rules you get first cars on the road with driver "a little bit out their league" in such tricky conditions. Recipie for disaster and stages cancelations. This rally is turning...
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    Even "worse" : Inthese days drivers did not...

    Even "worse" : Inthese days drivers did not compete on equal footing as some entered more events than others, and some events were poorerly supported and by just finishing you were guaranteed a top 3...
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    True but still the same for everyone. And...

    True but still the same for everyone. And Neuville sounds like the voys whose toy has been taken away, now claims he is not interested. Childish. If he would be in the lead he would never make such...
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    Same when Lancia beat Fiat fair and square in...

    Same when Lancia beat Fiat fair and square in 1974 (fuel crisis). Would all the rounds have taken place early in the year, when the Stratos was not ready, Fiat would have had a walkover. In the end...
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    Couldn't be any more stubborn (or proud, or...

    Couldn't be any more stubborn (or proud, or stupid, make your choice). As usual the people in power believe they know better than anyone and refuse to admit that what was once their bright idea is no...
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    A Mazepin / Schumacher pairing is byfar the...

    A Mazepin / Schumacher pairing is byfar the weakest of all F1 team. Coupled with a poor car (not likely to improver next year)), it is recipie for dead last place - hands down.
    As much as Magnussen...
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    +1 and don't forget that Matton, who keeps...

    +1
    and don't forget that Matton, who keeps claiming that he knows what he is talking of as the former Citroen Racing manager (i) Got the team from top dog to bottom feeder (then extinction) (ii) a...
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    This is not my cup of tea and i sorelely miss the...

    This is not my cup of tea and i sorelely miss the "good old days" of night rallying, 5 days across the country event and loud and roaring open exhausts. But this is 2020, not 1970 anymore ...

    It...
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