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    “They had a very, very good car but the team was not working 100% with me,” Auriol explains.

    “On Tarmac, it was OK but still I need to fight with the team to set up my car [as I wanted], just to accept my decisions. I want this, I want that – no, they say! You put this on your car, you put this, and I say no. I never drive like that.

    “I developed all my cars until ’86; [between] all my cars I have won every rally in the world, and Lancia, and Toyota, and you ask me to do something where I don’t choose [what goes on] my car? So I was a little bit fighting all the season with the team. It’s why I stopped.

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/why-a...didnt-pan-out/

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    A bit split on Extreme E - spectacular backdrops (future ones may differ), very intense starts, but then a bit of a procession, plenty of media attention, though as AndyRAC pointed out we don't know how long that would continue. Naturally, as a design engineer, I am not a fan of single make series, and obviously competition would have led to a faster rate of technology development, but such scenario is more challenging from budgets point of view. It will be interesting how the Dakar gets on with the new technologies class, it is certainly more appealing to me. Back to Extreme E, I am not entirely sure how the dust slipped their attention and what their expectations were when they set up the series, as visibility was always going to be an issue racing in the sand. Anyway, they are now talking about time trials and from my point of view something like the Isle of Man TT type would work best, with min gaps just to ensure the dust settles. It would also mean the drivers can't afford to relax till the finish, rather than settle for the position they are in knowing they can't overtake/be overtaken. Constant on screen time info is vital to keep spectators informed.
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    Sad to report the loss of David Sutton, team boss most famous for taking Ari Vatanen and David Richards to the World title in 1981 back in the Rothmans Escort days, the first privateer team to achieve that result. Also ran the Audi UK Quattros amongst other successes. Sadly was basically ruined at one point after Iraq invaded Kuwait at the start of the first Gulf war and £350k worth of cars and kit were burned to a crisp as he was heavily involved in Middle East rallying by then. Then through the help of others he came back to the WRC stage again thanks to the support of Ignacio Sunsundegui mainly. A hell of a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickRally View Post
    Magnificent, cheers SubaruNorway!
    Couple of years ago, went on a driving holiday from the UK to Bergen, then Flam, then back to the UK - exceptional roads and sceneries. Would like to one day return and follow the coastal road beyond Bergen, all the way north.
    Thank you! Yeah you really could hold a Norwegian Monte Carlo around there, Rally Sokndal south of Stavanger has had some cool roads.
    Lofoten area is next on my list i think! Had some GPS connection issues with the drone on the trip now and then so didn't get to follow the Flåm train for very long
    (Drone stopped after 30m)
    "Die with memories, not with dreams" Scott McIsaac
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    Thank you! Yeah you really could hold a Norwegian Monte Carlo around there, Rally Sokndal south of Stavanger has had some cool roads.
    Lofoten area is next on my list i think! Had some GPS connection issues with the drone on the trip now and then so didn't get to follow the Flåm train for very long
    (Drone stopped after 30m)
    Yes, truly spectacular locations there.

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    Have you ever dreamed of becoming a rally mechanic? It will be possible at home soon
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...nic_Simulator/
    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zEPp0NECDg

    WRC10 (game) will have more historical cars. I've never played these WRC games so IDK if they always have historical cars.
    But Its crazy to think that WRC kinda "survives on its history". Its worrying in some aspects IMO but at this point I have no idea what WRC could do to be more relevant in nowaday's motorsport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmmjvss View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zEPp0NECDg

    Its worrying in some aspects IMO but at this point I have no idea what WRC could do to be more relevant in nowaday's motorsport.
    As I've said many times, the WRC should/could be the most relevant of all motorsports - it takes place on 'real roads' not circuits.....but for some reason it's not like that in reality. That's for the stakeholders to solve......

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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