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    Normal service resumed an JK leads after Qually.

    Peugeots going better here though, especially Hansen.

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    SF's were a bit mad with lots of contact... but that's rallycross and no-one really at fault.
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    Wonder what Kristofferson was so pissed at Bakkerud for?

    https://twitter.com/EKSRX/status/105...868520960?s=09

    And what on earth happened to Kevin? 😮
    If Petter broke the engine he'll go to south Africa 15 points down and can forget silver in the championship..

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    The unstoppable Kristoffersson machine rolls on!

    Surprisingly aggressive driving from the Peugeot Total drivers; I thought Loeb was being quite pushy in the qualifying heats, but Timmy Hansen took it a step further in the semi finals. I am not a big fan of Marklund, but I am glad to see that Timmy was punished for what he did, a lot of excessive contact on the exit of turn one.

    Conversely another great performance from Kevin Hansen, real shame his weekend ended in the barrier. Also a shame that Petter had issues as, although I'm not sure he would have challenged Johan, he looked on course for a podium spot.

    Unfortunate weekend for Liam Doran. He really looked on the pace in Q4, but his Q1 disqualification gave him no chance.

    The "live" segment of the TV coverage (which obviously wasn't actually live) was all screwed up yesterday, I hope they fix the audio sync issue for the repeat later in the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    If Petter broke the engine he'll go to south Africa 15 points down and can forget silver in the championship..
    Only if PSRXVW have exceeded their allocation of engines: I suspect they still have at least one left as I can't recall either of the Polos having many failures this year.
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    Yep, annoyed the UK tv coverage wasnt actually live... esp as I'd already seen the heats live on YT.

    I wasnt going to sit though them all again so got around the YT geo-block by 'browsing from Ireland'..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbtstt View Post
    The unstoppable Kristoffersson machine rolls on!

    Surprisingly aggressive driving from the Peugeot Total drivers; I thought Loeb was being quite pushy in the qualifying heats, but Timmy Hansen took it a step further in the semi finals. I am not a big fan of Marklund, but I am glad to see that Timmy was punished for what he did, a lot of excessive contact on the exit of turn one.

    Conversely another great performance from Kevin Hansen, real shame his weekend ended in the barrier. Also a shame that Petter had issues as, although I'm not sure he would have challenged Johan, he looked on course for a podium spot.

    Unfortunate weekend for Liam Doran. He really looked on the pace in Q4, but his Q1 disqualification gave him no chance.

    The "live" segment of the TV coverage (which obviously wasn't actually live) was all screwed up yesterday, I hope they fix the audio sync issue for the repeat later in the week.


    Only if PSRXVW have exceeded their allocation of engines: I suspect they still have at least one left as I can't recall either of the Polos having many failures this year.
    Each driver can only use two engines during a season. Petter blew an engine at Höljes earlier this year. If this is another failed engine he will be opening a third engine for this season which means 15 points are removed and he has no chance to get silver in the championship. Hell, he'll be battling with Timmy for 6th.

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    Entertaining stuff, lots of bumper car action but that's what we expect from Buxtehude isn't it? Funny how Timmy is complaining about other drivers being aggressive, then takes two penalties in two meetings. Didn't seem to be as easy for JK, most of the other races this year have seemed like done deals but pace seems to be much closer.

    On another note, interesting to hear Coley say that they'll go up Eau Rouge and back down again...hope it doesn't mean some crappy hairpin at the top a la COTA/Istanbul/Hockenheim/Catalunya etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Entertaining stuff, lots of bumper car action but that's what we expect from Buxtehude isn't it? Funny how Timmy is complaining about other drivers being aggressive, then takes two penalties in two meetings. Didn't seem to be as easy for JK, most of the other races this year have seemed like done deals but pace seems to be much closer.

    On another note, interesting to hear Coley say that they'll go up Eau Rouge and back down again...hope it doesn't mean some crappy hairpin at the top a la COTA/Istanbul/Hockenheim/Catalunya etc.
    It was a lot of action, but that first corner makes it more like a lottery than a race. The joker is also an issue. Since the exit speed is low, it's best to take it on the last lap, otherwise you'll loose time. Combined with a very short joker it doesn't give any room to advance on joker strategy either. The drivers can only hope that the guy ahead makes a mistake which allows them to pass. Otherwise the result is pretty much the same as the order out of turn 1, lap 1. And that turn is again a lottery so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Otherwise the result is pretty much the same as the order out of turn 1, lap 1. And that turn is again a lottery so...
    We actually saw quite a bit more action after T1 in this race than a lot of other races this season, so I'm not sure that's completely true. E.G Bakkerud led the final (think it might have been the first attempt) on the first lap but JK put it up the inside. Timur made a pass in Q4 I think, Gronholm got by Solberg in the final etc. compare it to even Hell and I think there was more overtaking at Estering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    On another note, interesting to hear Coley say that they'll go up Eau Rouge and back down again...hope it doesn't mean some crappy hairpin at the top a la COTA/Istanbul/Hockenheim/Catalunya etc.
    That sounds awful! At Spa they at least have a chance to make a track with proper gravel sections in natural environment, like a proper RX track. But I'm not surprised that they'll screw it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    It was a lot of action, but that first corner makes it more like a lottery than a race. The joker is also an issue. Since the exit speed is low, it's best to take it on the last lap, otherwise you'll loose time. Combined with a very short joker it doesn't give any room to advance on joker strategy either. The drivers can only hope that the guy ahead makes a mistake which allows them to pass. Otherwise the result is pretty much the same as the order out of turn 1, lap 1. And that turn is again a lottery so...
    I agree that the last lap joker advantage is an issue, other than that. I don't see that the first corner is a lottery, it's more than possible to go in first, and come out first. That there are less joker strategy isn't all bad either. Nice to have some almost old, proper RX

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