20th February 2018, 16:16 #81
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Vive le Prole-le-ralliat
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20th February 2018, 17:39 #82
Even if he didn't break any rules, it is unsporty. Rules must be changed not to allow such a BS.
I understand that everything is for championship. And it always be like that.
But it ruins the sport. It is commercial contest then.
Next time somebody will throw a bomb to opponent car. Do rules say something that bombs are not allowed?
20th February 2018, 17:47 #83
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20th February 2018, 18:01 #85
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Arsony is a crime and there are serious consequences for those that break the law.
20th February 2018, 21:16 #86
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Power Stage tricks & tactics - Ogier in a stealth mode
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20th February 2018, 21:53 #87
I guess it all depends on how thing go in Mexico. A lot of us believe in karma right? For Ogier's sake I sure hope he does not believe in karma.
He did not do anything wrong as far as rules are concerned, but some would say it was not good sportsmanship etc. We shall see in two weeks time...
20th February 2018, 22:13 #88
I'm not sure why people keep saying he wasn't breaking any rules, if he was following the rules there would have been no penalty.
Its a similar situation if a rugby player makes an offside tackle (or other foul) to prevent their opposition from scoring and is penalised for it, they have broken the rules and accepted the punishment but it may be worth it to them if they concede less points from the penalty than they would have from the try. If they do it too many times or its too obvious that its a deliberate cynical foul they can be sent off though, which is a much stronger punishment... I guess we'll see what the stewards do it it happens again.
20th February 2018, 22:23 #89
This odour of sanctity is getting a bit overpowering! The sport hasn’t been a ‘sport’ any more than F1 for years. Ogier just played the rules and found an advantage that would only probably have worked in his very particular situation. So can we now stop the hypocrisy and talk of karma.Kris Meeke got fired -PSG so terrified they quit!
20th February 2018, 23:05 #90
Well he paid the price for breaking the rules then.. fair is fair. He gained something out of it while taking a penalty too. That's what the rules allowed him to do.
What I was trying to say in my previous post (poorly) is that we will see if what he did will be of any benefit. It all depends on his performance in Mexico.