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    Quote Originally Posted by janvanvurpa View Post
    After all he did win overall just a few years ago in an Appendix K Historic Escort on those same roads.
    Overall. On carbs with H pattern gearbox. Ad rear leaf springs..On those roads which seem to be perfect for powerful 4wd turbocharged cars. And 3 other old 2wd cars were in the top 12..

    It says something about the level of the field....

    Sure I love the old cars but.............
    If you look at the top speeds for the stages you will see a Mark 2 Escort hit the highest speed on one of the stages for this year's Otago rally at around 120 mph. There are a few lease/ hire BDG 2 liter MK2 Escorts and other cars if people wish to prove how slow everyone is driving during next year's event.

    NZ events are usually about getting out and having a weekend away from home and having a bit of fun for the competitors (it is about taking part). Most are not looking for full time works professional drives or have big sponsorship budgets. Budgets used for a nz rally entrant used to be around NZ$35 per rally kilometre. Factory teams were estimated to spend 100 times this. Driving on 1 percent of a wrc team per kilometre budget is going to make you look slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    proved in 2018 he had come back from that, but got squeezed out by team politics.
    He got dropped cause the team thought that a 9 time world champion who just won a rally might be a better choice.
    Whether it was for wins, points, media attention or car development is not so easy to say, probably a combination of all that. In any case the combination of all these is really hard to compete against for a seat, like Eddie says.

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    So Bertelli give the fiesta for a ride to Andolfi as he promised at Aprils 1st
    https://twitter.com/fuckmatie37/stat...50122229112835

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    For a test only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi2 View Post
    If you look at the top speeds for the stages you will see a Mark 2 Escort hit the highest speed on one of the stages for this year's Otago rally at around 120 mph.
    And I see highest speed for 6 of the 7 stages on Sunday (and highest speed of the rally) were set by another NA 2wd... Klinky's RX8 is quite a weapon though!

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    Top speeds aren't really important in measuring the performance on rally stages. There must be a very long straight where any car will hit its top speed and at that point it's up to the gear ratios who goes fastest. And most likely the top cars were set for shorter gear ratios to get a better performance on the twisty sections, which matters often more in rallying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    And I see highest speed for 6 of the 7 stages on Sunday (and highest speed of the rally) were set by another NA 2wd... Klinky's RX8 is quite a weapon though!
    Probably time to end this non-WRC topic with this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApqkW07apno
    "Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." Steve McQueen

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    Breen on Insta says he's back in the 'red machine' tomorrow (C3 R5) !!

    Pics from Alsace and Vosges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Breen on Insta says he's back in the 'red machine' tomorrow (C3 R5) !!

    Pics from Alsace and Vosges...
    Could be they will use him on some European WRC rallies like they do with Østberg on gravel ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Breen on Insta says he's back in the 'red machine' tomorrow (C3 R5) !!

    Pics from Alsace and Vosges...
    Where? I can't find...

    EDIT: your twitter seems to have a screenshot of a story which does not exist anymore.

    Last edited by AnttiL; 16th April 2019 at 14:45.

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