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    Hi guys, does anyone think Clocaenog Ss2 for the first 15-20 cars is doable, plus slate mountain? I know it's a risk no matter what, just wanted to know hpw big a risk or if it's too unlikely to make the top guys at slate mountain at 10.40

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    Technically possible but hard to tell how busy it could be with it being a completely new stage - are they using shuttle buses at Slate Mountain to take people up from the car park to the stage? Just thinking that if you have to wait for a bus to arrive, or fill up, then that might reduce your chances of making it in time - though I guess you could always hike up the same route that the buses are taking.

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    Expecting Neuville to have a slight advance on the muddy roads, especially if it starts raining tomorrow or Friday morning. The road should get more slippery with every car. Neuville had good pace last year so I think he has all the best chances to win, if only his head is strong enough. Ogier will struggle with slippier road and the Fiesta which may lag a bit behind the other cars. The Toyotas seemed to have problems last year with the aeros collecting mud and making the car heavy, as well as with turning in -problems. Let's see if they have overcome those problems. I could see Latvala and Mikkelsen end with good positions in addition to the obvious Tänak. Of course the long Saturday could change everything with the road order being reversed and the stages probably even muddier with more rain forecasted. Last year it was rather drama-free with only Breen and Hänninen having offs and the night stages shuffling the top six. How will it turn out this year? The route is also a bit different this year, more about the narrow North Wales stages than the faster and flowing Mid Wales ones and the tarmac bits there as well. It will be an interesting rally for sure.

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    Yeah it's whether the shuttle buses are the only route up. If we get there say 10/10.15, then the shuttle buses might be halted as it seems there's only 3 designated spectator points at the stage, and the buses use the same single track up the mountain. We'll probably make a decision on Friday morning whether we risk it or not
    Quote Originally Posted by Whinlatter View Post
    Technically possible but hard to tell how busy it could be with it being a completely new stage - are they using shuttle buses at Slate Mountain to take people up from the car park to the stage? Just thinking that if you have to wait for a bus to arrive, or fill up, then that might reduce your chances of making it in time - though I guess you could always hike up the same route that the buses are taking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    I don't believe loeb will steal any meaningful points. If nothing goes wrong he should end way beyond neuville, tanak and ogier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Hi guys, does anyone think Clocaenog Ss2 for the first 15-20 cars is doable, plus slate mountain? I know it's a risk no matter what, just wanted to know hpw big a risk or if it's too unlikely to make the top guys at slate mountain at 10.40
    The car park at Clocaenog looks quite close to the road, so I reckon it will be easy enough to get out from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    It's going to be tricky, but I guess it depends on ho many spectators are going to watch this year (it was rammed last year).

    I'm planning on doing a bit of stage hopping, but I'm going to judge it when I get there I guess.

    If you can get me your email, I will send you the miles-between-stages plan I have done and show you what may work as options on Friday and Saturday.
    When you get a chance, many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    The Toyotas seemed to have problems last year with the aeros collecting mud and making the car heavy, as well as with turning in -problems. It will be an interesting rally for sure.
    It seems they had the same issue on Friday in Sardegna this year, especially the turning in issue.

    But Ott was happy after the Wales PET and said they have made lots of progress.

    We will see in 24 hours!
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    Another weather post

    Clocaenog: https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingd...r_by_hour.html
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/cl...orecast/715610
    Brenig: https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingd...r_by_hour.html
    Penmachno: https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingd...r_by_hour.html
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/pe...710535?hour=33

    There could be some morning and evening showers on Clocaenog and Brenig tomorrow. Penmachno could have some rain already today and more rain tomorrow morning and yet more in the evening.

    Myherin and Sweet Lamb Hafren: https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingd...r_by_hour.html
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/ll...orecast/330381
    Dyfi and Gartheiniog: https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingd...r_by_hour.html
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/ab...orecast/717633
    Dyfnant: https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingd...r_by_hour.html
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/ll...orecast/711987

    It seems it starts raining Friday afternoon and will continue overnight. The rain should stop at Saturday noon, but it's too early to look that far into the rally.
    Last edited by AnttiL; 4th October 2018 at 07:37.

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    Damn delay again
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