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    I was at Rally Hungary as photografer, here is my point of view:

    I fully agree with what Lukyanuk and Lehus said...It is pure luck if you come over the stages without puncture or not....yes luck is part of the game, but should not decide the Championship

    BUT from a Spectator (or photografers) point of view, it was one of the most spectacular Events i ever visited....everything could happen in every corner...different lines, different approches, really intersting to watch!

    Sure, the weather was a key factor, but in Mid November, i think it is not a big Surprise that it is wet, cold and foggy...so the mixture of weather conditions AND much more Gravel Parts than everybody knows was the Problem!

    Maybe they should think about a complete day on gravel with only a few Tarmac parts and the second day on Tarmac without gravel parts, than the crews will be there with the right suspension and the right tires and Luck is not the decider...??

    I am sad for Lehus and Lucas that they did not make it, but it was not just in this race, Lucas told it, luck was the whole season not on theire side

    But in the other Hand i have to say big respect to Chris and Ross and the Toksport Team. Who stays so cool and (almost) free of mistakes in a Rallye like this with sooo much pressure is really worth to be a Champion!
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    Marcus Grönholm: "... tell corrado .... three gears are enough..! "

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    Re Solberg - he has a very famous WRC driver father with money and sponsors. He's been in cars since childhood and had the chance to drive all kinds of machines and do lots of events and many km's of testing.

    He (and Rovanpera) show exactly what Ingram hasnt had, and why his achievement is all the more remarkable.

    Ingram's father hasnt been able to fund him since his first cheap rally car. Since then he's relied on doing well and getting team drives at junior level, then winning prizemoney, and more recently going all over the country promoting himself to sponsors.

    In ERC first he had to fight Eurosport to get his U27 prizemoney. Then he was seriously ill in his first year in an R5. This year his main sponsor dropped out at the last minute. Then he lost the U28 €100k prize by 0 3s !

    Every rally entry hss been in doubt and there has been no money for testing or repairs in case of a crash. But he has battled on.

    Whatever luck he's had, no-one has deserved it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    JOURNEY TO THE TOP

    2015 ✓
    FIRST WRC & ERC R2 CLASS WINS with PEUGEOT UK

    2016 ✓
    FIRST FIA TITLE WIN. ERC 2WD with OPEL

    2017 ✓
    UNDER 27 EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPION (2WD)

    2018 ✓
    DEBUT SEASON 4WD. DEBUT ERC & WRC2 PODIUMS

    2019
    EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPION.

    2020
    WRC2 WORLD CHAMPION.

    2021
    WRC1 WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP.

    2023
    WORLD RALLY CHAMPION.
    Glad those aren’t your words; for a moment I’ve feared for your sanity

    Like already said, it’s sad to see the fastest crew loosing once more, but Ingram, Whittock and Toksport surely deserve congrats for achieving the title. Hats off to their ‘never give up’ spirit!

    Btw, gravel sections on a tarmac stage can be acceptable but what’s the point of using those V profiled concret roads? Even on a dry day they seem to be worthless and dangerous.
    Last edited by Rally Power; 11th November 2019 at 18:03.
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Luky is so good that he need to get promoted up to WRC2 for 20.
    If he is so good, why can't he win ERC, against 44-year-old Habaj and an unexperienced 25-year-old Brit running on low budget?

    Congratulations to Chris Ingram and Ross Whittock!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaimarTaal View Post
    Congratz to Chris and Ross but this thing is riddiculous. This title is a farce and it is worth close to nothing... I guess Oliver would have won it with only 4 events.
    Really? This title is a farce? Oliver is competing in American championship against old American gentlemen and semi-retired drivers from Europe. Is that not a farce?
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    FIA ERC @FIAERC
    From the Twingo to the title... #FIAERC #UltimateTalentFactory - with
    @ChrisIngramGB & @RossWhittock

    https://twitter.com/FIAERC/status/1194340747434168320



    Last edited by Fast Eddie WRC; 13th November 2019 at 12:15.
    Chris Ingram (GBR) - Ross Whittock (GBR)
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    It's good to see Ingram's victory being appreciated at Skoda Motorsport:
    https://www.skoda-motorsport.com/en/...dHVgbv0NUJnnbE
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaimarTaal View Post
    I guess Oliver would have won it with only 4 events.
    I think you are a bit optimistic. He won one event in his familiar conditions, but I am nost sure he should be so "fast" on others...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I think you are a bit optimistic. He won one event in his familiar conditions, but I am nost sure he should be so "fast" on others...
    You are probably right.
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