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    What I have read and seen footage Balestre was a complete ignorant tyrannical d%*k. Unbelievable idiocy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali View Post
    What I have read and seen footage Balestre was a complete ignorant tyrannical d#%*k. Unbelievable idiocy!

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    While Toivonen's car was still smoking in the Corsican ravinne, Balestre showed up at the location. Toivonen's teammates Alen and Biasion where shocked and grieving, but Balestre told them to get the rally going again! I think Alen's response was pretty straight no...

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    Balestre was an egotistical fool, and some dark episodes in motorsport have his stain on them.
    I remember watching a documentary, it may have been the one mentioned in the article, and there were two friends who were involved in that Portugal incident interviewed, one accepted they were stood in a stupid place, but the other guy solely blamed Santos for the incident. He made some ridiculous reference about if a house is at the side of a road and car crashes into it, you don’t blame the house, and that Santos wasn’t good enough to control the RS200, all sorts of stupid stuff rather than just accept he was an idiot for standing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled1978 View Post
    Balestre was an egotistical fool, and some dark episodes in motorsport have his stain on them.
    I remember watching a documentary, it may have been the one mentioned in the article, and there were two friends who were involved in that Portugal incident interviewed, one accepted they were stood in a stupid place, but the other guy solely blamed Santos for the incident. He made some ridiculous reference about if a house is at the side of a road and car crashes into it, you don’t blame the house, and that Santos wasn’t good enough to control the RS200, all sorts of stupid stuff rather than just accept he was an idiot for standing there.
    Yeah, that's from Great Balls of Fire. Those comments are quite unbelievable.

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    I found this article quite funny... https://dirtfish.com/rally/ara/travi...fect-as-it-is/

    The MSUK/British Rally Championship PR 'team' would love to have him onboard.
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    I think even he would have a job 'polishing the BRC turd'. I think the US championship is a better series, with better events than the BRC.

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    As a general remark, I think Dirtfish have done a prety good job so far. I particularly like the way they incorporate articles from WRC history, Thiry's agonizing 1995 loss in Corsica and Sainz's title loss in 1998 being two recent examples. This is a welcome departure from WRC.com and WRC promotion in general, which over the last few years, has almost totally ignored anything prior to the Loeb era.

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    It’s funny that wrc.com has started to use dirtfish articles in the last couple of weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    It’s funny that wrc.com has started to use dirtfish articles in the last couple of weeks.
    Where?

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