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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    That's what I was talking about. Class act!
    That'll do for me too.

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    Gwyndaf is a big part of memories I have from an amazing time in rallying. It's hard not to be drawn to the guy, I've admired him for years.
    Got a knot in my stomach tonight, thinking about what Elfyn might achieve.
    I saw, first hand, how proud he was when Elfyn dominated in Wales 2017.
    I can't imagine what he's going to be like if he does win it.
    Come on Elfyn.

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    I remember Gwyndaf Evans too. I have never been to Great Britain to watch rallying, but I saw reports from the British rally championship on Eurosport at the end of the nineties. At that time people were saying that after banning 4WD cars rallying can't be exciting anymore, but it wasn't true. I may be mixing various years, but I think Gwyndaf was one of the stars of this championship together with Alister McRae, Robbie Head and Tapio Laukkanen.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQKHHkHX...name=4096x4096

    Good luck to Elfyn!
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    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    It has probably already been mentioned here - It kind of reminds me of the 70's and 80's RAC rally early spectator stages.
    Last edited by NickRally; 4th December 2020 at 02:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    In 1996 the drivers could pick 7 best from the 9 rounds. In 1994 8 best from 10. In 1993 and before the calendar had typically 12-13 rounds but only the best 7-8 was counted. Biasion won his titles in 1988 and 1989 with 7 and 6 starts respectively. In 1987 all of the three Lancia drivers were given equally 7 starts.

    It was very untypical to do full seasons before 1995. The closest one I know is Alen in 1986, all rallies except Ivory Coast.
    Not to mention 1983 when Lancia's number 1 driver plainly refused to win the title. Did this diminish Mikkola's title - not in my mind, and I was supporting Rohrl.

    Ogier didn't do himself any favours by saying what he said, but we are all humans.

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    Anyone has some decently working splits?

    The "live timing" on WRC doesn't really update and the ones on live maps are a bit messy to watch since you can only see one split at a time.

    EDIT: nvm they are here: https://sport.postimees.ee/wrc/splittimes
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    I think Ogier's comments appear harsher than they actually are. For him, I would find it totally understandable if he would find this seasons title "lesser" than his other 6. Particular when viewed against his 1st title, or the titles won with Msport which are standouts.

    However when Neuville makes the comments like he has, it just sounds like sour grapes and a bit petty, considering he hasn't yet won a title himself (when he should've).

    Imo a title is a title - whoever wins it deserves it. Whether 7 rallies or 16. Shorter rallies, or longer rallies. All the drivers this year have been in the same position, and Evans has made the best of it. In a shorter season, mistakes are penalised even more - and Tanak made a rally ending mistake in Monte and then another mistake in Mexico that cost him the win and a few more pts. Neuville had a very poor Sweden and then a rally ending mistake in Estonia. Both have had cruel luck as well with mechanical issues, but that's also a part of rallying. Ogier has had a mechanical in Turkey, but also has to look at himself for losing vital points when Kalle overhauled him on the power stage in Sweden, and when Neuville beat him in Sardinia.

    Evans has done the best job so far and iirc has made no real mistakes. If he wins, I wouldn't view this as a tainted or lesser title. So i agree with King Carlos.

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    Why doesn't anyone use tire-warmers now? (F1-style electric ones) Banned in some way or just didn't think about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Why doesn't anyone use tire-warmers now? (F1-style electric ones) Banned in some way or just didn't think about it?
    because you need service crew at every stage=cost

    Good morning guys,wish to have a good fight,and may the fastest win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Why doesn't anyone use tire-warmers now? (F1-style electric ones) Banned in some way or just didn't think about it?
    Banned
    Colins Crest = Möldri Mätas

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