Page 28 of 167 FirstFirst ... 1826272829303878128 ... LastLast
Results 271 to 280 of 1668
  1. #271
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    6,669
    Like
    5,780
    Liked 7,023 Times in 3,088 Posts

  2. #272
    Senior Member EstWRC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    9,568
    Like
    4,292
    Liked 8,413 Times in 3,541 Posts
    yeah finally a rally week

    i have no idea what to expect with this new event, i think no one has a idea.

    the only thing i really hope is that no one has mechanical failures, i want to see them fighting for seconds all the time with no mechanical troubles.
    #8 Ott Tänak - Martin Järveoja #8
    - World Rally Champions 2019 -

  3. Likes: pantealex (30th November 2020)
  4. #273
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    6,669
    Like
    5,780
    Liked 7,023 Times in 3,088 Posts
    My favourite for the event is Neuville, because he usually wins super specials, and half of this rally, including the power stage, will effectively be made of long super specials. He's also been always fast in Monte, and the mountain stages will likely be similar.

  5. #274
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    3,996
    Like
    283
    Liked 2,368 Times in 1,292 Posts
    It's a bit quiet..... however I am not paranoid at this point and still think that worst case is they run only on circuit.
    Lombary got moved from red to orange zone on friday in the Italian system.

    ---------------

    As to the rally itself.
    - Circuit stages should work well for Hyundai both since they seem to be doing ok in "straight to handbrake turn" stages but also since they have some experience on this "event" even though mostly with other cars. Work well in this case means no clear advantage for Hyundai or Toyota

    - Rain or even rain/snow combination has historically (Monte/Germany) been better for the 2017+ Hyundai than Toyota

    - Saturday stages if dry should be advantage Toyota (unlikely they will be dry though)

    - If weather gets very bad even one of the Fiestas can get into top 6, else they will just take part

    ----------------

    As to drivers, Sordo definitely doesn't do well on slippery tarmac, while on (dry) circuit he could do very well. Think Rovanpera and especially Suninen are not likely to do very well on circuit.

    For results, as long as Evans doesn't do anything stupid or has bad luck he should "cruise" for 4.-5. without problems, in that case only Ogier win can cost him title. The big risk there is if he is around 4th and sees that Ogier is taking title from him and starts to push getting into trouble (say Saturday afternoon). That would open driver champ to Hyundai and cost Toyota manu title for sure. In other teams the boss would come with some instructions for this I think, in Toyota that's unlikely.

  6. Likes: AnttiL (30th November 2020)
  7. #275
    Senior Member Fast Eddie WRC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    14,752
    Like
    2,835
    Liked 6,910 Times in 3,665 Posts

  8. #276
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    8,088
    Like
    1,523
    Liked 1,782 Times in 931 Posts
    What's the story with Kopecky at Monza? Presume he's there to help Tidemand's title bid?

  9. #277
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    6,669
    Like
    5,780
    Liked 7,023 Times in 3,088 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    What's the story with Kopecky at Monza? Presume he's there to help Tidemand's title bid?
    Yeah, probably to take big points away from Østberg...how was it, they cannot get more team points, but Tidemand can still get driver points? It's a baffling situation.

  10. Likes: pantealex (30th November 2020)
  11. #278
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    23,035
    Like
    8,338
    Liked 13,566 Times in 5,992 Posts



  12. Likes: pantealex (30th November 2020)
  13. #279
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    23,035
    Like
    8,338
    Liked 13,566 Times in 5,992 Posts




  14. Likes: JTGANG (2nd December 2020),pantealex (30th November 2020)
  15. #280
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    J y v ä s k y l ä
    Posts
    3,359
    Like
    14,711
    Liked 1,776 Times in 882 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post

    - If weather gets very bad even one of the Fiestas can get into top 6, else they will just take part

    ----------------

    As to drivers, Sordo definitely doesn't do well on slippery tarmac, while on (dry) circuit he could do very well. Think Rovanpera and especially Suninen are not likely to do very well on circuit.
    Suninen should be fastest Finn on circuit, he is ex. Top Karting driver
    https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/teemu-suninen/ 3rd in European Championship / Several Finnish Championship titles.
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •