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The "Unofficial" Rally Thread.

WRC

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Since this is not a “Rally” board and there is no rally forum I thought I would start the <font color=red>“unofficial”</font color=red> rally thread. There are quit a few of you who are interested in rally racing and the WRC so lets keep all of the rally related conversation in one thread so as not to clog the board up with rally stuff. Who knows, maybe the thread will show enough interest and a forum will be generated.


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Should there be a forum dedicated to Rally issues?
<INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="1"> No Way! This is an off-road board.
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WRC

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Friday, 18 January 2002 Todays stages are over, here is a run down......


French manufacturer Citroen has grabbed the headlines for good and bad reasons on the first round of this year's FIA World Rally Championship, the Rallye Monte Carlo, which started from the Principality today. The team's young driver Sebastien Loeb backed up the form that took him to second overall in Sanremo last year to move into the overall rally lead on the day's fourth stage. But there was disappointment for his team-mates Thomas Radstrom and Philippe Bugalski: neither got to tackle a single stage, after they both succumbed to engine failures on the road section to this morning's service in Digne les Bains.
Loeb's ended today's final test with more than 30sec advantage over the Rallye Monte Carlo winner for the last three years, Tommi Mäkinen. The four-times world champion survived a spin in the longest stage of the day to hold second on his first drive in a Subaru Impreza, and other fancied runners like Colin McRae, Petter Solberg, Marcus Grönholm and Carlos Sainz remain in touch. Others hit trouble in the fickle Monte conditions - Gilles Panizzi picked up penalties after hydraulic problems, while Hyundai drivers Armin Schwarz and Freddy Loix both set encouraging times this morning, only to retire by early afternoon. Loix crashed heavily, sustaining a badly bruised foot, while Schwarz slid off on SS4 and retired with broken suspension

.....so after today, leg 1 is in the books.
LEADERS AFTER SS5
1 Loeb (F) Citroen 1h 17m 07.0
2 Makinen (FIN) Subaru +36.7
3 C. McRae (GB) Ford +44.6
4 Gronholm (FIN) Peugeot +51.2
5 Sainz (E) Ford +58.1
6 Solberg (N) Subaru +1m 10.4
7 Burns (GB) Peugeot +1m 46.5
8 Delecour (F) Mitsubishi +1m 56.1
9 Rovanpera (FIN) Peugeot +2m 09.4
10 Gardemeister (FIN) Skoda +2m 27.2



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WRC

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Video of Burns on SS1 today

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_GB/VideoASX/2002MCBurnsSS1_wmv.asx>Click here!</A>



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WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Tommi in a Subaru!
Pic from SS1 today.


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AllwaysRcn

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

You Da Man! Thanks for the fix (again). I may have to jump back on the Suburu bandwagon if there is such a thing. I have kind of a soft spot for McRea though. I was pullin for him last season and then the big one happened. Plus he's an x-Subu guy soo -
Well Monte Carlo could be compared to the Daytona500 or any other traditional "Opener", in that a lot of things change/happen over the course of the season.
I hope all racers and spectators finish each stage the way they began each stage. SAFE. Enjoy
 

Jack

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

You need to have an answer "Dosen't matter I will read it anyway."
 

WRC

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Just let me know if I get carried away with to much stuff guys!

<font color=red>Here are some more vid's, just click the links below.</font color=red>

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_GB/VideoASX/2001_R_AUS_PUSHHIGHLIGHTS12_L_wmv.asx>Just for the off-road folk!</A>
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_GB/VideoASX/2001_R_FIN_PUSHHIGHLIGHTS8_L_wmv.asx>....and More Jump's</A>
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_GB/VideoASX/2001_R_EAK_PUSHHIGHLIGHTS6_L_wmv.asx>This could be Baja</A>
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_GB/VideoASX/3minBootvideo_NEW_hi_wmv.asx>...and this is ver cool, WRC OverView.</A>
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_GB/VideoASX/2001_R_NZ_PUSHHIGHLIGHTS9_L_wmv.asx>OUCH!</A>

Thats it for now........


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WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

And lets not forget these two video’s, they are way cool!

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rrunracing.com/Pics/wrc-high.wmv>Originally posted by PBR</A>
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rrunracing.com/Pics/cars2001.wmv>Originally posted by toyoter91</A>



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DPpatrol

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Whoa... Slow down.

Ever since adelphia took away my speedvision I've been out of touch with racing all together. I've got a few questions.

1) First of all, when did Makkinen go to Subaru? Why did he? Who replaced him?
2) When did Burns go to Puegot? Why?
3) When did Citrogen get a fast car?

By the way, there is no such thing as too much rally coverage.

jason
 

Jimmy8

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Would be nice to see the wrc have a rally event hear in the states. I have heard they are considering one, two of the spots are tennessee and prescott arizona where I go to school and the scca holds one of their major events. wouldnt that be sweet.

PMC Racing
 

WRC

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1) At the end of last season, he was tired of Mitsabishi and Alister McRae replaced him.
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2) Same thing, at the end of last season but he almost didn’t have a ride becasuse of a contract dispute with Subaru. He left for the Money.
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3) They have had a pretty fast car but Sebastien Loeb is just an insane driver!
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<font color=red>Hope that help's</font color=red>




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WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

He was with the Hyundai WRC team the past couple of seasons.

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WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

<font color=red>You asked....</font color=red>

Norway's first real WRC hope cut his teeth in rallycross (a massive sport there) but it didn't take him long to make an impression at rallying's top flight. Plucked from obscurity by Ford in 1998, Solberg only needed 18 months to go from wet-behind-the-ears hotshoe to Subaru's number two position and a million-dollar salary. Little wonder he's many pundits' tip for a world title before too long. But can he cope with the pressure and give new team mate Tommi Makinen a run for his money?
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There ya go........


<A target="_blank" HREF=http://wrcss@hotmail.com>Sean R.</A>
 

JCA

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

What are the Ford teams going to do when the Escort is no longer in production? Is there another Ford that they will run? Is Ford going to help them and are they helping them now?

J.C. Andrews
Andrews Racing
www.andrewsracing.com
 

WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Here is everything you will want to know about Ford's WRC Rally effort.....<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.fordracing.net/intro.html>Click here</A>
Ford is all Focus now days, and they kick a*s!

<font color=red>This pic was taken today at SS1, Monte Carlo</font color=red>

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://wrcss@hotmail.com>Sean R.</A>
 

gary

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

no such thing as too much is right.....go shaun!!
 
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