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Old 16 Feb 2019, 21:24 (Ref:3884682)   #31
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Went to Vargåsen today. The WRC cars are so fast!

Been some good action overall during the day and the roads held up better than yesterday, besides from Hagfors. Tänak will probably run off with the win but the battle right behind for the podium is quite thrilling.

But my god, the amount of drunken and partying people is tragic for the rest. On one stage some drunk 18-year olds cut down a tree that fell on to the stage and almost hit a competitor. And at Vargåsen some people could barely stand on their legs, with a few very close to getting on to the stage in the middle of running.
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Old 18 Feb 2019, 21:09 (Ref:3885105)   #32
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Went to Vargåsen today. The WRC cars are so fast!

Been some good action overall during the day and the roads held up better than yesterday, besides from Hagfors. Tänak will probably run off with the win but the battle right behind for the podium is quite thrilling.

But my god, the amount of drunken and partying people is tragic for the rest. On one stage some drunk 18-year olds cut down a tree that fell on to the stage and almost hit a competitor. And at Vargåsen some people could barely stand on their legs, with a few very close to getting on to the stage in the middle of running.
Yikes! Sweden is on my list of rallies but that kind of excessive consumption puts me off. I suppose people in that kinda state are mostly harmless..mostly. Kinda reminds me of when I went to Finland all those years. Lots of folks in the forest in a daze very early in the morning but they mostly kept themselves to themselves.

Anyway, Tanak had speed to throw away last weekend. He and Toyota are going to clean up this year if Ott keeps it on the road while setting alien stage times - and the car holds together. It seemed a little fragile last year. Impressive pace from Teemu on day 1 too. The Ford still has some pace in it even if it's early in the season.
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Old 19 Feb 2019, 10:13 (Ref:3885174)   #33
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Impressive from Tanak all weekend (again) - as you say if the Toyota is less fragile than last year then Tanak has to be the clear favourite for the title. It seemed this weekend that everyone else was making mistakes whilst Tanak was error free and fast. What it did seem to show though is that the different cars all seem close in pace again this year which has to be good.

Hyundai have also elected to replace Mikklesen with Sordo for Corsica - meaning that the lineup will be Neuville, Sordo and Loeb - getting the tarmac specialists in seems like a good idea. I assume they'll take the same approach at other tarmac events later in the season too.
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Old 22 Feb 2019, 11:55 (Ref:3885933)   #34
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It will be interesting to see how Tanak will manage the first day of cleaning in Mexico compared to the two closest rival.

I'm also curious to see if he will reach the whining level of Seb
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Old 4 Mar 2019, 23:24 (Ref:3888302)   #35
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Some interest in the Belgian Rally Championship?
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Old 5 Mar 2019, 08:30 (Ref:3888351)   #36
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5 Spike showed a preview to Mexico, so does that mean we will see coverage back on C5?
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Old 5 Mar 2019, 09:18 (Ref:3888358)   #37
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Some interest in the Belgian Rally Championship?
I have seen some great clips from Belgium over the years (the RallyMedia You Tube channel has loads of great videos), but never found a reliable source for coverage!

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5 Spike showed a preview to Mexico, so does that mean we will see coverage back on C5?
Hopefully, as it's nice to have the hour long round up. The Red Bull TV coverage has been pretty good this year though, so I will be watching that whenever I can.
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Old 5 Mar 2019, 09:25 (Ref:3888362)   #38
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All valid points Greensmith ticked all the boxes - win, learn, don't bin it. Of the R5 cars the Fabia seems to have an edge over the Fiesta and Citroen (but not much). The R5 class as a whole (not just at WRC level) seems to be quite well balanced.
Yes its great and I think its one of the strongest local championships in Europe. Every year I go to several BRC rally and its great. About coverage its quite difficult. Some Belgian local tv is doing some coverage after the event but you are still dependent on the livetiming.
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Old 5 Mar 2019, 11:04 (Ref:3888376)   #39
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tb there are counrtless good sites for Belgian, devillers being one, but watch a few and the links come in n the right.

Joost doesnt do as much as he did, went off chasing WRC rounds and doesnt post as much as he did.

Very keen to do Ypres this year actually, just a dayy trip, depends on the Brexit nonsense
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