Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Clubmans Rallycross Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Other Motorsports > Rallying & Rallycross


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 5 Apr 2019, 08:08 (Ref:3895424)   #46
tbtstt
Veteran
 
tbtstt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
United Kingdom
Redhill, England
Posts: 3,220
tbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridtbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Absolutely gutted for Evans, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the M-Sport Fiesta in the thick of it. I really didn't think we'd see that car so competitive this year, I hope Corsica isn't a one off for either the car or Evans.

Some incredible flashes of pace from Meeke. I think he may be still slightly overdriving but, as cg7aa aid, if he can dial it back just a fraction more he should be in the right place. I don't think he looks to anywhere as close to the ragged edge as he was at Citroen though.
tbtstt is offline  
Quote
Old 5 Apr 2019, 09:57 (Ref:3895446)   #47
BertMk2
Race Official
Veteran
 
BertMk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Nr Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 9,014
BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by cg7aa View Post
.... Still the speed is there so it will come, he's been blisteringly fast on at least two power stages this year.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbtstt View Post
Some incredible flashes of pace from Meeke. I think he may be still slightly overdriving but, as cg7aa aid, if he can dial it back just a fraction more he should be in the right place. I don't think he looks to anywhere as close to the ragged edge as he was at Citroen though.
Meeke mentioned that he's quick on Shakedown and quick on the Power Stage - he just needs to get the bit in between right! Good to see he has a sense of humour about it. Agreed though he's not looking as ragged he was in the Citroen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cg7aa View Post
Latvala was nowhere, I know he wears his heart on his sleeve but I'm always surprised when he admits his head is gone. Ok, he doesn't use those exact words but he practically infers it by talking about the feeling not being there etc. He's honest, there's no BS with him but I can't help feeling he'll be forced into retirement next season. If Toyota were to go down to two cars, I suspect he might be one shown the door.
I like Latvala - but I think you're right on all counts here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cg7aa View Post
Perhaps Lappi might come back because he looks so so unhappy in that Citroen. Jeez! He's miserable at stage end. Looks completely at sea and he doesn't know why. Contrast with Breen's emotions when he was in the hot seat.
That's a good point - Lappi just looked dazed and confused - he was convinced he'd got everything out of the car but the times were nowhere. That's got to be demoralising - the only saving grace was that Ogier was also saying similar things so it was likely the car was off the pace rather than the drivers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cg7aa View Post
Evans and the Fiesta were a real surprise as you say. Teemu backed it up too and was probably being cautious to finish after the start to the season he has had.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbtstt View Post
Absolutely gutted for Evans, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the M-Sport Fiesta in the thick of it. I really didn't think we'd see that car so competitive this year, I hope Corsica isn't a one off for either the car or Evans.
We've seen speed from Evans before but with Suninen looking quick too the Fiesta was obviously working well (which is good to see after their obvious budget issues). Imagine how well Ogier could have gone in it!
BertMk2 is online now  
Quote
Old 29 Apr 2019, 18:01 (Ref:3900530)   #48
BertMk2
Race Official
Veteran
 
BertMk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Nr Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 9,014
BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!
Pretty brutal event again in Argentina - Evans rolled out and Lappi had a big off too (even getting the 'vote of confidence' from the team boss). Neuville survived the carnage to win, Tanak out of luck again. The Toyotas looked to be the fastest car again - all three drivers showed some serious pace at points over the weekend, they just can't seem to string it all together for a result.
BertMk2 is online now  
Quote
Old 30 Apr 2019, 20:52 (Ref:3900821)   #49
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7,488
S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!
Well Argentina is a tough event. I will have to review everything when I get time, but I will in time.
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 17 May 2019, 20:22 (Ref:3904401)   #50
cg7aa
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location:
London
Posts: 1,161
cg7aa should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Neuville's crash in Chile was quite shocking, it reminded me of two of the biggest rally accidents I've ever seen in the sport: Makinen in Argentina 2004 and McRae in Wales 2001. The sheer violence of the crashes makes you wonder how anyone gets out of the wreck. Thankfully they all did.
cg7aa is offline  
Quote
Old 17 May 2019, 21:01 (Ref:3904409)   #51
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7,488
S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!
Yes, it was quite a nasty one, just seemed to fly through the sky. Shows the effectiveness of roll cages and other safety devices

Still Rally Chile was great for a first time rally. Plenty of drama and challenges and Tanak, could this be his season?
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 17 May 2019, 21:11 (Ref:3904412)   #52
BertMk2
Race Official
Veteran
 
BertMk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Nr Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 9,014
BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by cg7aa View Post
Neuville's crash in Chile was quite shocking, it reminded me of two of the biggest rally accidents I've ever seen in the sport: Makinen in Argentina 2004 and McRae in Wales 2001. The sheer violence of the crashes makes you wonder how anyone gets out of the wreck. Thankfully they all did.
I've caught up on the coverage from Chile this evening - looked to have been a good event, if anything it reminded me of rally GB. As you say Neuville's accident was huge (Solberg in Germany was the other that sprang to mind in addition to your two ) and it was good to see the crew get out relatively unscathed. Neuville's championship assault took a big hit as well - Tanak and Ogier picked up big scores this weekend and have jumped Neuville in the standings.
BertMk2 is online now  
Quote
Old 3 Jun 2019, 20:42 (Ref:3907786)   #53
cg7aa
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location:
London
Posts: 1,161
cg7aa should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Portugal.

Quite a dramatic rally! Fafe as always looked incredible.

Is Lappi on borrowed time at Citroen? I can't understand why he went there given where the Toyota was heading in terms of performance. Well, as much as I'm a Meeke fan, if he carries on like the super stage then maybe Lappi will have his seat back at Toyota. That kinda off so close from the end while looking like bringing much needed manufacturer points can't be good for one's standing in the team.
cg7aa is offline  
Quote
Old 4 Jun 2019, 07:05 (Ref:3907816)   #54
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7,488
S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!
That was a very interesting event. The dust made it a bit of a survival at times. Great win for Tanak, shame Meeke made that mistake at the end when it was looking close. Great to see Neuville back up there. And Lappi, how many times did he go off the road?
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 4 Jun 2019, 12:00 (Ref:3907850)   #55
crossfades
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Sweden
Posts: 826
crossfades should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by cg7aa View Post
Quite a dramatic rally! Fafe as always looked incredible.

Is Lappi on borrowed time at Citroen? I can't understand why he went there given where the Toyota was heading in terms of performance. Well, as much as I'm a Meeke fan, if he carries on like the super stage then maybe Lappi will have his seat back at Toyota. That kinda off so close from the end while looking like bringing much needed manufacturer points can't be good for one's standing in the team.
Lappi's and Mäkinen's relationship got strained last season so he left. But yeah, I do wonder how Lappi will bounce back from this.
crossfades is offline  
Quote
Old 4 Jun 2019, 13:36 (Ref:3907883)   #56
GasperG
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Slovenia
Posts: 595
GasperG has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
It seems like only Toyota and Hyundai are making effort, Citroen thinks that great driver can save them, M-Sport probably doesn't have resources to be up there.

I'm 100% that Lappi didn't left because of the car, it had to be some other reason in the team.
GasperG is offline  
Quote
Old 13 Jun 2019, 09:25 (Ref:3909748)   #57
GasperG
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Slovenia
Posts: 595
GasperG has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
Interesting voting results:
https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/june...1--12-12-.html

Curently 51% for Tanak and only 5% Ogier
GasperG is offline  
Quote
Old 13 Jun 2019, 10:10 (Ref:3909756)   #58
BertMk2
Race Official
Veteran
 
BertMk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Nr Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 9,014
BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by GasperG View Post
Interesting voting results:
https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/june...1--12-12-.html

Curently 51% for Tanak and only 5% Ogier
Seems reasonable - the Toyota looks to be the quickest car at the moment (and the Citroen is arguably the slowest), whilst Tanak and Ogier are both driving well. So I'd certainly expect Tanak to beat Ogier if they both have clean runs. Even if Tanak hits problems there are plenty of other drivers that could realistically beat Ogier - Neuville, Latvala, Meeke should all be in with a shout.
BertMk2 is online now  
Quote
Old 14 Jun 2019, 10:06 (Ref:3910057)   #59
BertMk2
Race Official
Veteran
 
BertMk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Nr Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 9,014
BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!BertMk2 is going for a new lap record!
Well Ogier won't be winning now - he's done for the day. Suninen had been going well in the Fiesta but has dropped back now. We're back to a Toyota 1-2 now with Latvala leading the way.
BertMk2 is online now  
Quote
Old 17 Jun 2019, 01:41 (Ref:3912346)   #60
NSX_LeMans
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location:
in a box!
Posts: 96
NSX_LeMans should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Just finished watching RedBullTV coverage, didn't know if I was watching 2019 WRC or 2016 Le Mans. Spanish drivers have been luck this weekend.

Lehtinen experience seems to have made a difference, this is quite a good result for M-Sport, who are now catching up with Citroen in the manufacturers championship.
NSX_LeMans is offline  
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[WEC] 2018-2019 WEC Super Season hondafan37 ACO Regulated Series 2143 11 Jun 2019 19:03
IMSA IMSA : 2019 Matt North American Racing 1222 2 Jun 2019 05:19
2019 VASC Silly Season (WITH POLL) peckstar Australasian Touring Cars. 1667 16 May 2019 23:36
Sebring 2019 Bill38 North American Racing 31 7 Jan 2018 13:47
Historic Road Rallying/ Endurance Rallying andy97 Rallying & Rallycross 1 26 Feb 2009 12:56


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.