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Old 4 Jul 2018, 12:49 (Ref:3834606)   #511
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Timmy was obviously slowing down with some issue, and it was clear both Bakkerud and Ekstrøm were passing him. Ekstrøm made some questionable moves this season, but I don't think he hit Timmy on purpose this time.

To me, it looked more like he overestimated Timmy's speed and ran into him while shooting for an inside pass. I think he is under a lot of pressure to deliver and perhaps he is making some rash moves this season, but I doubt he is deliberately taking competitors out. Last time I saw that was Doran, good riddance.

I think this was a driver error, and somehow that feels so unnecessary for such an excellent driver.
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Old 5 Jul 2018, 10:05 (Ref:3834775)   #512
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Timmy was obviously slowing down with some issue, and it was clear both Bakkerud and Ekstrøm were passing him. Ekstrøm made some questionable moves this season, but I don't think he hit Timmy on purpose this time.

To me, it looked more like he overestimated Timmy's speed and ran into him while shooting for an inside pass. I think he is under a lot of pressure to deliver and perhaps he is making some rash moves this season, but I doubt he is deliberately taking competitors out. Last time I saw that was Doran, good riddance.

I think this was a driver error, and somehow that feels so unnecessary for such an excellent driver.
I think Bakkerud only got by Timmy because Ekstrom drove into the back of him and Bakkerud then in turn nudged Timmy wide. They made pretty heavy contact as Bakkerud passed which could have hampered Timmy's car as the on-board does look like it's hard to control over that hill before dropping down for the fast right hand bend.

I agree though, I think it is a misjudgement on Ekstrom's part into that right hander rather than nerfing Timmy off deliberately. He tries to go up the inside, maybe sensing Timmy has a problem, and he gets it wrong.

It says a lot for the championship at the moment that the only thing we are talking about after the 'Magical' Holjes weekend is Ekstrom's questionable driving. Are we all fed up of VW's dominance?

Holjes is lorded as the best rallycross track and the best weekend, and for sure the drivers all seem to love it, but did anyone see an overtake all weekend??
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Old 7 Jul 2018, 13:04 (Ref:3835183)   #513
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No, I am not any less invested while VW dominates. Both Audi and Peugeot have championship speed even if they are consistently being beaten to those few ultimate percent by Kristofferson. Solberg has the speed for sure, but keeps having those episodes that costs him a lot. Also enjoy watching Grønholm who is better every race. Hyundai is still a noob and might turn out to be a strong contender if they are successful making next years car.

Didn't Solbergs mishap in the semis look a lot like a grenaded engine, BTW? He was really fast in q3 and q4; championship is gone so maybe he was using some extra boost to chase the home win?

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Old 7 Jul 2018, 18:34 (Ref:3835253)   #514
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So glad I went there, especially since it could have been the last in WRX. The reason they call it the "best" weekend is because of the atmosphere, partying and the action the track do deliver. The cars and drivers are kinda even though in WRX so a mistake by someone is needed in order to make an overtake and I think that goes for all of the tracks.

Hansen (and the rest of his followers) was really ****ed after the incident but they have not spoken out if he had a problem. Timmy was complaining at both of the EKS drivers but he was so slow though, like what could they have done in the velodrome? Bakkerud was long gone when he got by and Ekström was obviously faster, although he messed up perhaps.

Either way he would not have made the podium I think.
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Old 8 Jul 2018, 08:28 (Ref:3835359)   #515
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So glad I went there, especially since it could have been the last in WRX. The reason they call it the "best" weekend is because of the atmosphere, partying and the action the track do deliver. The cars and drivers are kinda even though in WRX so a mistake by someone is needed in order to make an overtake and I think that goes for all of the tracks.

Hansen (and the rest of his followers) was really ****ed after the incident but they have not spoken out if he had a problem. Timmy was complaining at both of the EKS drivers but he was so slow though, like what could they have done in the velodrome? Bakkerud was long gone when he got by and Ekström was obviously faster, although he messed up perhaps.

Either way he would not have made the podium I think.
I agree, the way Bakkerud flew past and immediately pulled out a lead shows Hansen had a problem. I heard one of the Ford guys say they struggled with engine temp and lost power towards the end of a heat - maybe this is one of the reasons why the front cooled VWs are so consistently fast.

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Old 8 Jul 2018, 09:45 (Ref:3835382)   #516
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Another win for Bakkerud, what bad luck from Solberg and what is happening to Ekstrom this season? He seems to be involved in an incident in every meeting so far. He needs to get his act back together
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Solberg always have bad luck, hein!?
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Old Today, 16:46 (Ref:3836964)   #518
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IMG announced a new TV deal today for Germany.

Half the population on this planet must be able to watch rallycross on TV these days...

The biggest problem is for the real RX-fan Live streaming on the internet is hardly available...

So how many are actually watching those Live shows on TV?
And how many the live stream on internet?
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