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Mini1275

10,543 posts

68 months

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Potential spoiler I guess.

Here are the standings after the second stage.

Jari-Matti Latvala has taken a shock Monte Carlo Rally lead after a bold tyre choice for the second stage of the event.

World champion and five-time Monte winner Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) had been quickest as expected on this morning's Le Moulinon to Antraigues opener, albeit by just one second ahead of the flying Dani Sordo's Mini.

SS1 had seen dry asphalt, but the following Burzet to St Martial stage featured patches of snow and ice. Loeb and Ford driver Latvala both opted for a mix of studded and slick tyres, placing one studded tyre at the front and one at the rear, diagonally apart.

While Loeb ran soft tyres, Latvala was on super softs, and despite having never tested the slick/studded combination in this configuration before, he put in an incredible stage time - 52s quicker than Loeb.

That moved Latvala from fourth place, 28s off the lead, to first - with a 30.5s advantage over Loeb.

Petter Solberg is third in the second works Ford, having impressively got through SS2 with no studded tyres at all and still been second-quickest, 28s behind Latvala but 24s faster than Loeb.

After his superb SS1 performance, Sordo clipped a wall and damaged his Mini's suspension on SS2. The Spaniard was still able to nurse his car through the stage and remains fourth overall.

Mikko Hirvonen was third after SS1 but struggled in SS2's tricky conditions as he continues to acclimatise to the Citroen DS3, leaving him fifth.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97076




PSBuckshot

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4,891 posts

45 months

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Can't wait for the highlights tonight. spin
I was going to go watch the Monte Carlo but my passport was out of date. Thought I had another year left.

P I Staker

3,144 posts

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What channel is the TV coverage on now? I lost track ages ago.

Also running studded tyres on diagonal corners is something I have never heard of before. scratchchin

EDLT

14,716 posts

92 months

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Is there anywhere to watch this online, the channel that put videos on youtube has mysteriously disappeared.

PSBuckshot

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P I Staker said:
What channel is the TV coverage on now? I lost track ages ago.

Also running studded tyres on diagonal corners is something I have never heard of before. scratchchin
Eurosport, Motors TV and ESPN I believe. Highlights on around 2200 IIRC

EDLT said:
Is there anywhere to watch this online, the channel that put videos on youtube has mysteriously disappeared.
Wait for RallyMedia to post videos, also the WRC have their on channel.
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P I Staker

3,144 posts

42 months

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PSBuckshot said:
P I Staker said:
What channel is the TV coverage on now? I lost track ages ago.

Also running studded tyres on diagonal corners is something I have never heard of before. scratchchin
Eurosport, Motors TV and ESPN I believe. Highlights on around 2200 IIRC

Cant see anything on the guide on ESPN and I dont have the other channels. frown

PSBuckshot

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Cant see anything on the guide on ESPN and I dont have the other channels. frown
I thought EuroSport was free with Sky and Virgin?
Can keep an eye on rallymedia anyway.

P I Staker

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PSBuckshot said:
I thought EuroSport was free with Sky and Virgin?
Can keep an eye on rallymedia anyway.
BT Vision. frown

PSBuckshot

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BT Vision. frown
Ooo, search for SudRallye on youtube in a few days as well. They always cover the monte carlo

P I Staker

3,144 posts

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Ooo, search for SudRallye on youtube in a few days as well. They always cover the monte carlo
I think im already subscribed to them and rallymedia. thumbup

IainW

1,594 posts

61 months

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Eurosport, Motors TV and ESPN I believe. Highlights on around 2200 IIRC
I might start being able to get into it a bit more again, now it's back to a regular evening show on Eurosport. I wonder if Carlton Kirby will be doing the narration though......

And then after it's finished there, it's on Motors at 11pm. But like most people, I could never take to their 5% outside, 95% onboard coverage.

iamlars

105 posts

49 months

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No live/split timing on the WRC website for this? frown

PSBuckshot

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iamlars said:
No live/split timing on the WRC website for this? frown
Try the iRally app if you have an iPhone. Its brilliant.

P I Staker

3,144 posts

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iamlars said:
No live/split timing on the WRC website for this? frown
Apparently they are using a different timing system for this event. frown


Also some of the music being played on the rally radio is shocking. hehe

ermi

33 posts

40 months

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Latvala is out frown



P I Staker

3,144 posts

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Latvala is out frown
Again he is showing he has the pace but maybe not the consistency.

tyrrell

445 posts

94 months

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Such a shame I was hoping for a good battle betwwen him and Loeb.

Allyc85

4,965 posts

72 months

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fk sake frown

Yet another Loeb win then frown

Ogier doing bloody well though!

PSBuckshot

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Allyc85 said:
fk sake frown

Yet another Loeb win then frown

Ogier doing bloody well though!
He's a likeable guy though Loeb. Happy to see Sordo up there too.
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