2019 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and all other)!

2019 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and all other)!

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Allyc85

6,804 posts

125 months

Thursday 14th February
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Hope Kris was getting his only mistake out the way before Rally Sweden starts! hehe

https://youtu.be/bzznPY0DhPw

df76

Original Poster:

1,869 posts

217 months

Thursday 14th February
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First stage (only a very short special stage) is this evening at 19:08 GMT. Live on BT Sport.

Should be a cracking Swedish Rally.

ArnageWRC

932 posts

98 months

Thursday 14th February
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https://cambrianrally.co.uk/spectators/stage-infor...

https://cambrianrally.co.uk/content/downloads/NWCC...

Info for anybody who is planning to attend the event. Should be good, looks a pretty decent entry. Probably off to Alwen for both runs, and then possibly the 2nd run of Gwydyr in the evening.

chunder27

1,618 posts

147 months

Thursday 14th February
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Just turned it on and nothing on my dodgy stream, bloody tennis

RyanTank

2,793 posts

93 months

Thursday 14th February
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Allyc85 said:
Hope Kris was getting his only mistake out the way before Rally Sweden starts! hehe

https://youtu.be/bzznPY0DhPw
Here's hoping! looked like the car got out of shape over the compression and the soft bank sucked them in. Fair play they sat there looking quite cool while the speccys did an awesome job extracting them thumbup he came back and set 4th fastest after that.

Shakedown went


Neuville 4:05.0
Tänak 4:07.2
Ogier 4:07.3
Meeke 4:07.5
Evans 4:09.2
Suninen 4:07.8
Lappi 4:08.4
Loeb 4:10.3
Latvala 4:11.8
Mikkelsen4:10.0

SSS1 Results


Neuville
Ogier +0.8
Mikelsen +1.1
Tänak +1.9
Latvala +2.0
Suninen +2.7
Lappi +3.0
Grönholm +4.1
Meeke +4.4
Pietarinen +4.4
Huttunen +4.4
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Slippydiff

10,157 posts

162 months

Friday 15th February
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chunder27 said:
Just turned it on and nothing on my dodgy stream, bloody tennis
Same here mad

df76

Original Poster:

1,869 posts

217 months

Friday 15th February
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Slippydiff said:
chunder27 said:
Just turned it on and nothing on my dodgy stream, bloody tennis
Same here mad
I had no problem watching it live on BT sport extra. On live now as well.

DelicaL400

245 posts

50 months

Friday 15th February
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df76 said:
I had no problem watching it live on BT sport extra. On live now as well.
No problem for me either. Looks like it's on live all day. Not bad for £5 a month.

l354uge

1,567 posts

60 months

Friday 15th February
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So who had money on suninen leading and ogier in 46th goimg into Saturday?
Big opportunity for Neuville and Tanak.

confucuis

1,055 posts

63 months

Friday 15th February
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Ogier finally had an off! Great chance for Nevuille and Tanak to get an early lead as he doesn't do it often!

Allyc85

6,804 posts

125 months

Friday 15th February
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Quite an eventful day!

Glad to see Meeke kept his head after stalling on the line this afternoon. He looked a bit ragged for a few corners and I feared the worst!

tardelli

10 posts

55 months

Friday 15th February
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Evans 4th!! Turn up for the old plus fours

df76

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1,869 posts

217 months

Saturday 16th February
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First stage of the day in 30mins time at 06;44. Neuville just had no pace yesterday, tanak needs to clean up in this one now.

E34-3.2

738 posts

18 months

Saturday 16th February
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Slow speed corner. Who would have thought his first WRC win would evaporat that way.

df76

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1,869 posts

217 months

Saturday 16th February
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E34-3.2 said:
Slow speed corner. Who would have thought his first WRC win would evaporat that way.
Tanak pressure.. will be an interesting midfield scrap now, will Evans get on the podium? Great effort if he does.

Pericoloso

38,076 posts

102 months

Saturday 16th February
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E34-3.2 said:
Slow speed corner. Who would have thought his first WRC win would evaporat that way.
Saturday morning a bit early to be handing Suninen the win with all that experience chasing behind him.

Tanak now with a decent lead but one wrong move and a session in a snowbank and all change possible.

Allyc85

6,804 posts

125 months

Saturday 16th February
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Bit unlucky for Suninen, especially after seeing Mikkelsen escaping a snow bank on the last one!

Tanak's event to lose now, though conditions are far from easy. They really do need to move to somewhere where there is guaranteed snow, they can't put up with gravely/slush stages for much longer can they?

Meeke still going smile

Skylinecrazy

13,642 posts

133 months

Saturday 16th February
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Neuville seems to be losing his head a lot more this season. I think it could potentially be his title to lose.

l354uge

1,567 posts

60 months

Sunday 17th February
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Perfect rally for Tanak. Ogier actually shows us he is human after all...
What happened to meeke this rally?

ArnageWRC

932 posts

98 months

Sunday 17th February
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Anybody go the BRC Cambrian Rally?? Enjoyable day out in Alwen; with a good entry including approx 20 R5 cars - and the cars park was packed; with plenty of spectators. If the other BRC rounds can pull in a similar entry things are looking up.

As for the International Swedish Rally; very good from Tanak - a controlled, fast & mistake free run to victory in conditions which looked poor. Meeke drove a sensible event in a new car; and picked up sixth place. It would have been too easy to drive faster, and get caught out by the snowbanks - and lost time. He needs finishes and seat time to feel comfortable in all conditions/ surfaces. So, job done.