2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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CedricN

503 posts

97 months

Saturday 15th February
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Actual Snow depth map

https://www.smhi.se/vadret/vadret-i-sverige/snodju...

If this warm winter is the norm in the future they will have to do something for sure.

Pericoloso

42,153 posts

115 months

Saturday 15th February
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Thanks for that link to snow depths.

I'm not sure how far Varmland goes north but I guess most of it was in the 0 cm or the 3-10 cms bit.

Dynion Araf Uchaf

2,396 posts

175 months

Saturday 15th February
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CedricN said:
Actual Snow depth map

https://www.smhi.se/vadret/vadret-i-sverige/snodju...

If this warm winter is the norm in the future they will have to do something for sure.
hmm, not sure. Swedish rally has been cancelled once in 47 years for lack of snow, 1990, and 2005 was a bit slushy

Let's not worry about it..

Drumroll

1,866 posts

72 months

Saturday 15th February
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Only one stage tomorrow now.

CedricN

503 posts

97 months

Sunday 16th February
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Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
hmm, not sure. Swedish rally has been cancelled once in 47 years for lack of snow, 1990, and 2005 was a bit slushy

Let's not worry about it..
Yeah not many years ago we drowned in snow here. I remember Ogier and the top drivers complaining about the snowfall making it harder for the first drivers. They seem to expect a laboratory with 100% fair and consistent conditions, its kind of the opposite of what rally should be. A bit stupid they couldn't just put gravel tyres on and drive it as it is, and just accept its a warm year.

Drumroll

1,866 posts

72 months

Sunday 16th February
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Well Elfyn has gone a done it. Well done to him and the team.

Any chance we can just celebrate a win, without all the usaul comments?

tyrrell

1,450 posts

160 months

Sunday 16th February
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Brilliant for Elvyn joint championship leader

Ardennes92

306 posts

32 months

Sunday 16th February
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Good results for Elfyn and the power stage to Rovenpera; changeable conditions always helps mix it up

ArnageWRC

1,052 posts

111 months

Sunday 16th February
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Fantastic result for them; second fabulous performance in a new car/team. Bodes well for the rest of the season.



Have Autosport given up on rallying...??? Main part of the home page is Rally Sweden free......

DanielSan

14,746 posts

119 months

Sunday 16th February
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Wonder what the odds of Evans being WC are?

Active75

178 posts

116 months

Sunday 16th February
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Superb result for Elfyn Evans. Rovanpera winning the power stage was pretty decent for a 19 yr old. Great Coverage on WRC.

Pericoloso

42,153 posts

115 months

Sunday 16th February
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DanielSan said:
Wonder what the odds of Evans being WC are?
I was going to post that can we hope for a sustained championship push from him ?

Would be great to have a British champ again, to add to Colin and Richard.

DanielSan

14,746 posts

119 months

Sunday 16th February
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He certainly seems to have the pace as a driver, he's not got the car to do the job and he's a couple of years in so he knows the whole calendar now. The big thing he has to overcome of course is his rivals and 2 slightly out there, bit different rallies in it seems like he's certainly got the pace. Of course there us always the luck factor that's needed when it comes to winning any championship.

ceesvdelst

289 posts

7 months

Sunday 16th February
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Can someone explain the tyre situation in Sweden please?

Obviously some stages were snowy, some, from the footage I have seen were pure gravel., so why could they no run gravel tyres on those, why were they still using studs, seems crazy!

I guess there might still be patches in each stage, I have also talk about tyres cutting up the surface too much, but surely a studded tyre does more damage?

GravelBen

14,012 posts

182 months

Monday 17th February
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As far as I know, because the rule book says 'winter rally = studded tyres' and thats that.

Allyc85

7,027 posts

138 months

Monday 17th February
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Brilliant win for Elfyn and Scott, absolutely bossed it! For some reason I was more nervous watching them on the last stage, than I was with Kris Meeke!

Rovenpara is something else, it wont be long until he is winning!

Wrc Rally Sweden 2020 @ bunningsvideo

https://youtu.be/PGrmbxCg3aA

greeny12

205 posts

171 months

Monday 17th February
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So, with a tie at the top, who gets to open the road in the next round? Do they draw lots or flip a coin?

BlueWheels

793 posts

155 months

Monday 17th February
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greeny12 said:
So, with a tie at the top, who gets to open the road in the next round? Do they draw lots or flip a coin?
Evans will be first on the road.

rdjohn

4,092 posts

147 months

Saturday 22nd February
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Allyc85 said:
Brilliant win for Elfyn and Scott, absolutely bossed it! For some reason I was more nervous watching them on the last stage, than I was with Kris Meeke!

Rovenpara is something else, it wont be long until he is winning!

Wrc Rally Sweden 2020 @ bunningsvideo

https://youtu.be/PGrmbxCg3aA
And not a single word on any news channel. PR generally seems to be non-existent.

DelicaL400

320 posts

63 months

Saturday 22nd February
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rdjohn said:
And not a single word on any news channel. PR generally seems to be non-existent.
Rallying is too male, too white and too environmentally unfriendly to be on the news. Elfyn's win was on the BBC Sport homepage, right at the bottom but at least it was there!