2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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andygo

5,620 posts

205 months

Friday 24th January
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As ever it seems (thank goodness) with these monster crashes, no trees in the way.

There could have been a row of trees in the launch trajectory. Would have made no difference at all to Otts approach...

Scary. I'm afraid the older I get, the more imagination I get. And I have done a lot of tarmac rallying.

Incredible respect to those top flight drivers...

confucuis

1,085 posts

74 months

Friday 24th January
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That was some off, the outside videos are spectacular!

If like me, the wrc website isn't working properly, it seems that adblocker and ublock origin view the website as an ad and stop it from loading. So turn off your whatever ad blocker you use and it should work!

FrenchCarFan

5,379 posts

155 months

Saturday 25th January
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confucuis said:
That was some off, the outside videos are spectacular!

If like me, the wrc website isn't working properly, it seems that adblocker and ublock origin view the website as an ad and stop it from loading. So turn off your whatever ad blocker you use and it should work!
The in car footage looks speeded up. He was properly going fast in that section.

Allyc85

7,002 posts

136 months

Saturday 25th January
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Suninen nearly did the same as Tanak yikes

https://youtu.be/Bfu5PUlZptY

andygo said:
As ever it seems (thank goodness) with these monster crashes, no trees in the way.

There could have been a row of trees in the launch trajectory. Would have made no difference at all to Otts approach...

Scary. I'm afraid the older I get, the more imagination I get. And I have done a lot of tarmac rallying.

Incredible respect to those top flight drivers...
Tanak did fell at least one tree!

Slippydiff

10,724 posts

173 months

Saturday 25th January
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Elfyn back on form this morning smile
Way quicker than TN and took nearly 8 seconds out of SO Stage 10.

Slippydiff

10,724 posts

173 months

Saturday 25th January
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Allyc85 said:
Suninen nearly did the same as Tanak yikes

https://youtu.be/Bfu5PUlZptY

andygo said:
As ever it seems (thank goodness) with these monster crashes, no trees in the way.

There could have been a row of trees in the launch trajectory. Would have made no difference at all to Otts approach...

Scary. I'm afraid the older I get, the more imagination I get. And I have done a lot of tarmac rallying.

Incredible respect to those top flight drivers...
Tanak did fell at least one tree!
That was well held, stunning car control bow

Active75

177 posts

114 months

Saturday 25th January
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Great coverage on WRC and Youtube. Elfyn Evans in the lead just.

Slippydiff

10,724 posts

173 months

Saturday 25th January
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Active75 said:
Great coverage on WRC and Youtube. Elfyn Evans in the lead just.
And BT Sport Live smile

Ardennes92

286 posts

30 months

Saturday 25th January
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Slippydiff said:
Active75 said:
Great coverage on WRC and Youtube. Elfyn Evans in the lead just.
And BT Sport Live smile
Also free coverage on RBTV

Mastodon2

12,944 posts

115 months

Saturday 25th January
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It's a shame Citroën are out. Even when they weren't competitive, more diversity in cars and more drivers running was always welcome.

Evans in the lead now. Hopefully Ogier can bring the pace tomorrow to take the lead and get the top points.

df76

Original Poster:

2,143 posts

228 months

Saturday 25th January
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Would love to see Evans close this out tomorrow, only a couple of stages. Hoping that team orders won’t kick in at this stage of the season.

df76

Original Poster:

2,143 posts

228 months

Saturday 25th January
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Actually they repeat the leg, so more chance for a swing.

Allyc85

7,002 posts

136 months

Saturday 25th January
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Brilliant day for Evan's, going toe to toe with the Monte master Ogier. How ever it finishes it's certainly changed a few peoples opinions of him!

Think it's going to be a very quick morning at work tomorrow, to get back in time for the last 2 stages!

Big Robbo

318 posts

96 months

Saturday 25th January
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Allyc85 said:
Man that Tanak crash is unreal and like something out of a computer game! It never fails to surprise what impacts modern cars can withstand and how crews can walk away from things like that!

Brilliant day from Evans, to lead Ogier on his event until the last stage of the day is no mean feat.

As for Gus Greensmith..

https://twitter.com/i/status/1220646133803950081

Slippydiff said:
df76 said:
Nice to see Evans going so well this morning.

I’m tempted by a 2021 Monte trip, anyone done it before ?
Allyc85 is your man smile
I've done it twice now and without factoring in what winter clothing you need to buy, 4 of you can do the whole event, Wednesday to Monday for around £350, and that's not skimping on food etc! Any questions just fire away smile

Edited by Allyc85 on Friday 24th January 16:52
Is it possible to do it staying in the car like you would be doing on Rally GB? Also realistically how long is it to drive down there? 15 hrs or so?

Big Robbo

318 posts

96 months

Saturday 25th January
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Allyc85 said:
Man that Tanak crash is unreal and like something out of a computer game! It never fails to surprise what impacts modern cars can withstand and how crews can walk away from things like that!

Brilliant day from Evans, to lead Ogier on his event until the last stage of the day is no mean feat.

As for Gus Greensmith..

https://twitter.com/i/status/1220646133803950081

Slippydiff said:
df76 said:
Nice to see Evans going so well this morning.

I’m tempted by a 2021 Monte trip, anyone done it before ?
Allyc85 is your man smile
I've done it twice now and without factoring in what winter clothing you need to buy, 4 of you can do the whole event, Wednesday to Monday for around £350, and that's not skimping on food etc! Any questions just fire away smile

Edited by Allyc85 on Friday 24th January 16:52
Is it possible to do it staying in the car like you would be doing on Rally GB? Also realistically how long is it to drive down there? 15 hrs or so?

df76

Original Poster:

2,143 posts

228 months

Saturday 25th January
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Was going to ask whether you flew or drove? Cheap flights to Marseille.. and i guess that finding convenient accommodation is key.

Allyc85

7,002 posts

136 months

Sunday 26th January
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We flew from Gatwick to Nice as its closer for the sunday stages. Flights can be around £50 plus what ever luggage allowance you need.

Last time we had an Air Bnb about 30 minutes west of Gap, and a cheap hotel near the airport. We should have gotten a hotel on the coast for for saturday night too, as taking into account getting past some road closures for the rally meant leaving at 1am!! laugh

df76

Original Poster:

2,143 posts

228 months

Sunday 26th January
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Allyc85 said:
We flew from Gatwick to Nice as its closer for the sunday stages. Flights can be around £50 plus what ever luggage allowance you need.

Last time we had an Air Bnb about 30 minutes west of Gap, and a cheap hotel near the airport. We should have gotten a hotel on the coast for for saturday night too, as taking into account getting past some road closures for the rally meant leaving at 1am!! laugh
Sounds like a good plan, and 1am starts wouldn't be needed!

BT Sport seem to have messed up their Extra channels this more. Current stage isn't being streamed..

Slippydiff

10,724 posts

173 months

Sunday 26th January
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So, two stages to go, Neuville or Evans for the win ?
I’m a big fan of both, but it would be great if Elfyn could lay the ghost of Corsica last year, to rest. He thoroughly deserves it having kept his nose so clean this weekend smile

DelicaL400

307 posts

61 months

Sunday 26th January
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df76 said:
BT Sport seem to have messed up their Extra channels this more. Current stage isn't being streamed..
It's on Extra 3.