2021 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2021 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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confucuis

1,151 posts

89 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Croatia this weekend, Shakedown was this morning and a replay is up on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjYLsI_opHA

Quite a time difference between the top 10 for a shakedown, Breen had a poor time and is down the starting order, it seems starting order is going to have a big effect on the times with dirty roads.

I'd really like him to do well here but going to be difficult now!

Rovanpera was quickest, then Evans then Ogier

Skylinecrazy

13,822 posts

159 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Looking forward to seeing how Ingram, Creighton & Formaux do

Skylinecrazy

13,822 posts

159 months

Friday 23rd April
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That’s Kalle out. 5km into the first stage..

df76

3,047 posts

243 months

Friday 23rd April
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Skylinecrazy said:
That’s Kalle out. 5km into the first stage..
Large accident. Strange given that it's such a short opening stage, not much to be gained by pushing that hard so early. And he was leading the championship..

confucuis

1,151 posts

89 months

Friday 23rd April
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He looked to be pushing yesterday in the Shakedown.

Not a good look to be smashing the car up 5 KM to the stage (though I'd say Toyota can afford it), just look at what happened to Timo Suninen in Monte Carlo with Ford!

Active75

209 posts

129 months

Friday 23rd April
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Great coverage of the Croatia rally on WRC. Those stages look pretty tricky. Will Ogier pass Neuville tomorrow?

Allyc85

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7,208 posts

151 months

Friday 23rd April
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Bit silly chucking it off on stage 1 like that, he never even looked close to making the corner, like it was a wrong note or something. Though Ogier very lucky to get away with his moment too!

Great battle at the front, could go to either 3. I'd pick Ogier as the winner if I had to.

Fourmaux has done very well from what I have seen so far. With him the upgraded engine M-Sport look much closer on stage times




Active75

209 posts

129 months

Saturday 24th April
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Still very happy with the WRC coverage, but agh frustrating when the camera cuts away in interesting sections, so tricky to compare the drivers. From what I can see on the loose gravel and loose earth corners Neuville arrives quicker, keeps the car straighter and brakes harder in as straight as poss before turning in with a light trailing of the brakes then picks up the throttle. The Toyotas appear to turn in earlier. Just my view of course!

Its going to be a very close finish between all three drivers if this carries on!

Allyc85

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7,208 posts

151 months

Sunday 25th April
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1 stage to go, with the top three 8 seconds apart! With the state of the stages anything could happen!

As shown with Ogier's Road section crash this morning!!

https://twitter.com/Burgrid7/status/13862103685911...

M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Sunday 25th April
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Allyc85 said:
1 stage to go, with the top three 8 seconds apart! With the state of the stages anything could happen!

As shown with Ogier's Road section crash this morning!!

https://twitter.com/Burgrid7/status/13862103685911...
I saw that this morning, very strange overtake by that BMW driver. It was like he wanted to hit Ogier's car.
Not sure how Ogier is going to get out of Croatia though? He basically tried to run over a police officer trying to stop him.

Allyc85

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7,208 posts

151 months

Sunday 25th April
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fk it!! What a finish to the rally though!!

Active75

209 posts

129 months

Sunday 25th April
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What a finish! Very much enjoyed all that.

Nice to see those several thousand Croatians taking their weekend exercise luckily next to a rally stage! On a closed to spectator event.

Mastodon2

13,375 posts

130 months

Sunday 25th April
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That looked like a great rally, the WRC needs more tarmac in the calendar. Fantastic driving from Ogier and very happy to see him clinch the win.

M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Sunday 25th April
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Mastodon2 said:
That looked like a great rally, the WRC needs more tarmac in the calendar. Fantastic driving from Ogier and very happy to see him clinch the win.
Great win indeed. Another crucial mistake from Evans.

Drumroll

2,628 posts

85 months

Sunday 25th April
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M5-911 said:
Great win indeed. Another crucial mistake from Evans.
So Evans loses by 0.6 seconds and he has made a another crucial mistake?

M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Sunday 25th April
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Drumroll said:
So Evans loses by 0.6 seconds and he has made a another crucial mistake?
Evans made a mistake in one of the last corners. without it he would have win. so yes, another crucial mistake.

Mastodon2

13,375 posts

130 months

Sunday 25th April
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Drumroll said:
So Evans loses by 0.6 seconds and he has made a another crucial mistake?
It was an incredibly competitive event. Seb Ogier had a knackered car after an incident between stages and fought his way to win. Evans had a moment on one of the final corners that he just about got away with, undoubtedly it cost him the win. He was 4 seconds up going into the final stage, was 4 seconds behind half way through and was back in the lead in the final sector. If he had driven that corner clean he'd have won.

Ogier has showed himself to be a real class act once again. He's no Seb Loeb, but he is still the best driver on the field, even though this season will probably be his last.

M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Sunday 25th April
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Mastodon2 said:
It was an incredibly competitive event. Seb Ogier had a knackered car after an incident between stages and fought his way to win. Evans had a moment on one of the final corners that he just about got away with, undoubtedly it cost him the win. He was 4 seconds up going into the final stage, was 4 seconds behind half way through and was back in the lead in the final sector. If he had driven that corner clean he'd have won.

Ogier has showed himself to be a real class act once again. He's no Seb Loeb, but he is still the best driver on the field, even though this season will probably be his last.
I agree, unfortunately, driving against someone like Ogier hunting for the win, you can't make the slightest mistake. the season could be very interesting once again.

ArnageWRC

1,278 posts

124 months

Sunday 25th April
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Driving through a red light, and then colliding with another motorist - and all he gets is a slap on the wrist......
The FiA Road Safety campaign isn't worth anything if they can't take action against one of their champions for driving like a prat on the road sections.

Ardennes92

376 posts

45 months

Monday 26th April
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I got the impression from his interview at stage end that Seb didn’t think he had done enough to take the event but think it was more an event lost by a rival rather than an outright win. Good event though but what was the matter with Tanak?