2021 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2021 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Monday 26th April
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ArnageWRC said:
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.
Actually, Ogier didn't drive through a red light and the other driver collided with Ogier, not the opposite.

Ogier was not considered at fault (for the moment) as the BMW tried to over take him on the right side( forbidden ) while the Toyota was changing lane.


Drumroll

2,628 posts

85 months

Monday 26th April
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M5-911 said:
ArnageWRC said:
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.
Actually, Ogier didn't drive through a red light and the other driver collided with Ogier, not the opposite.

Ogier was not considered at fault (for the moment) as the BMW tried to over take him on the right side( forbidden ) while the Toyota was changing lane.
Not sure that is correct. Seems to me Ogier just moved across the lane, regardless of what the BMW driver was doing, it shows a lack of observation.

M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Monday 26th April
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Drumroll said:
Not sure that is correct. Seems to me Ogier just moved across the lane, regardless of what the BMW driver was doing, it shows a lack of observation.
From what I can find on different website, the crash was not the problem (not at fault). It is what has happened afterwards, he went while a police tried to stop him and then went through the red light.

He will not have been aloud to go by police officers if he will have gone through the Red light and cause a crash.

He got 5000euros fine from the FIA and 1 rally ban (if involved in another situation).


DelicaL400

393 posts

76 months

Monday 26th April
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M5-911 said:
Actually, Ogier didn't drive through a red light and the other driver collided with Ogier, not the opposite.
Ogier got a 2,000 euros fine for driving through a red light...

Allyc85

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7,208 posts

151 months

Monday 26th April
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All the facts you need, regarding the Ogier crash.

https://twitter.com/eWRCresults/status/13863771574...

Edited by Allyc85 on Tuesday 27th April 07:13

M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Monday 26th April
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DelicaL400 said:
M5-911 said:
Actually, Ogier didn't drive through a red light and the other driver collided with Ogier, not the opposite.
Ogier got a 2,000 euros fine for driving through a red light...
Re Read my posts above. He didn't cause a crash because he went through a red light like someone mentioned.
He had a crash(not his fault) then left in a rush and went through the red light (that is why he got the 2000euros). If he would have caused a crash because he went through a red light, he will have been in serious trouble.


Allyc85

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7,208 posts

151 months

Tuesday 27th April
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M5-911

556 posts

10 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Great to see that Fourmaux will be back in Portugal with M-Sport again.

GravelBen

14,360 posts

195 months

Thursday 29th April
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH_ogeq9APE

On-board with Paddon at Otago Rally recently.

confucuis

1,151 posts

89 months

Thursday 29th April
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It was a great rally, really shows that they should have more full tarmac events, not just loose surface!

Really disappointed with Breens event, he doesn't really get lucky with those mistakes. Ogier seems to have the favour of the Gods, so many little incidents going wide or tapping banks and no real repercussions. Obviously he's still the man to beat on tarmac but still gets away with a lot in my own opinion.

fttm

2,326 posts

100 months

Friday 30th April
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Must be getting old cos these WRC cars leave me cold , fast yes but not really spectacular . Guess I'll wait until the Historic championships start up again

Skylinecrazy

13,822 posts

159 months

Friday 30th April
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fttm said:
Must be getting old cos these WRC cars leave me cold , fast yes but not really spectacular . Guess I'll wait until the Historic championships start up again
You definitely haven’t seen them in person then if you think they’re not spectacular..

greeny12

237 posts

184 months

Friday 30th April
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Skylinecrazy said:
fttm said:
Must be getting old cos these WRC cars leave me cold , fast yes but not really spectacular . Guess I'll wait until the Historic championships start up again
You definitely haven’t seen them in person then if you think they’re not spectacular..
And there is the perennial problem with the TV coverage. It just never comes across as spectacular. But you look at the fans-eye level stuff on YouTube and it's amazing. The sheer speed (and the sound!) hardly ever comes across well on the mainstream coverage, even the on-boards weirdly.

Until they find a way to crack this, rallying will not recover any popularity as a TV event.

ArnageWRC

1,278 posts

124 months

Friday 30th April
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fttm said:
Must be getting old cos these WRC cars leave me cold , fast yes but not really spectacular . Guess I'll wait until the Historic championships start up again
If you're a fan of Historic rallying then you'll be glad to know that entries for the R.A.C Rally opened at 9:00 this morning; they had 200 entries in 45 mins....

Dynion Araf Uchaf

2,711 posts

188 months

Friday 30th April
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ArnageWRC said:
If you're a fan of Historic rallying then you'll be glad to know that entries for the R.A.C Rally opened at 9:00 this morning; they had 200 entries in 45 mins....
that's not as much to do with historic rallying and all to do with the fact that there's a lot of drivers with money to burn as they haven't been competing and the fact that it is one of few event going ahead this year. A good effort though.

ArnageWRC

1,278 posts

124 months

Tuesday
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http://files.freethought.website/freethought27/fil...

R.A.C. Rally entry & reserve list.......

GravelBen

14,360 posts

195 months

Wednesday
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Album of my photos from Otago Rally here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVwErV3

A quick selection...

_DSC0610 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC1009 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC1834 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC0935 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC0188 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC1402 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC1864 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC1530 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC0841 by Ben, on Flickr

Edited by GravelBen on Wednesday 5th May 12:25

Allyc85

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7,208 posts

151 months

Thursday
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Beautiful work Ben!

I was watching the highlights the other day, my envy of your stages is so strong!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7dulcVLnp8

GravelBen

14,360 posts

195 months

Yesterday (12:16)
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Cheers! beer

Brilliant roads alright, the Saturday stages were less than an hour drive from my house too which was nice and convenient.