2021 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2021 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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Mr Peel

316 posts

88 months

Wednesday 19th May
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ArnageWRC said:
http://files.freethought.website/freethought27/fil...

R.A.C. Rally entry & reserve list.......
Quite fancy seeing this. But - and I never thought I'd say this - there are too many Escorts...

Ranger 6

6,372 posts

215 months

Wednesday 19th May
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I'm going to be out working on that one. Looking forward to it as I've not been before.

My participation this year starts with the Argyll next month - looking forward to that one too as it's the first time on tarmac.

Drumroll

2,678 posts

86 months

Wednesday 19th May
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Ranger 6 said:
My participation this year starts with the Argyll next month - looking forward to that one too as it's the first time on tarmac.
I shall hopefully be up for this event as well.

Allyc85

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7,221 posts

152 months

Wednesday 19th May
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I've got the time booked off of work to do the whole thing. I may just end up watching Welsh bit though.

LukeBrown66

807 posts

12 months

Wednesday 19th May
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Got fed up with the Escort fest so wont be going again, shame as it is a great event, plus the quality after the first 10 or so drops hugely.

ArnageWRC

1,307 posts

125 months

Thursday 20th May
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I think the Escorts have won every running of the event; not really a surprise, as it's the staple of UK rallying - and there is a whole industry built around them.
As has already been said, other European Historic events have more variety - but they tend to be more of a 'show' with a bigger budget/ big names. The R.A.C is a proper rally, and a true test - which is maybe why we don't see the big names.

However, I'm looking forward to it.

LukeBrown66

807 posts

12 months

Thursday 20th May
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I would prefer a show rather than a slightly stuffy proper rally, I get why it is appealing, but the reason the events abroad particularly in Italy and Germany are so popular are the weather obviously and they get some of the old names in proper old cars and more modern stuff.

I would like to see both, RAC is basically a homage to a real event, it is not fun in any way, which is very British, but also a bit of a shame. there is surely room for both.

Skylinecrazy

13,840 posts

160 months

Thursday 20th May
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Go to rally legend if you want to see a rally festival done properly. Brilliant event and I will return in October all being well.

Active75

215 posts

130 months

Friday 21st May
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Rally do Portugal providing a few upsets! Great coverage on WRC as usual.

df76

3,073 posts

244 months

Friday 21st May
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Active75 said:
Rally do Portugal providing a few upsets! Great coverage on WRC as usual.
Caught a little bit of it today, was excellent.. definitely a rally I'd like to visit.

Active75

215 posts

130 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Plenty of excitement again today at Rally Portugal. Maybe Elfyn Evans has made a good choice in saving his tyres on that last stage for Sunday. Ogier looking to fight back and Katsuta and Barritt looking fast enough today to maybe hold him off?

Allyc85

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7,221 posts

152 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Great to see Evans smashing Sordo this morning, and extending his lead.

Got to say Katsuta is impressing more and more as the season goes on, he's right on the pace now.

tardelli

136 posts

82 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Fingers crossed for Elfyn

Cliffe60

629 posts

2 months

Sunday 23rd May
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GravelBen said:
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
More than two types of cars in the rally! Hope it catches on.

greeny12

238 posts

185 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Does anyone know if it was driver error or a suspension part just breaking for Tanak's retirement?

Can't see any reference to an off or hitting anything in the reports, and no quotes from the man himself...

Ardennes92

388 posts

46 months

Sunday 23rd May
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tardelli said:
Fingers crossed for Elfyn
Got the event win but still behind Seb after power stage points, good result though

Allyc85

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7,221 posts

152 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Just read that the Woodpecker rally in September is to be non-spectator! Or as driver Damian Cole says, the organisers are using covid as an excuse for an easy life!

DelicaL400

397 posts

77 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Allyc85 said:
Just read that the Woodpecker rally in September is to be non-spectator! Or as driver Damian Cole says, the organisers are using covid as an excuse for an easy life!
Covid has presented event organisers with loads of issues and new ways of doing things have had to be invented. And the organisers are doing all this in their own time and at their own expense so that people like Damian can enjoy their hobby. Putting in processes to allow spectators in the current situation will be way down the list of priorities. If the situation has changed in a few weeks I suppose they might consider some spectator access but as things stand right now spectators are not allowed (that's MSUK requirements not event organisers) so organisers have to plan on that basis which is what the Woodpecker team are doing.

I assume Damian is aware of the blue book section about organiser abuse and that it applies to social media posts, it'd be a shame if he has actually posted a derogatory comment and MSUK see it and take his licence away.

fttm

2,354 posts

101 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Does DC even go into the woods ? He’s stirred enough crap in his time with protests etc , I pay little heed to his comments . Shame about no speccies though , Woodpecker usually gets a good entry list .

ArnageWRC

1,307 posts

125 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Allyc85 said:
Just read that the Woodpecker rally in September is to be non-spectator! Or as driver Damian Cole says, the organisers are using covid as an excuse for an easy life!
That's disappointing but not surprising. I see that they're only using the Radnor forest complex - as that is in Wales; English forests aren't available until the end of September. Haye Park was always a nice stage to spectate in.

As no spectators are not permitted, one would hope there might be some kind of stream - but that's unlikely to happen.