2022 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2022 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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LukeBrown66

2,243 posts

23 months

Friday 22nd April
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Also, any idea what the two little pod things are ont he Hyundai at the rad opening, maybe lights with covers on, is it some kind of Nissan Sunny cooling thing? They seem to be running them all the time here

rscott

13,212 posts

168 months

Friday 22nd April
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johnpsanderson said:
thepawbroon said:
It's the first round of the British Rally Championship this weekend, The Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton (or "Clacton Rally" for short!).

Entry list here:

https://www.ewrc-results.com/entries/73459-corbeau...

A good quality entry at the top end, quite surprisingly only 2 of the top 10 have competed here before. I still think it might come down to a battle between the 3 VW Polos.


Live feed will be published on the event facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tendringrally

And some good spectator areas have been organised: https://corbeauseatsrally.co.uk/spectators-2/

Personally, I'm heading up there on Friday evening for a variety of duties behind the scene, which I'm really looking forward to.
I’ll be watching the Saturday evening stage and probably up at Bradfield on the Sunday. Nice to see the event back on!
Might see you there - I'll be there for the first and third passes through. Somehow ended up having to go over to the stables in Ardleigh at 1:30, exactly when the 2nd stage there happens.

Can highly recommend the Ragmarsh Farm burger van if it's there again - superb local butcher.


Oh and a word of warning. If you're coming to Bradfield, take care when driving down Mill Lane to the viewing area. There's a couple of massive potholes and a big damaged section of road where a drain is blocked and overflowing. Could easily bugger up your wheel or suspension if hit with any speed.
The council have known about it for 2 years but won't fix it.


Ardennes92

478 posts

57 months

Saturday 23rd April
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2 minutes already separate the top 4 although seemed a lot of punctures yesterday, so could be an interesting day if weather improves

Active75

235 posts

141 months

Saturday 23rd April
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Rally Croatia testing out drivers skill on foggy wet muddy roads with limited tyre choices having to be made in service areas miles from the stage. Rovanpera dropping time with a puncture. Neuville finding some pace.

Interesting entries on the Corbeau seats rally. Darrians, TR7, Mk1 Escort.

andy97

4,389 posts

199 months

Saturday 23rd April
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Active75 said:
Interesting entries on the Corbeau seats rally. Darrians, TR7, Mk1 Escort.
Not untypical of many club rallies

rscott

13,212 posts

168 months

Saturday 23rd April
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andy97 said:
Active75 said:
Interesting entries on the Corbeau seats rally. Darrians, TR7, Mk1 Escort.
Not untypical of many club rallies
https://mtc1.uk/Entry/CSRTC22/EntryList.php

A few R5 spec cars, Evos and Imprezas too. It's the first round of the BRC this year.

rscott

13,212 posts

168 months

Saturday 23rd April
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Official live stream of the Corbeau Seats rally - https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=486545...

GravelBen

14,648 posts

207 months

Sunday 24th April
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I subscribed to WRC+ again for the first time in a year or two... it amazes me how they STILL haven't bothered fixing the frequent problems that have been happening since it started however many years ago.

WRC+ said:
Signal currently down, programme will resume shortly
And then it logs you out and won't let you back in again.

I guess some things never change, no wonder WRC struggles to compete for global audiences with amateur promotion that can't even run a reliable streaming service.

/end entitled rant hehe

Edited by GravelBen on Sunday 24th April 06:48

GravelBen

14,648 posts

207 months

Sunday 24th April
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Finally got my photos from Otago dealt to and uploaded, full album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzLS4H

A selection...

_DSC6451 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC6460 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC6516 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC6643 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC7269 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC7484 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC7568 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC7689 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC8140 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC8162 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC8264 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC8240 by Ben, on Flickr
_DSC8674 by Ben, on Flickr

McAndy

9,606 posts

154 months

Sunday 24th April
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Some great shots there, Ben! Thanks for sharing!

ArnageWRC

1,540 posts

136 months

Sunday 24th April
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NZ rally photos are always fantastic!!

And one agrees about WRC+; this service isn't free, there's no excuse for these continuing problems. The sport doesn't help itself, and can't really complain about lack of interest when the product isn't up to it.

Anyway, looks like a dramatic ending to the event; will come down to the Power Stage; Tanak 1.4 sec ahead of Rovanpera going nearly 30 secs quicker on the previous stage.

LukeBrown66

2,243 posts

23 months

Sunday 24th April
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I guess if peopel keep paying for a sub standard service and dont complain they wont change anything. I would ask for refunds etc, if they dont know or you dont just say enough, they will just keep taking money and making excuses

GravelBen

14,648 posts

207 months

Sunday 24th April
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At least it worked for the final stage, what a finish!

Dynion Araf Uchaf

3,263 posts

200 months

Sunday 24th April
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Rovanpera for the title I think. Elfyn’s moment has passed. This is the year that Rovanpera blends speed with experience but unfortunately Elfyn is still making too many mistakes, I don’t think he’ll be able to contain Rovanpera over the course of a season from now on.

thepawbroon

875 posts

161 months

Monday 25th April
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I had a great weekend helping out on the Corbeau Seats rally, didn't see much action tho!


Saturday was helping supervise the recce (make sure competitors used the tracker, only did 2 runs etc) and Sunday was help resolve various minor issues with equipment, traffic, residents etc.

All-in-all it was brillant event put in by a fantastic team. Here's a few photos...


rscott

13,212 posts

168 months

Monday 25th April
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thepawbroon said:
I had a great weekend helping out on the Corbeau Seats rally, didn't see much action tho!


Saturday was helping supervise the recce (make sure competitors used the tracker, only did 2 runs etc) and Sunday was help resolve various minor issues with equipment, traffic, residents etc.

All-in-all it was brillant event put in by a fantastic team. Here's a few photos...

As a local resident near the main spectator stage, I have the say the actual event was great, but the preparation and communication was pisspoor. No warnings of impending road closures on many stages and confusing information to residents on the closed roads.

Biggest concern was the seeming lack of communication between marshals at times. Was out the front of the Strangers Home pub in Bradfield (sharp 90 right bend through large straw bales made excellent viewing) and a Fiesta completely misjudged it, hitting a bale head on. Bale did it's job and stopped the car, but the next cars weren't being slowed down at all, even though your colleagues were trying to manhandle the damaged bale out the road.

Do you know why SS9 was cancelled? The Facebook live feed didn't say and there's nothing obvious on the social media feeds for the event.

thepawbroon

875 posts

161 months

Monday 25th April
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rscott said:
As a local resident near the main spectator stage, I have the say the actual event was great, but the preparation and communication was pisspoor. No warnings of impending road closures on many stages and confusing information to residents on the closed roads.

Biggest concern was the seeming lack of communication between marshals at times. Was out the front of the Strangers Home pub in Bradfield (sharp 90 right bend through large straw bales made excellent viewing) and a Fiesta completely misjudged it, hitting a bale head on. Bale did it's job and stopped the car, but the next cars weren't being slowed down at all, even though your colleagues were trying to manhandle the damaged bale out the road.

Do you know why SS9 was cancelled? The Facebook live feed didn't say and there's nothing obvious on the social media feeds for the event.
Hi,

You should provide feedback on the resident's issue to the email address on this page:
https://corbeauseatsrally.co.uk/residents/

Re: SS9 - from my little knowledge - two cars went off (separately), one of which required medical attention. By the time the medical resources were replaced (can't run a stage without them) and the road was cleared, there wasn't time to run all cars through competitively.


rscott

13,212 posts

168 months

Monday 25th April
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thepawbroon said:
rscott said:
As a local resident near the main spectator stage, I have the say the actual event was great, but the preparation and communication was pisspoor. No warnings of impending road closures on many stages and confusing information to residents on the closed roads.

Biggest concern was the seeming lack of communication between marshals at times. Was out the front of the Strangers Home pub in Bradfield (sharp 90 right bend through large straw bales made excellent viewing) and a Fiesta completely misjudged it, hitting a bale head on. Bale did it's job and stopped the car, but the next cars weren't being slowed down at all, even though your colleagues were trying to manhandle the damaged bale out the road.

Do you know why SS9 was cancelled? The Facebook live feed didn't say and there's nothing obvious on the social media feeds for the event.
Hi,

You should provide feedback on the resident's issue to the email address on this page:
https://corbeauseatsrally.co.uk/residents/

Re: SS9 - from my little knowledge - two cars went off (separately), one of which required medical attention. By the time the medical resources were replaced (can't run a stage without them) and the road was cleared, there wasn't time to run all cars through competitively.
We'll be in touch with the liaison officer again in a week or two - I'm on the parish council and he'd been to a couple of our meetings. I'm really keen for it to happen again but can see there being more local objections if they don't sort out more information about road closures.
Whether that's down to the organisers or Essex Highways, I don't know, but someone screwed up badly. Even on the day, there was nothing to warn people about the road being closed until you actually go to the barriers - normally there will be the vague 'Road Closed Ahead' signs which Highways randomly throw around the place.





LukeBrown66

2,243 posts

23 months

Monday 25th April
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Have to say you would think this would be top of any closed roads event agenda

ProCo2020

94 posts

174 months

Monday 25th April
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rscott said:
We'll be in touch with the liaison officer again in a week or two - I'm on the parish council and he'd been to a couple of our meetings. I'm really keen for it to happen again but can see there being more local objections if they don't sort out more information about road closures.
Whether that's down to the organisers or Essex Highways, I don't know, but someone screwed up badly. Even on the day, there was nothing to warn people about the road being closed until you actually go to the barriers - normally there will be the vague 'Road Closed Ahead' signs which Highways randomly throw around the place.
I was one of the RLO’s working on the rally and I have to say there were Road Ahead Closed well ahead of the actual road closed, unless the stage exit and entry, followed by Road Closed signs.

There are notices out up and Parish Councils, as well as the County Council communicated, plus residents on the route of the special stages and notices to those that life on roads that join the stages.

I have to say all my residents that I spoke to pre-event and during its running throughly enjoyed it. The only issues I saw were non-residents wishing to take a “short cut” on the roads we were allowed to use and unfortunately for 1 day they had to take the long way round. I had one run in with a rude, entitled, gentleman who believed he had the right to drive on a road that was closed. Shame he never hung around to speak to the Police who were ensuring the law was being upheld.