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Gigi Galli's back, driving for Stobart

Subaru seem to have dropped Pons

Toni Gardemeister & P-G Andersson driving for Suzuki

Markko Martin signed as test driver for Subaru
(I wonder if he will get the chance to compete on a few rounds)

...Oh and Subaru have learned a lot from last year and will be challenging for wins this year.
(they are expected to announce the launch date of the new car some time in Jan)

2 weeks to Monte,
Can't wait,
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What's your prediction for the title Marksie??
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Sensible head
I've got a feeling Seb might just edge it this year

The battle for second should be good though

F**d supporters head
Mikko all the way
with GG & JML just behind him
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Gigi Galli's back, driving for Stobart

Subaru seem to have dropped Pons

Toni Gardemeister & P-G Andersson driving for Suzuki

Markko Martin signed as test driver for Subaru
(I wonder if he will get the chance to compete on a few rounds)

...Oh and Subaru have learned a lot from last year and will be challenging for wins this year.
(they are expected to announce the launch date of the new car some time in Jan)

2 weeks to Monte,
Can't wait,
Gigi Galli's back, driving for Stobart :aaANYWORD:
Subaru seem to have dropped Pons - who's he
Toni Gardemeister & P-G Andersson driving for Suzuki - still have to see it in real action
Markko Martin signed as test driver for Subaru
- why test, must be second driver
Subaru have learned a lot from last year and will be challenging for wins this year. - you so funny Marksie
2 weeks to Monte - go baby go:aaANYWORD::aaANYWORD::aaANYWORD:

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I've got a feeling Seb might just edge it this year

The battle for second should be good though

F**d supporters head
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with GG & JML just behind him
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WRC 2008 preview on now 6pm & repeat on at 11.50pm on channel 111 Dave. Also on channel 159 Dave +1
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Watched it

That looked like an interesting collection Malcolm has in his shed, they should have shown more of that rather than Matthew and 'whoever he was' farting about with quads and RC lorries.
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Looking forward to this season, my mate is sitting with Matt this season.

Subaru should be right back in the fight with new car. The old one was just not working, technically it was a five year old car still trying to compete in the top level. Pons was never in the main line-up for Subaru last year.

However rallying is needing more manufacturers, sick of seeing so many Ford WRC cars all the time. It's even getting to the point were there is a few in every clubman rally. Although it's still dominated by Subarus and Mitzs.

The anti inflation moose being banned is also going to make it a bit more interesting. Although the crew having to change them mid stage might have a big impact on there safety. Time will tell.
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I saw the thing on Dave the other night, some very interesting changes this year... especially the SX4, does anyone else think that looks bloody fantastic?

I reckon Seb will clinch it again, without having to try too hard... hope I'm proved wrong though. I'm putting a quid on Jari-Matti being the best of the rest this year.
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Sordo fastest in shakedown
followed by Seb then...











... Petter Solberg

Duval, fourth
Chris A, fifth
..then a shed load of Focuses (Foci??)
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Sordo fastest in shakedown
followed by Seb then...

... Petter Solberg

Duval, fourth
Chris A, fifth
..then a shed load of Focuses (Foci??)
Why the next to Solberg Marksie
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er..... ummm........


because...........


it's just that......


well you know like..



anyway, shakedown doesn't count,



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sneaks back in, looking sheepish



Did anybody really expect anything different

after SS5

1 Seb
2 DS + 23.5
3 MH +1:04.7
4 CA + 2:02.2
5 FD +2:08.7
6 PS + 2:181.9
7 GG + 2:50.7
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Nope, although I'd hoped for a bit more variety, that's pretty much as I expected it to turn out....
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Not much change after SS8, end day 2

Seb looks like he's eased off
Miko's catching Sordo, but still 25s behind,


bring back Markus????
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and then .....
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Think the biggest headturner of the rally was Atkinson finishing third in what is an outdated car. Can't wait to see what he does in the new S14 subaru. May be ugly as hell, but hopefully competitive.
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Think the biggest headturner of the rally was Atkinson finishing third in what is an outdated car. Can't wait to see what he does in the new S14 subaru. May be ugly as hell, but hopefully competitive.
I don't think it's any uglier than the Focus.

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and then .....
Sordo's engine gave up, he slammed his door cos he was cross, opened it again, threw his helmet into the car, slammed door again, walked away, walked back, kicked car, walked away, got a lift in the helicopter and left Marc Marti to deal with it all,
(acceptable when you lose the WC within sight of the finish line, on the last rally of the year, but not halfway through the first rally of year, Get over yourself)

How come Sordo has mechanical problems sometimes, but Seb never does?

...and apart from the Atkinson/Duval battle Mr T mentioned, not a lot else, although Conrad Rautenbach's crash on the Monaco special was quite funny,

so it ended up

1 SL
2 MH
3 CA
4 FD
5 PS
6 GG
7 some local bloke in a 307
8 PGA
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I don't think it's any uglier than the Focus.

(runs away and hides)
AYE RIGHT,

(better run away and hide, if I ever catch him he's in trouble )

*whispers* Although I'd still rather have the White, RS liveried, 03 Focus.


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It's good to be back (ducks)

What about that eigth place for Suzuki in their first ever WRC? Bet Skoda would have liked that (in almost any of theirs).

Seb's got it all sawn up already, hasn't he? Any mountainbiking trips planned?
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Swedish Rally
after SS4

1 JML
2 MH +23
3 HS +32.3
4 GG +48.3
5 PS +1:01.7
6 TG +1:23.3
7 MW +1:31.7
8 MO +1:32.8 (Mads Ostberg)
...
...

12 SL +4:05.0
13 DS +6:24.4



I ain't sayin anythin.

Edit cos a few more cars are through

20 SL +4:05.0
...
26 DS +6:24.4

still sayin nuthin'
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update

Seb rolled 3km from the end of stage 4, front wheel got caught in a snow bank, so he's lucky to just lose 4mins, they're in service next, so should be OK unless the rollcage is damaged.

P-G Anderson was 7th (just ahead of TG) and the end of SS3, but engine problems mean he has retired for today,

Chris A, went of the road on SS3 and lost 15min



Update Update

Seb out for today, he damaged his clutch getting out of the snow bank, it was not possible to fix at the service as it was a remote service with no parts available, (just those carried in the car)

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Been catching up with things and only noticed this today

WRC going 2WD?????

Max wants 2WD despite everybody else agreeing S2000 is the way to go, as mentioned in the article it would be OK if it was RWD, but I can't see all the manufacturers developing RWD cars just for rallying, so the future of top flight rallying could be front wheel drive.

OI, MOSLEY, NOOOOOOOO
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And the Scooby.

They should have the drive that they sell the road cars in
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