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#1 J

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 18:51

Stage 1 completed and Loeb leads.

Somehow I doubt that Hirvonen can handle the pressure of being the Favourite to win. I won´t help that the rally has toned down a bit too.

This might be Loebs year.

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#2 daishi255

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 19:01

Already a thread on this (though the name might be a bit hard to spot).
1000 Lakes Rally Thread

#3 J

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 19:04

My mistake, thou the title of that thread blongs to the Nostalgia forum (unfortunately)...

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#4 daishi255

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 19:13

No prob, it was way down the page anyway. Not easy to spot even if you knew it was under that name

#5 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 20:19

Originally posted by J
My mistake, thou the title of that thread blongs to the Nostalgia forum (unfortunately)...

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1000 lakes, nostalgia? :eek:

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:37

Originally posted by Gilles4Ever


1000 lakes, nostalgia? :eek:


The name of the rally has been Neste Rally Finland for ages. I preferred to the Rally of the thousand lakes, but that´s in the past. Hence my reference to th Nostalgia forum...

Fatgadget knew this too, but just decided to be cheeky.. :wave:

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#7 K-One

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:19

KR taking part in 2009 Neste Rally!

#8 postajegenye

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:28

KR taking part in 2009 Neste Rally!


Really? That would be awesome!

#9 CoolFiltered

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:38

Apparently its true.

http://www.mtv3.fi/u.../2009/06/907127

And I'd agree, awesome. :up:

#10 mursuka80

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 14:50

Woo! Im there :up:

#11 Ploert

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 14:55

From official website of Neste Oil Rally

#12 mursuka80

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 16:59

When was last time F1 driver participated in WRC event same year as competing in F1? i know Sarrazin has done WRC,but he didnt race in F1 those years.

#13 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:01

Good for Kimi. Anyways I wonder if Loebs bad run will contiue

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:04

Anyways I wonder if Loebs bad run will contiue


Let's hope so.. It would be embarassing for the Finnish boys if a Frenchman won their race two years in a row :|





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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:06

Does this lead anyone else to believe that Kimi will be rallying full time very soon and that he will most likely be doing it with Fiat?

Edited by Yellowmc, 29 June 2009 - 17:06.


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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:10

Let's hope so.. It would be embarassing for the Finnish boys if a Frenchman won their race two years in a row :|

The Ford is great on fast roads, it would be embarrassing for Hirvonen if he still cannot beat Loeb here or if Latvala again crashed of here.

Edited by micra_k10, 29 June 2009 - 17:10.


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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:21

The Ford is great on fast roads, it would be embarrassing for Hirvonen if he still cannot beat Loeb here or if Latvala again crashed of here.


The latter part is certainty :D I was sure Ford would fire his ass after Poland.


#18 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:48

Does this lead anyone else to believe that Kimi will be rallying full time very soon and that he will most likely be doing it with Fiat?


I think it more of who doesnt...

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:49

Sorry for the stupid question but what is the gap between drivers for their race starts in Rally since from what I understand this is basically a time trial competition.

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#20 Menace

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 17:58

Awesome news!!! :clap:

#21 daishi255

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 18:03

Sorry for the stupid question but what is the gap between drivers for their race starts in Rally since from what I understand this is basically a time trial competition.


There's usually 2 minutes between each car starting the stage. On rallies where there is a real problem with dust from the cars passing hanging in the air, it is 3 minutes.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 18:08

Has it been cases where one driver is too slow and gets caught by the driver behind. ?
What happens in this case ? Do they overtake or get held up?

Its a shame rally is not as popular here since we don't have coverage.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 18:57

Has it been cases where one driver is too slow and gets caught by the driver behind. ?
What happens in this case ? Do they overtake or get held up?


Yeah that's rare but does happen once in a while, mostly if the driver ahead has serious mechanical problems. In that case the driver behind has no other option but to wish the other guy will be nice and let him pass. Overtaking doesn't really apply here, rallying is done mostly on narrow roads, sometimes 1-car width only roads.

#24 BMW_F1

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 19:33

thanks..

#25 Dragonfly

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 19:45

Has it been cases where one driver is too slow and gets caught by the driver behind. ?
What happens in this case ? Do they overtake or get held up?

Its a shame rally is not as popular here since we don't have coverage.

It's very exciting. And not expensive to attend. A showcase of driver and car abilities.
I hope my country gets the provisional (ATM) entry for 2010. The stages are mostly in the mountains and besides the thrill of watching cars flying on the edge is a pleasant picnic.

#26 BMW_F1

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 19:58

no thanks.. I prefer to stay away from anything that can potentially terminate my precious life.


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Posted 29 June 2009 - 20:00

Does this lead anyone else to believe that Kimi will be rallying full time very soon and that he will most likely be doing it with Fiat?

That would be one way for Ferrari to free up a seat for Alonso :lol: Personally I think Kimi should be concentrating on his F1 career and ways to improve the car.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 20:09

no thanks.. I prefer to stay away from anything that can potentially terminate my precious life.


Lol it's not more dangerous than watching F1 on grandstands. You just need to pick a proper spot.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 21:08

Kimi will drive finnish rally :eek: OMG what? ist it THAT rally that is part of championship. is it for real. I mean its not some kind of exibition? right? its the real deal?

Now we will finally see what he is made of. excellent news. excellent. I'm looking forward. F1 drivers should do this kind of stuff more often. great. great

#30 Mauseri

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 21:40

The latter part is certainty :D I was sure Ford would fire his ass after Poland.

They are soft on him because he is a winner. Ford's 2nd driver might be a good 1st driver on his day, and the 1st driver is a very good 2nd driver :well:

Edited by micra_k10, 29 June 2009 - 21:41.


#31 Pikku Pakkanen

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 22:07

It's very exciting. And not expensive to attend. A showcase of driver and car abilities.
I hope my country gets the provisional (ATM) entry for 2010. The stages are mostly in the mountains and besides the thrill of watching cars flying on the edge is a pleasant picnic.



no thanks.. I prefer to stay away from anything that can potentially terminate my precious life.


I don't think Bulgarian picnic food is THAT bad.




#32 CoolFiltered

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 22:23

That would be one way for Ferrari to free up a seat for Alonso :lol: Personally I think Kimi should be concentrating on his F1 career and ways to improve the car.



I agree with you, I'd much rather see Kimi in F1, but if not then watching him rallying would be a pretty good alternative. :up:

#33 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 22:29

That would be one way for Ferrari to free up a seat for Alonso :lol: Personally I think Kimi should be concentrating on his F1 career and ways to improve the car.


you just had to bring that up :rolleyes:

#34 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 22:40

Kimi will drive finnish rally :eek: OMG what? ist it THAT rally that is part of championship. is it for real. I mean its not some kind of exibition? right? its the real deal?

Now we will finally see what he is made of. excellent news. excellent. I'm looking forward. F1 drivers should do this kind of stuff more often. great. great


LOL! I agree. Also, as far as Kimi improving the car, no testing bros. No point. If anything the drivers should be driving whatever they can to stay sharp!


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Posted 29 June 2009 - 22:48

I wish Kimi could do it in a proper WRC car, oh well, will be interesting to see what he makes of some of those finnish stages



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Posted 30 June 2009 - 00:29

I don't think Bulgarian picnic food is THAT bad.

:rotfl:
Thank you for the good laugh I had.

OT: You can have a glimpse of what I was talking about on this video clip made by my son.
http://videos.street...2008_168071.htm


#37 CoolFiltered

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:00

Pretty good video :) 2 things, I wonder if those guys got fed up of replacing those tyres after people overshot, and for some reason whenever I hear Chris Rea singing "Auberge" I always seem to sing along but substitute "Auberge" with "Eau Rouge"

Cheers for that.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:23

That would be one way for Ferrari to free up a seat for Alonso :lol: Personally I think Kimi should be concentrating on his F1 career and ways to improve the car.

Too bad that he does not take your advice. :cat:


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:32

That would be one way for Ferrari to free up a seat for Alonso :lol: Personally I think Kimi should be concentrating on his F1 career and ways to improve the car.



Personally I think that Kimi is developing both Ferrari 2010 and Fiat 2011. He's a single-sighted multitasker of one kind. Fernando can rest in peace and concentrate on improving his skills on card tricks which are awesome.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:35

How many more rallies until Latvala is fired?

I can't understand why Malcolm Wilson is persisting.

All the faith he shows gets thrown in his face.

The Poland crash was totally inexcusable.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:40

Although I'm happy that Kimi will drive in Finland and I have nothing against the idea, I'm surprised Ferrari lets him do it, for safety reasons. I've read many times by several drivers that they aren't allowed to do certain sports because of the risk of injury. Rallying is not the safest sport, definetely more dangerous than F1, and Finland is one of the fastest and most difficult rounds, I doubt many team chefs would allow their drivers to take part!

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:47

How many more rallies until Latvala is fired?

I can't understand why Malcolm Wilson is persisting.

All the faith he shows gets thrown in his face.

The Poland crash was totally inexcusable.



I'm also surprised by the stupid mistakes Latvala still makes. But I think Ford will shoot themselves in the foot if they fire Jari-Matti. Citroen will definitely contract him and give him a factorycar. Despite all his mistakes Latvala is still the biggest talent in rallysport.

Edited by Ploert, 30 June 2009 - 09:48.


#43 Dragonfly

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:08

Loeb had two crashes in a row. The guys at Ford may know better what they are doing.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:21

Latvala seems to be an extreme version of the early Colin McRae.

Fast as hell, but also very, very accident prone.

The worrying thing about Latvala is that he seems to crash more these days than he ever has.

Everytime he completes an event without a crash everyone seems to breathe a sigh of relief.

It is quite an odd situation.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:22

Although I'm happy that Kimi will drive in Finland and I have nothing against the idea, I'm surprised Ferrari lets him do it, for safety reasons. I've read many times by several drivers that they aren't allowed to do certain sports because of the risk of injury. Rallying is not the safest sport, definetely more dangerous than F1, and Finland is one of the fastest and most difficult rounds, I doubt many team chefs would allow their drivers to take part!


I believe that this was the reason why KR joined Ferrari, he was given special rights to have his hobbies. And on the other hand, if something happens Ferrari is sure quick to find a replicement for KR. It does not look like he is irreplaceable.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:57

Well, last year he wanted to test the infamously homicidal Ducati MotoGP bike and that idea was nixed in about two seconds so apparently there are limits to how much danger is acceptable...

Edited by kismet, 30 June 2009 - 13:58.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 15:18

I believe that this was the reason why KR joined Ferrari, he was given special rights to have his hobbies. And on the other hand, if something happens Ferrari is sure quick to find a replicement for KR. It does not look like he is irreplaceable.

If Kimi hurt himself Ferrari would find a way to nting Alonso fast in :lol:

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 23:32

I'm really chuffed Kimi's driving the rally, but won't the other bloke in the car be talking to him in the corners?

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:11

I'm really chuffed Kimi's driving the rally, but won't the other bloke in the car be talking to him in the corners?


Thats the way rally works.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:21

I'm really chuffed Kimi's driving the rally, but won't the other bloke in the car be talking to him in the corners?

haha I don't think the other guy got it