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#2301 Marbles

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 16:30

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Thank you very much for posting that. I've got a grin so big I'm in danger of having my head split in two. This is just amazing!

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#2302 thuGG

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 16:32

I wonder which rally they mean. I November there's only two big rallies.This year's last WRC round in Spain on asphalt, and an IRC race in Cyprus, but that's on gravel. As far as I know, he has no experience on the latest. Whatever, I'm happy he's back racing and enjoying it.


The sentence you highlighted doesn't imply that the big rally will be in November.

#2303 MadYarpen

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 16:35

lets wait till tommorow, it will be in przegląd sportowy probably

Edited by MadYarpen, 30 September 2012 - 16:37.


#2304 Zoetrope

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 16:38

People saying F1 drivers should not rally. At least he will keep the trophies unlike Hamilton :rotfl:

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 16:59

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#2306 beefree88

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 17:27

The sentence you highlighted doesn't imply that the big rally will be in November.

It claims he gets behind the wheel in November, so I guess earlier ones are not options

#2307 Muppetmad

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 17:31

It claims he gets behind the wheel in November, so I guess earlier ones are not options


The wheel of what though? It doesn't specify. I think we'll just have to wait and see.

#2308 beefree88

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 17:31

People saying F1 drivers should not rally. At least he will keep the trophies unlike Hamilton :rotfl:

I think Robert would still trade positions. Let's hope he'll have the chance to hold up a trophy in F1 be that one he can keep or not

#2309 beefree88

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 17:34

The wheel of what though? It doesn't specify. I think we'll just have to wait and see.

Wheel of whatever.The point is if it's true, than no earlier than November

#2310 MaGiK

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 17:46

Translation from interview (sorry for grammar, english is not my native language)

"We had fun. The team did really great job, i did a bit worse because i made a mistake with tyre choice.
Im satisfied because i drove over 120 kilometers in difficult conditions and kept good pace.
Theres still long way ahead of me but it shows that it might be not as long as i thought earlier"


Edit. some footage from rally.

Edited by MaGiK, 30 September 2012 - 17:49.


#2311 muramasa

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 17:46

It is the most positive thing I've seen this week, this photo. Got tears in my eyes for a second :blush: :blush:

I'm with ya :) it put smile on me

and cheers me up, how amazing!


#2312 korzeniow

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 17:58

Translation from interview (sorry for grammar, english is not my native language)

"We had fun. The team did really great job, i did a bit worse because i made a mistake with tyre choice.
Im satisfied because i drove over 120 kilometers in difficult conditions and kept good pace.
Theres still long way ahead of me but it shows that it might be not as long as i thought earlier"


Edit. some footage from rally.


Thanks for posting :up: Good stuff

#2313 EightGear

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 18:00

There has been talk he will do the Condroz Rally in Belgium, which is in November. First Motorsport have already entered a Subaru S12 for Frenchman Eric Brunson.
The level of competition there will be a bit higher than in Italy this weekend.

#2314 MadYarpen

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 18:04

There has been talk he will do the Condroz Rally in Belgium, which is in November. First Motorsport have already entered a Subaru S12 for Frenchman Eric Brunson.
The level of competition there will be a bit higher than in Italy this weekend.

But team boss denied that, saying it is impossible. But who knows.

#2315 BRG

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 19:14

Strong, talented drivers or not - doesn't matter. One way or another they're pro drivers, fighting for IRC Italian Championship, with newer cars then old Subaru.

Kubica did very well indeed, but you don't need to embellish it.

No-one was fighting for the IRC or the Italian Rally Championship - this rally is not a round of either, and none of those drivers are contenders anyway. This was a small local rally with some decent drivers but I doubt if any of them are 'pros'. Strictly clubmans stuff. But still an excellent performance by RK.

#2316 cravenciak

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 20:10

@BRG

It was IRC - International Rally Cup. It's definitely not a "local rally", but round of very important rally series in Italy, just after Campionato Italiano Rally.

http://www.ircup.it/...IRC2012_ass.pdf


#2317 EightGear

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 20:46

IRC is usually referred to as Intercontinental Rally Challenge. I think this caused the confusion.

#2318 kosmic33

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 21:14

@BRG

It was IRC - International Rally Cup. It's definitely not a "local rally", but round of very important rally series in Italy, just after Campionato Italiano Rally.

http://www.ircup.it/...IRC2012_ass.pdf

Dont be fooled by its name, the International Rally Cup is not an important series in Italy, the only one is the Italian Rally Championship.
The IRC you speak of is essentially a championship that allows for gentleman drivers compete in their World Rally Cars (which arent allowed on cost grounds in the Italian Rally Championship)

#2319 FerrariAlonso

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 21:39

What kind of a rally was it? I don't really know the other competitors. Are they any good?
BTW I am very glad to see him back in the car. I hope he doesn't rush too much, just keep the recovery at a healthy speed.

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#2320 SCUDmissile

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 22:05

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I can't tell you how great it is to see this. Thank you. I hope he can return to F1 one day.

#2321 Dino2000

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 22:38

I'm really, really pleased with these news. Congratilations, Robert!!!!! To see you with the trophy and so big a grin is priceless!

If Algersuari comes back to a race team, who thinks Robert could be Pirelli F1 test driver for 2013?

#2322 MadYarpen

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:47

I'm really, really pleased with these news. Congratilations, Robert!!!!! To see you with the trophy and so big a grin is priceless!

If Algersuari comes back to a race team, who thinks Robert could be Pirelli F1 test driver for 2013?

all depends on his elbow, hopefully rehab will help. As for now it is impossible. And if his elbow is fine, even if algersuari is their test driver, Rob can get this job I think;)

Edited by MadYarpen, 01 October 2012 - 05:52.


#2323 InfectedPumpkin

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:39

http://www.tvn24.pl/...smy,279847.html

"Przede mną jeszcze długa droga do przebycia, ale to wszystko pokazuje, że może nie jest aż tak długa, jak wcześniej myślałem"

"In front of me is still a long way to go, but it all shows that this road is not as long as previously thought"

#2324 MadYarpen

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:00

http://www.tvn24.pl/...smy,279847.html

"Przede mną jeszcze długa droga do przebycia, ale to wszystko pokazuje, że może nie jest aż tak długa, jak wcześniej myślałem"

"In front of me is still a long way to go, but it all shows that maybe this road is not as long as previously thought"


;)


#2325 bkfman

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:15

Any on-board videos?


#2326 cravenciak

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:43

Not yet, but we can expect one.

#2327 rs2

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:08

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[conspiracy theory mode ON]
It's just me or First Motorsport logo (F1RST on the rear wing looks like "F1 ReSTart"?
[conspiracy theory mode OFF]

Very good driving, would be nice to see Robert as a Ford factory driver if he can't do F1 comeback.

Edited by rs2, 01 October 2012 - 15:10.


#2328 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:34

[conspiracy theory mode ON]
It's just me or First Motorsport logo (F1RST on the rear wing looks like "F1 ReSTart"?
[conspiracy theory mode OFF]

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Slowly take off the tin foil hat, I think you're seeing things :lol: , but I like the thinking.

Very good driving, would be nice to see Robert as a Ford factory driver if he can't do F1 comeback.

I hope he does enter WRC full-time as he'd be the kind of driver to inject some new life and interest back in the series.

#2329 EightGear

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:40

People, please. No way in the world he will be a factory driver in WRC anytime soon. Have you thought about the fact 9 out of 13 events are held on gravel?

#2330 Myrvold

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:48

I would also like to see RK in WRC. But, again - no way he is getting a factory ride. It's the Kimi-way or no way I think. After all, a guy like Petter Solberg, is driving for free this year.

#2331 cravenciak

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 17:56

Onboard (short clip):

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

#2332 bkfman

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 18:41

thanks!


#2333 MadYarpen

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 19:58

http://sport.tvp.pl/...ajdowym/8677638

:up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

#2334 thuGG

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 20:00

The same but youtube:


#2335 MadYarpen

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:05

Do you have an impression that Robert looks younger and healthier with every rally?

#2336 korzeniow

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:48

Do you have an impression that Robert looks younger and healthier with every rally?

He certainly looks bolder and bolder :)

#2337 ForeverF1

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:58

He certainly looks bolder and bolder :)

Let's hope that he does not hit one. (boulder)

#2338 RedOne

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 22:06

I don't know what he is saying, but just listening to his voice and looking at his body language, he looks very relaxed, and more comfortable with himself than when we first saw him on camera.

His confidence is no doubt growing everytime he steps in the car, I hope his arm continues to make progress so he can carry on moving forward. :up:

Edited by RedOne, 01 October 2012 - 22:09.


#2339 F.M.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 22:13

F1 Kubica Fan‏@F1KubicaFan

In an interview with TVP Sport #Kubica admits that for now we won't see him in a #Rally car anymore, as bigger things waiting ahead! #F1


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#2340 ForeverF1

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 22:20

F1 Kubica Fan‏@F1KubicaFan

In an interview with TVP Sport #Kubica admits that for now we won't see him in a #Rally car anymore, as bigger things waiting ahead! #F1

LMP1,2 or GT?. Whichever, I think he will be awesome.

#2341 alecc

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 23:47

F1 Kubica Fan‏@F1KubicaFan

In an interview with TVP Sport #Kubica admits that for now we won't see him in a #Rally car anymore, as bigger things waiting ahead! #F1


If it's the interview with TVP Sport that is above linked by MadYarpen, he says only that he won't be in a Rally car next month because he will focus on rehab, nothing about "bigger things" was said.

#2342 ForeverF1

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 23:55

If it's the interview with TVP Sport that is above linked by MadYarpen, he says only that he won't be in a Rally car next month because he will focus on rehab, nothing about "bigger things" was said.

Damn, I was hoping to see Robert in another series if his injuries prevented (at the moment) a return to F1.

#2343 MadYarpen

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:41

Damn, I was hoping to see Robert in another series if his injuries prevented (at the moment) a return to F1.

I will check this quote out today, if I have time at work. TVP journalist was there for the whole rally, maybe it was said somewhere else.

#2344 InfectedPumpkin

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:44

Anyway he seems to be more relaxed about his future :D

#2345 zawisza

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:51

Robert: "No need getting excited now [after win]. Still hard work ahead."

Edit: "As far as my hand is concerned there are no bigger limits while driving THIS car [Subaru Impreza]"

Edited by zawisza, 02 October 2012 - 09:59.


#2346 wingwalker

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:43

I will check this quote out today, if I have time at work. TVP journalist was there for the whole rally, maybe it was said somewhere else.




I think people are simply jumping to conclusions and/or reading misleading translations of what he said.

#2347 MadYarpen

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:11

Looks like something else:


Agnieszka Koszmider
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@MadYarpen @TROJKAdaMalecki podobno że Robert nie powiedział tego TVP a fanom... coś mi się obiło o oczy że to na forum Subaru pisali

"It is said that Robert didn't say that to TVP, but to his fans... I think I have seen, that it was written on subaru discussion board"



It is rare that rumour has less serious sources;)

#2348 MadYarpen

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:19

More details:
@MadYarpen @TROJKAdaMalecki fanom powiedział, że jeszcze 2 starty planuje, a organizatorom że za rok planuje być gdzie indziej
@MadYarpen @TROJKAdaMalecki tak bardziej szczegółowo mówiąc
@MadYarpen @TROJKAdaMalecki to na forum Subaru pisali kibice
#Robert #Kubica podobno planuje wystartować w Rally Como (15-17.11.2012), a tydzień później w Rally du Var.
Organizatorom rajdu Bassano (którzy zapytali Roberta, czy w przyszłym roku również wystartuje w rajdzie)...
...Kubica powiedział, że "za rok planuje być już gdzie indziej."

He said to his fans that he plans two more start, and to rally organizers he said that in a year he plans to be somewhere else. It was written on subaru forub by fans.
He plans Rally Como (15-17.11) and Rally do Var
To organizers, whe asked whether he will come back next year, he said he plans to be already somewhere else.


Now I'm searching this subaru forum;)

#2349 MadYarpen

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:28

I found it, on one of subaru forums. Guys there don't want me to post links here, their decision.

Edited by MadYarpen, 02 October 2012 - 12:47.


#2350 wolviex

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:48

Do you have an impression that Robert looks younger and healthier with every rally?


I don't know. I think he clearly looks depressed :lol:

https://www.youtube....NpARIxYXo#t=87s