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#51 DrProzac

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 20:03

pfff Małysz..

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#52 MadYarpen

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 20:28

he actually did quite well in last dakar;)

#53 DrProzac

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 20:35

Ok, maybe I'm not being fair (especially that if I was him I'd enjoy a similar retirement :) ). But still, come one.. IT was funny when he broke some off road speed record in Poland during crashing out, but it was a story in the media :)

Anyway, we'll see.

#54 kosmic33

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 22:18

But still, come one.. IT was funny when he broke some off road speed record in Poland during crashing out, but it was a story in the media :)

How do you do that exactly????

#55 DrProzac

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 22:47

Well, I may remember it wrong. But I guess he just braked way to late and rolled. If he did it properly, he wouldn't crash out but he probably wouldn't beat the "record" speed. If I'm wrong, correct me guys.

Anyway this is off topic ;)

I have no idea if the rumor about Robert's test is true, but I'm sure he is doing (or will be doing) a lot of testing, especially on gravel. So you can write "Robert is testing now" and the chance that you're right are probably quite high :)

#56 MadYarpen

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:02

looks like it is indeed:

https://twitter.com/...0034304/photo/1

Edited by MadYarpen, 11 March 2013 - 23:02.


#57 cravenciak

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:32

According to Top Gear Poland Robert will visit Warsaw this thursday.

Edited by cravenciak, 12 March 2013 - 09:57.


#58 Gemini

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:10

According to Top Gear Poland Robert will visit Warsaw this thursday.


he is going to be sponsored by Lotos

sure his visit is related to press conference about it tomorrow

#59 MadYarpen

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:22

Well it won't be orlen:
http://orlenteam.one...,wiadomosc.html

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#60 Gemini

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:24

Well it won't be orlen:
http://orlenteam.one...,wiadomosc.html



Ju just wrote abobe it will be Lotos. It's in todays business press (Puls Biznesu).

#61 MadYarpen

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:25

he is going to be sponsored by Lotos

sure his visit is related to press conference about it tomorrow

are there any details of this conference?

I'll check downstairs, but can you pm me with a scan? Don't know if there will be this newspaper there.

Edited by MadYarpen, 13 March 2013 - 12:26.


#62 Shiroo

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:25

Ok, maybe I'm not being fair (especially that if I was him I'd enjoy a similar retirement :) ). But still, come one.. IT was funny when he broke some off road speed record in Poland during crashing out, but it was a story in the media :)

Anyway, we'll see.

his result in way weaker car compared to top people in Dakar was quite good to be honest. Or even more than quite. Especially if we compare their experience

Edited by Shiroo, 13 March 2013 - 12:25.


#63 MadYarpen

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:28

Indeed, it was very good performance. He is a true sportsman, and whatever Polish media do can't change that. You can't deny even if you don't understand ski jumping (I don't get it either BTW;))

Anyway - http://www.pb.pl/303...alysz-z-orlenem

#64 EightGear

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 19:46

he is going to be sponsored by Lotos

sure his visit is related to press conference about it tomorrow



Way better publicity than with Kosciuszko at the moment for Lotos.

#65 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:05

press conference is at 11:45 or at 12 o'clock - f1zone.pl will provide a coverage of some sort, I guess in text.
Video stream at onet.pl and tvn24.pl I think.

Edited by MadYarpen, 14 March 2013 - 09:07.


#66 cravenciak

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:54

http://kubica.pl/

#67 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:10

Weird excitment I feel.
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#68 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:30

The car is there
https://www.facebook...mp;l=c02d081412



#69 cravenciak

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:32

I think it's just a graphics :p

#70 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:33

Whatever, we will see the livery i think;)

#71 wolviex

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:53

Whatever, we will see the livery i think;)



As to the livery I expect something similiar to present Lotos Rally cars:

http://wrc.lotosrall...jna_awaria_mini




#72 wolviex

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:01

Live:

http://eurosport.one...,wiadomosc.html

#73 Sarhan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:14

nice livery :)

#74 rentonB

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:17

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Robert toy for 2013

#75 thuGG

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:18

A bit boring livery and a bit Russian ;)

Edited by thuGG, 14 March 2013 - 11:30.


#76 cravenciak

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:26

http://oi49.tinypic.com/i6kors.jpg

"In Barcelona I could drive an F1 car with good pace even tomorrow, but in Monte Carlo it's almost impossible"

Edited by cravenciak, 14 March 2013 - 12:01.


#77 rentonB

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:06

Summary:

- Robert decided about his future after DTM test
- Hes going to participate in 11 raliies (7 WRC, 4 ERC)
- Aim for 2013 is to learn rallies
- He could drive F1 already in Barcelona but not in Monte Carlo streets
- Not abandoned F1 hopes but its not going to happen in 1-2 year ( :( )
- Robert is going to test in Circuits but not revealed what.

Edited by rentonB, 14 March 2013 - 12:07.


#78 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:07

My summary:

ROBERT WELCOME BACK!

It was great to see him.

Cant wait for the first rally:)

#79 cravenciak

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:14


Edited by cravenciak, 14 March 2013 - 12:14.


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#80 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:20

It is a nice clean livery, reminds me a little of last years citroen with so much white paint. I expected Ngine to be there though.
Fits the livery anyway:
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Edited by MadYarpen, 14 March 2013 - 12:24.


#81 InfectedPumpkin

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:45

Best of luck in rally to him!

#82 DrProzac

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 19:16

Good luck Robert.

his result in way weaker car compared to top people in Dakar was quite good to be honest. Or even more than quite. Especially if we compare their experience

Well, I'm not saying he did bad this year. I just can't stand the media story around it.

As I say I support Małysz in the sense that I would do more or less the same as my retirement if I were in his situation. I don't know it if were Dakar, but you know what I mean. So good luck for him. Though I wish that Orlen would sponsor some young, promising drivers instead.

Way better publicity than with Kosciuszko at the moment for Lotos.

He would be a bit better publicity if he had a reliable car.

- Not abandoned F1 hopes but its not going to happen in 1-2 year ( :( )

Didn't he say that there's a chance that in one or two years he will test on Hungaroring? Though in practice it's almost the same.

#83 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 19:25

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/106018

Why Autosport keeps running their old story? I mean, he announced WRC2 (7 rounds) + ERC (4) programme... :/

#84 rentonB

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 21:02

Didn't he say that there's a chance that in one or two years he will test on Hungaroring? Though in practice it's almost the same.

No someone mistranslated that. He said thats he will not able to come back in 1-2 years.

#85 cravenciak

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 21:16

He said thats he will not able to come back in 1-2 years.


Then I've seen another press conference. There was no such [radical] statement.

#86 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 21:22

It was something like "there is a light at the end of the tunnel, maybe not in a year, not in two - but later, who knows"

#87 Krr

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 21:40

In the same time he said he could drive F1 car even tommorow in barcelona and he wouldn't have any problem doing this, but on tracks like monaco it would be almost impossible at the moment.

In another interview he's saying that there are no plans made for 2014 because if somethig will happen that would allow him to go back where he is from, than he would not hesitate even 1/10 of a second. What's more, he also said he might be back to F1 sooner than most think, including himself, but he don't know if and when this will be possible just yet...

For those who speak polish, proof of what I wrote above:





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Posted 14 March 2013 - 21:57

http://eurosport.one...,wiadomosc.html

After the press conference, a journo asked Michal Baran the codriver, if he has seen the hand of Robert, he answered "I haven't seen your c*ck, this conversation is over."

#89 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 21:59

and polish media make a story of it. Funny.

#90 cravenciak

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 22:00

We're paying too much attention to this.

#91 MadYarpen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 22:03

Surely this year can be entertaining thanks to Maciek ;)

Edited by MadYarpen, 14 March 2013 - 23:54.


#92 DrProzac

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 23:18

I found it quite funny. He actually suggested that the "journo" is a big dick.

#93 FernuttonHulkkonen

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 16:34

http://robertscomeba...2013-movie.html

:clap:

#94 MaGiK

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:00

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

In the end of this interview Robert says that all he needs to return to F1 is car wider by 10 centimeters (4 inches).

#95 cravenciak

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:31

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#96 thuGG

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:54

Champion Hänninen tips Kubica to fly in ERC:
http://www.fiaerc.co..._medium=twitter

#97 cravenciak

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:21

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#98 MadYarpen

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:59

:clap: great to see him again! is this car chrome instead of white (not sure with my phone)?

#99 KTF1

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 13:09

It's fantastic that he's able to compete again, best of luck to him :) :D

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 13:38

is this car chrome?


Yup