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Pistonbroke 02-10-2008 07:04 PM

Focus wins Swedish Rally!
 
http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/0...rallyfocus.jpg

[cheers]

faster_than_u 02-10-2008 07:07 PM

good job on the win!!! thats a sweet pic too

trigun7469 02-11-2008 05:39 PM

that car looks really good.

G1515 02-11-2008 05:46 PM

Wow that's catching some air! I miss watching Rally on "Speed". Dam Speed Channel not covering Rally this year.

Patron 02-11-2008 05:46 PM

a high res pic would be killer for a desktop

PapoSwing 02-11-2008 05:55 PM

Quote:

I miss watching Rally on "Speed". Dam Speed Channel not covering Rally this year.
Tell me about it [chair] and i think its been more than a year 1/2 since they last transmitted WRC....

Pistonbroke 02-12-2008 12:17 AM

Unfortunately WRC isn't popular in N -America [like soccer]. Too bad. Some of the greatest drivers are in WRC ,,,,,,,,some of the greatest cars,, and some of the greatest races..[shameful]

Oni 02-13-2008 06:58 PM

Yep, Jari-Matti Latvala broke a new record by being the youngest driver to ever win a WRC rally. I remember after watching him last season that he would quickly become a threat or at least a formidable opponent but not this quickly (as Ford Team Boss Malcolm Wilson was surprised). Mikko Hirnoven took second with Gigi Gali taking the final podium spot in third for a Ford one, two, three. Mikko now leads the championship over Loeb. This season might turn out better than I thought if Loeb makes mistakes, and the competition gets closer to his level.

I have to admit, the last two years of the WRC were spectacular between Loeb and Gronholm.

Speed hasn't televised since 2005 as far as the WRC goes. I don't know if Speed is necessarily the one to blame here, but I am not completely certain. I think part of it also has to do with the FIA and Eurosport (as they were the ones providing the coverage that Speed would run).

Racing Underground

Check out that site if you want to find day to day coverage of the WRC events.

Oni 02-13-2008 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pistonbroke (Post 1968458)
Unfortunately WRC isn't popular in N -America [like soccer]. Too bad. Some of the greatest drivers are in WRC ,,,,,,,,some of the greatest cars,, and some of the greatest races..[shameful]

I have a lot of hope in Travis Pastrana to help bring coverage in some form to the States. He is after all running the PWRC this year.


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