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Rally Cataluyna WRC Spain

Post  Sal on Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:51 am

Shakedown underway

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Post  Sal on Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:03 am

Reason for Meeke's slow time on SD!

https://twitter.com/cicles7/status/657098789254221824?lang=en-gb

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Post  reeft1 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:29 pm

Thanks for the update. I note that Kubica is stepping down from WRC next year - must be the cost of repairs....
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Post  omer yetis on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:46 pm

I heard Kris saving his gravel tires for tonite's tarmac special stage but that video doesn't tell the same Smile
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Post  Sal on Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:11 am

Meeke in 5th after SS2 apparantley even with 3 minute gaps the dust is really bad. Kubica in 2nd though! Can only mean a Fiesta shaped hole somewhere in the Spanish countryside soon!

Looking at some of the pics and vids from yesterday looks like the Spanish fans are just as mad as ever...

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Post  Sal on Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:26 am

Kubica leading after SS4! Meeke down in 10th..

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Post  bmd on Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:14 pm

good steady day for kris, ended today in 5th..... Smile
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Post  reeft1 on Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:57 pm

Well i didnt predict that! Ogier tanks it on the last stage and Mikkelsen snatches a maiden WRC win. Latvala 2nd, then Sordo. Meeke 5th 2 secs behind his team mate.
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Post  newt5550 on Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:08 pm

Not a bad result. Even the best make mistakes Laughing
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Post  bmd on Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:33 pm

so he is human..........lack of concentration perhaps.....?
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Post  CDM on Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:55 pm

Photos from Rallye Spain 2015 last weekend.

I used to take loads of photos back in the 80s and 90s with decent equipment, but nowadays I can’t be bothered to lug all the gear around. So all these are taken on a pocket camera a Nikon Coolpix with a x8 zoom. I just play about and if anything good comes out I am quite pleased otherwise I bin them. These look OK though???

Very dusty and hot on the Shakedown and on Day 1 with no wind. Day 2 & 3 are on tarmac . Temperatures throughout were 20+. Easy FREE access for all stages, why do I want to go to pay and see Rally GB in the cold and wet?

We passed all the spectators clinging to the hills around the last stage as we headed for the finish. We didn’t know about all the drama with Ogier until we got to the finish.

All the cars look brilliant in tarmac spec The VWs were visibly quicker on most place we watched them and looked really good. Brilliant result for Mikkelssen and thoroughly deserved having played third fiddle to Ogier and Latvala for long enough. Fair play to the Norwegian fans and all their flags who cheered Mikkelssen to the rafters on the ramp, but also cheered all the other Scandinavian drivers and stayed to the very last car to cheer them in to. Not many would do that?



From Shakedown

























Day 1 Terra Alta stage very dusty
























Max Vatanen not having the best of rallies



Day 2 Tarmac but not good for the camera, lack of practice!!

Day 3 Tarmac much better… Pratdip or Brad Pit stage as drivers refer to it.













At the finish





Khalid al Qasimi



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Post  reeft1 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:12 pm

Great pics Chris
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Post  bmd on Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:24 pm

good stuff chris, brings back great memories of last years event which was my first wrc outside ireland..... Smile
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Post  Zeus on Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:59 pm

Nice pics Chris, may have to go one year
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Post  newt5550 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Great pic Chris. Looked a good event.
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Post  Ted Creedon on Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:44 pm

Fine pics, Chris. Not much wrong with that camera.
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Post  CDM on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:09 pm

Thanks for all the comments. Not bad for a £100 camera!!

For sure the good sunny weather helped in giving better depth of field.

Digital photos are not good at showing wheel movement but some of these show it very well.

Check out the Meeke & Osberg Citroens near the end of the photos. Each has a different wheel speed, very odd!!

Watched the ITV 4 coverage this evening and spotted myself on one corner and our group on two others.

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