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Post  Sal the 2nd on Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:00 pm

The new era begins!

Cars look and sound edgy and the Monte crowds look just as unruly as ever...

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Re: Monte 2017

Post  CDM on Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:25 pm

Ogier fastest in shakedown with Meeke way down.

Mikkelsen second fastest

http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/january-2017/monte-shakedown/page/4217--12-12-.html

Meeke was being careful not to use/waste the snow tyres down on the lower stages, expecting more snow and ice higher up. They only have a limited amount of tyres so once used they are gone.

As Chris says the start of a new era...

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Re: Monte 2017

Post  reeft1 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:50 am

Extremely sad news - a spectator has been confirmed killed on the first stage following an incident with Haddon's car. Haddon rolled his vehicle but at this stage its far too soon to speculate on the cause of the incident and tragic loss of life.
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Re: Monte 2017

Post  bmd on Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:56 am

aye, sad start to the new era indeed.....
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Re: Monte 2017

Post  bmd on Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:10 pm

meekes rally over, been a disaster start to finish....looking good for m-sport now
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Re: Monte 2017

Post  bmd on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:51 am

available free online here...

https://www.redbull.tv/event/AP-1K1ATXB1W1W11/fia-world-rally-championship-2017/2017?&utm_term=wrc&gclid=CNjSu6-q1dECFYg-GwodwWUMqA&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google
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Re: Monte 2017

Post  reeft1 on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:04 am

Cheers Billy
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Re: Monte 2017

Post  reeft1 on Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:47 pm

Ogier wins - dream start for M-Sport only slightly spoilt by engine problems for Tanak dropping him to third. Hyundai look the pick of the bunch so far but Ogiers extra 5% will keep him close to them. All cars bar Citroen look pretty evenly matched which is bizarre given Citroen took a year out to develop their 2017 car - i suspect they will be disappointed.


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Re: Monte 2017

Post  bmd on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:54 pm

agreed paul.....nice to see a toyota on the podium after such a gap, but hopefully the differences will be so small to keep us guessing each event....early days....
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Re: Monte 2017

Post  CDM on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:27 am

Thanks to Billys link to the Red Bull TV I managed to see all the action. I know Mark Webber has Red Bull connections but why do TV companies persist in having a F1/GP driver as the expert analyst?

Amazing result for Toyota, way better than they expected.

Also for the performance of Elfyn Evans, Craig Breen and for Ford

Bad luck for Hyundai all round and for Ott Tanak - brillant skillls over the last few stages and a massive slide thru the finish on the last stage perked him up a bit

Despite wining Ogier didnt totally dominate, not winning every stage. But its back to the oldest quote in motor sport - To Finish First You First Have To Finish

Bring on Sweden..

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Re: Monte 2017

Post  bmd on Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:34 pm

no probs at all chris...
yeah webber seems a right bloke but surely they could have found a rally driver or co-driver.......ah well....sponsors rule the roost as usual I guess...
anyway, hoping meeke can have better result in Sweden... Rolling Eyes
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Re: Monte 2017

Post  turn the wheel on Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:13 pm

Im waiting to see what JOB writes about this years trip ????????????

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