my tips.. Rally France seems to be coming a good one .
Also seeing Muller in a C4WRC will be cool.. in the end at first he was meant to drive a Xsara and we have to remember that he has excellent results on rallying like a win at French national serie when the serie still was very competitive. Also he has an awesome record at Andros Ice Race Trophy so rally car shouldnt be a prob,even when it was that at RoC .
One surprise could be F.Turan with 307WRC too as he was at Bulgaria. Still I think that this time his old car may prove to be too much of a challenge to come through. Fighting with other Ford boys still shouldnt.
Quite an expected first day.. too bad that Petter dropped a bit on the standings but he will pass JML quite easily tomorrow. Ford´s are just so much slower at the tarmac than Citroen´s . Also I´m very disappointed for driving of Mikko. After the huge roll in Finland he has been far of beeing himself. If the season was bad to that point,now it has turned into more awful. I just hope that in Hirvonen´s case he will be able to return. There are just too many examples who after huge rolls has lost a lot of speed and havent never reached their old level.
Ok its not a rally car and as the discussion on the boards has been quite,decided to link it for here anyway. On Paris motor show it looks like that also the Audi Quattro is to be bringed back to life. Just like Lancia did a while ago with Delta and stratos example.
It also looks like that Championship is pretty done now.. Loeb leads and Ogier dropped to 7th if I dont remember wrong. Its a bit sad how with superally you can be so high but probably the next years WRC will change even this a bit.
Good rally so far. a very nice amount of spectators but the dirty roads if nothing else gives a bit complaining. It just isnt so fair for runners behind. Then again the roads are like Monte and I was laughing a lot when to my head came an idea about Monte Carlo at summer
Citroen still very dominant.. Ford´s are just behind.
... and now its a sure thing that Loeb has won his 7th title and Citroen is very close on taking the manufacturers title. Okey both titles has been pretty sure a long time already but I think Citroen just was clearly better team this year.
It will be interesting to see how Citro with do with the DS3 next year. Loeb has done a great job this year, and he doesn't have much pressure from now on; althought it would of been a much better year if it had come down to as it had last year. I think that last year was truely one of full of surprises. This year, I can only see two things that have surprised me the most: 1. The Ford team is having a very difficult year, the car is not up to par. 2. How Petter has been consistantly putting pressure on Ogier, Sordo and Loeb. That said, this rally was fun and the C4 dominated from day 1. It was great to see how Petter kept up to pace even with his off, and especially keeping the Fords behind him. I admit I was scared for a few moments, but it became clear that Petter would end up on the podium. Also I am surprised of the tipping results!