look, i'm not pimping or anything, jsut want to continue spreading the rally love, and not sure if i am allowed to pimp my community out!!!
just posting to say i've put together a community for rally spectators to come together and send on little tidbits, advice, information to each other. you know helping each other out when going to see rallies, or meeting up as well.
So I've got a question for the maintainers here... Any chance that one can post about the WCRC/CRC events? I ask because I'll be marshalling four finishes and two starts (at two timing controls) at the Cochrane Rally of the Ranchlands, event #1 of the WCRC/CRC...
More than likely I'm not going to be able to get any spectacular shots because of the location of the control points as well as not owning a decent camera (yet, I'll have an SLR by the Rocky Mountain Rally in May to replace my "old" Panasonic LC33 that's full auto only with a 35-105 lens. >.<), but if I'm a blocker and not at the control point being evil (I mean working timing. ;) ) I should be able to get some decnet shots...
Just thought I'd ask. ^_^
EDIT: My bad, Cochrane is Event #1 for the WCRC (Western Canada Rally Championship), event #1 of the CRC was in Quebec. ;)
Damn, been awhile. If you haven't heard the news yet, Suzuki is moving up from the JWRC to the big show, with the Suzuki SX4 WRC, google it. It looks alot like the Fabia and the old focus WRC, but very aggressive, I like it.
With rumors floating around regarding David Lapworth's resignation from his current role within SWRT do you think this will have a positive or negative effect on this years championship campaign.
I've always liked Lapworth, and found him very approachable and generous in his attitude towards the fans, but with the current mess that they're in I'm hoping this will be the kick up the pants that they need to get Petter back on track.
Also, is it a sign that Prodrive are concentrating too much on their F1 dreams and have taken their eye off the ball?
Michael Park, one of the top co-drivers of his generation, has died as a result of injuries sustained on an accident on the final leg of Wales Rally GB. As co-driver to Estonian Markko Martin, 'Beef', as Park was affectionately known, enjoyed considerable success with the Estonian during three seasons at Ford before joining Peugeot for 2005.
Park - a rally enthusiast since the age of 10 - gained experience with some of Britain's top talents. He worked with former world champions Richard Burns and Colin McRae as a gravel note expert while co-driving for both David Higgins and Mark Higgins in the British national series. His big break, however, came when he teamed up with emerging Estonian Markko Martin as a privateer pairing in a Toyota Corolla for the 2000 World Rally Championship season.
After a string of impressive performances the pair were signed up by Subaru for 2001, before moving to Ford, where they evolved into one of the leading driver/co-driver combinations in the WRC. In 2003 they took two rally victories, in Greece and Finland, and improved on that figure with three wins in 2004.
The pair were lying fourth in this season's title race after securing four podiums in a season dominated by Citroen's Sebastien Loeb. Their performances had been instrumental in Peugeot's challenge for the manufacturer's championship, with the team lying six points behind French rivals Citroen.
Michael is survived by wife Marie and children William and Victoria. wrc.com sends its condolences to Michael's friends and family.
I'm sure Chris has a rule against this (let me know), but I have a WRX that needs a good home. It is very much looking like the 2001 WRC that Solberg drove, excepting the front strakes you see were taken off for fear of rubbing them. Look at my icon, that's the car. No photo hosting yet, but email if you are interested for pictures.
Are we soon going to have the case when a driver retires on the first stage of leg 1, retires again on the first stage of leg 2, yet because of because of Super Rally rules, still wins the event?
Hamed Al Wahaibi sets a time on stage 4 that is three minutes slower than the guys who are sitting in the service area. How on earth is it fair that someone who finishes a stage is penalised more than someone who doesn't even attempt it?
By my calculation, PG Andersson is only one point off the championship lead, and yet hasn't finished an actual event, relying on SuperRally to get him through. Now, PG is just playing the rules, so don't have a problem with him, but shouldn't the best be able to finish an event?