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Discussion in 'General' started by Miku, 7 Aug 2003.

  1. Miku

    Miku New Member

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    Day 1

    It promises to be a great rally. 1 stage is driven today (thursday).
    So far the only drivers on the stage are Armin Schwartz and Didier Auriol. Will have more news soon.

    Comments welcome

    Colin McRae set the fastest stage time so far.Auriol +3,5 sec, Schwartz +2,0 sec

    Duval on the stage. He's the fastest... Colin losing 0.4 secs

    Märtin and gardemeister on stage...Märtin fastest through the stage so far

    Loix and...Jussi Välimäki(who tha...) on the stage

    Mäkinen and sainz have also found their way to the stage...Both losing time to Märtin

    Hirvonen and Solberg...Both slower than Märtin

    Rovanperä and Loéb on stage...Also slower

    Grönholm&Burns..Nope, they couldn't do it. Märtin wins the first stage:D

    k, comments now! Im gonna keep bothering you with the latest WRC news tomorrow so watch out!:D
     
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  2. Miku

    Miku New Member

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    So the leaderboard:
    1. M MÄRTIN 1:18.6

    2. M GRÖNHOLM +0.4

    3. P SOLBERG +0.6

    4. F DUVAL +0.7

    5. S LOEB +0.8

    6. R BURNS +0.9

    7. H ROVANPERÄ +0.9

    8. C MCRAE +1.1
     
  3. -Rx-

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    Oh nice one, cheers for the head up.... normally miss the TV coverage cause i forget its on :grr:
     
  4. Miku

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    OOH, interest:D I had stopped because there didnt seem to be any interest. Guess i can continue now:D
    So 7 stages driven
    4 stages won by M.Märtin/M.Park ( 1 stage tied with Grönholm)
    3 Stages won by Grönholm/T Rautiainen
    1 stage won by R. Burns/R Reid
    3 stages to go: Jukojärvi 2, Kruununpera 2, Killeri 2
    The gaps are very short
    Leaderboard:
    1. M GRÖNHOLM 47:11.8

    2. M MÄRTIN +2.4

    3. R BURNS +16.3

    4. C MCRAE +38.1

    5. P SOLBERG +38.9

    6. C SAINZ +41.3

    7. S LOEB +1:04.3

    8. T MÄKINEN +1:04.5

    9. J TUOHINO +1:08.9

    10. J PYKÄLISTÖ +1:09.6
    Grönholm and Märtin have given a nice fight. It will get very very very interesting. A rally you just have to watch
     
  5. Miku

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    Ok, this is really tight! Märtin has snatched the lead from Grönholm back!:D One stage to go today. Märtin has now won 6 stages including the stage that was tied.
     
  6. Miku

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    End of day 1

    So, day 1 is completed. Here are the results:
    1. M MÄRTIN 1:08:16.5

    2. M GRÖNHOLM +2.6

    3. R BURNS +24.2

    4. C MCRAE +49.3

    5. P SOLBERG +50.2

    6. C SAINZ +56.7

    7. S LOEB +1:21.9

    8. T MÄKINEN +1:39.5
     
  7. -Rx-

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    Saw day one on tele last night (well, sorta day 2 i suppose...) love the onboard shots of them doing 120mph over blind crests!!

    Makes me want to go rallying again, was so much fun doing it for real :THUMB:

    Think you should tell your man Marko to cool down a little..... dont know if you saw but he had 2 BIG incedents yesturday, looked well over 100mph, sliding perpendicular to the road!! Pulled out of it both times though, and set the stage fastest times! :hip: :clap:
     
  8. Miku

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    Yes i saw those moments. I dont know if those 10000 estonians who went to finland for this rally would like to see Markko cooling down.

    It's been a very nervous day today. Grönholm has retired. McRae has got a penalty. Markko's having trouble with his car. Its in service. And YES! Markko got the car out of the service. The problem may be solved and may not be solved. It was an electrical problem, that's for sure.

    So the leaderboard with 2 stages to go:
    1. M MÄRTIN 2:02:48.4

    2. R BURNS +13.1

    3. C SAINZ +1:06.5

    4. P SOLBERG +1:12.8

    5. C MCRAE +1:35.0

    6. S LOEB +1:49.6

    7. T MÄKINEN +2:23.1

    8. J TUOHINO +2:54.7

    9. S LINDHOLM +3:09.7

    10. J PYKÄLISTÖ +3:33.4

    It LOOKS like Markko's electrical problems are over for now; he won the stage Moksi- Leustu and increased his lead over Burns to 16,8 seconds.

    McRae pushed too hard and rolled over, badly. But he and the co-drriver are OK. With this stunt, Colin prolly lost any chance in continuing in Citroen next year

    One stage to , bye for now

    Ok, bad luck hit Burns on the last stage. Samé thing that bothered Grönholm. The wheelbearing. He lost a full minute. He is still in the 2.nd plce though. And Märtin safe n' sound in front of him with 1 minute 13 seconds. The fight between places 2-3-4 is very tight.

    One of the funniest press conferences though:D Solberg at 4.th place was in the conference also cuz the gaps were so tight

    Can Solberg's private fans match the army of Markko Märtin's fans here in Finland?
    Solberg: Well Markkos fans are good fans. They dont only cheer for Markko, they also cheer for the other drivers. I think the Solberg fans are still on the stages cause i saw quite a lot of norway flags on the stages
    Burns: Yea the Soberg fans are still at the stages. They're too drunk to get out of there
    :hehe:
    Solberg:Ok, now i gotta say something back...You know ´I think i saw 2 burn's fans on the stages. one was holding the english flag and the other one was showing this(shows middle finger) with his hand!
    :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:
     
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  9. Miku

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    MARKKO MÄRTIN HAS WON HIS SECOND RALLY IN FINLAND

    MARKKO DID IT!

    Solberg second, burns third. /me goes celebrating
     
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    PMSL at Solberg winding Burnsy up, that was sooo funny !
     
  11. -Rx-

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    Lol!

    Saw the repeat on EuroSport last night (always busy on sundays, always miss the rallying :grr: )

    Big :clap: for the top 3!
     
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