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Fiestas are brilliant.....

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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 05, 2015 08:59AM
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I can't find it now, but I think they said someting about the guy in third, by 30 seconds?, hitting an insane wahl dust and catching the car ahead, even with 3 minute windows, and not being able to get by.

How does one end up in a scenario where they're behind someone who they are THREE MINUTES faster than? Usually by a mistake of their own doing.

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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 05, 2015 10:09AM
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How does one end up in a scenario where they're behind someone who they are THREE MINUTES faster than? Usually by a mistake of their own doing.
Anders

From what I heard, the 'slower' car was faster before the reseed, but struggled through that stage with broken suspension and legitimately didn't see the car behind them. I know there is some sort of 'tough shit' rule in rally, but I also understand that RallySafe would have allowed the faster car to let the slower car know they had caught them.
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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 05, 2015 10:12AM
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How does one end up in a scenario where they're behind someone who they are THREE MINUTES faster than? Usually by a mistake of their own doing.
Anders

From what I heard, the 'slower' car was faster before the reseed, but struggled through that stage with broken suspension and legitimately didn't see the car behind them. I know there is some sort of 'tough shit' rule in rally, but I also understand that RallySafe would have allowed the faster car to let the slower car know they had caught them.

There have been plenty of times where the person knew but chose not to move.
One of my favorite videos is Wimpeys catching and eventuallyt bumping an Evo. Google it...



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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 05, 2015 10:46AM
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There have been plenty of times where the person knew but chose not to move.
One of my favorite videos is Wimpeys catching and eventuallyt bumping an Evo. Google it...
Cool vid. Great driving.
I wonder how much a VW windshiled is?
I wonder how much people will spend to get 3 sec/mile increase in speed?
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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 07, 2015 05:33PM
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There have been plenty of times where the person knew but chose not to move.
One of my favorite videos is Wimpeys catching and eventuallyt bumping an Evo. Google it...

So I finally watched that vid .... posted it here.






So I'm wondering if the guy in the Evo had a mechanical issue, or if he's just on a Sunday Drive.




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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 07, 2015 05:54PM
He's got a few years of results on the RA website to browse
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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 15, 2015 11:20AM
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There have been plenty of times where the person knew but chose not to move.
One of my favorite videos is Wimpeys catching and eventuallyt bumping an Evo. Google it...

So I finally watched that vid .... posted it here.






So I'm wondering if the guy in the Evo had a mechanical issue, or if he's just on a Sunday Drive.




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The O'Leary are always great fun to rally with and in the past had generally been producing stage times just a bit slower or just a bit faster than us in the Golf at most events. But, they got rid of their right-hand-drive EVO-5 and then drove this EVO-X at a few events at about their normal pace maybe just a bit slower than before....

I talked with John at the end of this stage to see if they had a flat tire or other mechanical and he was really surprised that we caught him and that he felt he was driving his normal pace. He had no idea we were behind him even when we bumped him, he thought the car had popped out of gear. Cost us about a minute on that stage, maybe more.

BTW< there are two different cameras' videos of that on youtube. One has intercom audio....



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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 15, 2015 03:47PM
Here is the other angle for that video







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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 15, 2015 06:55PM
I mean seriously. Wot da fuq?



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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
June 15, 2015 11:03PM
Train horns will save rally!
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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
July 20, 2015 04:46PM
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Interesting thread, and on a first watch of the video, all I thought was how good the red Escort looked and how terrible those Group N R4 spec Evos sound.

I understood the Subaru off beat noise was down to the unequal length exhaust manifold design.

As soon as the WRC regs changed for 1997, and bespoke non production designs came in, the Boxer engine sound became more of a homogenous buzz, along with all the other cars.

I'm not sure how the USA Subarus are specced though as I don't know the regs StatesidI've watched a lot of Subarus and for my money, there are proper cars and half baked club cars. The latr are competent and I've no doubt the drivers are quite happy with their cost effective chariots. But foru outright spectacle, and the sound of a proper engine that communicates with its audience like a BDA does, don't dismiss a pre-97 Group A works Prodrive Subaru!



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I Love the boxer rumble. sounds awesome. yes its due to unequal header length ( inefficiency )

but hey... Can't argue with results ... oh wait, unless the results are something subjective like "does this sound good , to you?" lol

Are you sure its not the bizarre firing order???

I've driven plenty of cars with un-equal header length but normal 1-3-4-2 firing order, they didn't sound like that.

I don't know----and I build engines...Are you sure?


This Impreza is a crock of. WRC engine inside a GC8. Wrong, wrong... but the warble has gone thumbs up









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Re: Fiestas are brilliant.....
September 04, 2015 01:26PM
GTF with your fookin Soobaroos in my Fiesta thread, and stick your watercooled flat four piss up your ass!! hot smiley

Let's get the Fiesta vibe back on track with this. thumbs up







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