Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

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Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 27 Feb, 2010 7:28 pm

Guys I expect I'm the only one who is really into rallying this year but having gone onto the Mexican Rally website there a fantastic download...

It's a Google Earth map of all the stages...

Now I'm not going (poo!!) but looking at what the map shows by way of info I'll be following Kimi every step (if that's the right word) of the way on every stage...

Hurrah...

But it does make me want to go!!....

This is the site if you are interested...

http://www.rallymexico.com/home.php
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby Mac » Sat 27 Feb, 2010 9:00 pm

Cat, I think it's great that your following rallying, and I for one will enjoy reading your posts. It's difficult to find time to watch WRC as well as F1 and MotoGp but I would if I could.

Nothing like seeing it live though

Rally GB is brilliant (well it was when I last went)

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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sun 28 Feb, 2010 12:49 pm

Thanks Mac...

Mexico is 6 hours behind so if you feel so inclined it'll be live timing etc up to about 10pm next Friday and Saturday and they'll be stuff on Sunday too...

And Motors and Dave also have coverage (albeit not live)....

I will be looking to see if it is being live streamed anywhere....
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby Kop Alonso » Sun 28 Feb, 2010 9:11 pm

I didnt know Cat was folowing rallying ...I thought she was stalking following Kimi ...

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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 9:37 am

Not in close attendance this weekend KA...

However I will be extending my Finnish vocab by learning the last few comments here...



Funnily enough they were expunged from the wrc summary of the day...

I wonder why...

I will now have to keep an eye on Jari Matti instead...
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby Kop Alonso » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 9:43 am

I just read this ...before coming on here ...

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81882
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:03 am

Rallying currently on Dave and Motors....
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:16 am

An update for Day 1 of Mexico...

Mikko Hirvonen suffered as the road sweeper of the day courtesey of winning in Sweden....

He finished in 6th with his wingman Jari Matti Latvala in 5th and as it's dustier and dirtier today (Saturday) that may help him....

The leader is in a Citroen and it's not Seb Loeb but Petter Solberg...

Second is not Loeb or even the main Ciroen team driver Sordo... it's Seb Ogier, seen by many as the heir apparent to Loeb and that could mean watch out Dani for next year...

Mr Loeb is 3rd and Sordo 4th...
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:26 am

What of Kimi well....

SS1 he hit a rock on the road and damaged his steering... still came in 10th...

Watching split times on SS2 Kimi started but no times.... the car had stopped... they worked out it was fuel pump and after a frustrating 25-30 mins located an electrical lead that had come detatched... fixed it and carried on.. but now a long way behind...

SS3 amazingly Kimi was 7th... yes 7th...

SS4 a street section he was =4th with Sordo.... FANTASTIC...

Then back to SS1 again this time as SS5 and 8th....

SS6 (SS2 the first time) and 9th....

Then the fateful SS7 (SS3) and he was in 5th at the last split and then had a little off...

Poo....

Shame the car is too wrecked to continue....

Get the man an ice cream... he was doing better than expected with no practice on gravel....

On to Jordan where I will cheer him on...
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby Kop Alonso » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:28 am

I must say I am very impressed with Ken Block running around 9th-10th in his first WRC event , I always thought the Guy was all flash & no subtance ...so far he is proving me wrong ...

Now Peter Solberg is running first on the road he will be acting as a "gravel sweeper" for the rest of the field so I would anticipate his stay at the top of the leader board being a short one .....Loeb looks handily placed in 3rd waiting to pounce...

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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:34 am

Block seems to be coming in safe and steady making the most of his experience...

The odd good result when those above have problems ....

I expect he'll end up 9th now Kimi's out....
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:36 am

The Motors coverage on now is helpful and enables you to get a feel for the tough conditions....
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:44 am

Mr Block on Motors talking about how Americans need to get into rallying but it doesn't get the exposure....

He rightly says "Americans like watching Americans"....

Shame that USF1 didn't see it through isn't it....
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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby Kop Alonso » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:54 am

The only Rally driver I can recall from the states was John Buffum who always ran a privateer quattro....

It would help if the States had their own WRC or IRC event the last one was the Olympus Rally in 86 ran in Washington State...




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Re: Following Kimi in Mexico without a sombrero...

Postby LadySnowcat » Sat 06 Mar, 2010 5:08 pm

Well it looks like American interest will wane as Mr Block has broken his suspension and went out on the first Saturday stage...

As has Sordo.... broken wishbone and....

Matt Wilson who left the track by going straight on rather than taking a corner, ended in a ditch with only 1 wheel on the ground...

However, no one has beaten 6 rolls yet....

Except (sort of) Mr Loeb who is on a roll, has put in two storming stages and is past Petter who isn't relishing his road sweeping duties...

Mikko and Jari Matti are catching up... everyone but Mr Loeb...
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