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Post by rah » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:34 am

Well it looks as though Loeb has sewn up the championship. The big news is that Chris Atkinson got his first podium in the rally of Japan. He competed in this rally last year which gave him a little bit more confidence.

The 25 year old is the second Aussie to get a podium finish in the WRC ever. The last was Ross Dunkerton who placed third in Rally New Zealand in 1992.

There are big things ahead for this boy. It is only his first season in the WRC.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:41 pm

My understanding is that he had to produce a high finish in this rally to keep his seat for next season. His bosses have been impressed with his outright speed, in unfamiliar rallies, but expected a strong run, and a finish here, where he has competed before. They are said to be mightily pleased with him. :lol:
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Post by rah » Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:44 pm

It would have been good for him to finish in the top ten again, but this would please them no end. Should be interesting to see how he goes next year. He will at least have one year of experience to put behind him.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:55 pm

I, for one, will be following the WRC a lot more closely next season.
Good old CH 10, eh. Another reason for Sundays being shot to hell.
My kids may divorce me :cry:
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Post by rah » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:45 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:I, for one, will be following the WRC a lot more closely next season.
Good old CH 10, eh. Another reason for Sundays being shot to hell.
My kids may divorce me :cry:
I may never even get to marry the GF because of sundays. Its bad enough I spend so much time on forums........ oh coming honey!
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:17 am

rah wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:I, for one, will be following the WRC a lot more closely next season.
Good old CH 10, eh. Another reason for Sundays being shot to hell.
My kids may divorce me :cry:
I may never even get to marry the GF because of sundays. Its bad enough I spend so much time on forums........ oh coming honey!
I got excited one year, when the ex said "lets all go to Bathurst".
Normal cost for me to go.....................................3 packets sausages 1doz eggs, 1 pkt weetbix, 2 loaves of bread 4 apples, packed with the swag, jacket n drizabone and
2slabs, n a bottle of wild turkey coke n ice.
plus ticket.

This trip
Cost......1 weeks accommodation........................$2,000
.............food and drink.......................................$750
.............merchandice..........................................$800
.............tickets...................................................$200, twice cos she lost them on the friday

the eldest child got chicken pox and I had to bring her home on Sat morning,stopping to give my ticket away to the first good sort at the gate.
SOB.
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Post by rah » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:09 pm

Happy families are so much fun. My missus sugested going camping last long weekend. I thought great! I have a few spots in mind. Then she mentions the fact that there needs to be facilities like a shower and flushing toilet! Thats not camping!
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:19 pm

rah wrote:Happy families are so much fun. My missus sugested going camping last long weekend. I thought great! I have a few spots in mind. Then she mentions the fact that there needs to be facilities like a shower and flushing toilet! Thats not camping!
at least she didn't demand somewhere to plug in the hairdryer :lol:
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Post by Bundy » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:13 pm

rah wrote:Happy families are so much fun. My missus sugested going camping last long weekend. I thought great! I have a few spots in mind. Then she mentions the fact that there needs to be facilities like a shower and flushing toilet! Thats not camping!
My wife is the same!!!!!

Can't go anywhere that hasn't got;

1) A Sparkling Clean Plumbed Toilet (Port-a-loo's won't do her)
2) Power point for her HairDryer etc etc
3) Air Conditioning (Cool & Heat)
4) Room Service
5) Hot Water & Shower
6) Queen Size Double Bed
7) 5 Stars
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:08 pm

Bundy wrote:
rah wrote:Happy families are so much fun. My missus sugested going camping last long weekend. I thought great! I have a few spots in mind. Then she mentions the fact that there needs to be facilities like a shower and flushing toilet! Thats not camping!
My wife is the same!!!!!

Can't go anywhere that hasn't got;

1) A Sparkling Clean Plumbed Toilet (Port-a-loo's won't do her)
2) Power point for her HairDryer etc etc
3) Air Conditioning (Cool & Heat)
4) Room Service
5) Hot Water & Shower
6) Queen Size Double Bed
7) 5 Stars
That narrows down the bush camps a tad. :shock:
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Post by Bundy » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:11 pm

I forgot a few


8) no creepy crawlies
9) a shopping centre close by

So its pretty safe to assume I won't be going camping anytime soon....unless its by myself or with my mates (yes...both of em)
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:05 pm

Bundy wrote:I forgot a few


8) no creepy crawlies
9) a shopping centre close by

So its pretty safe to assume I won't be going camping anytime soon....unless its by myself or with my mates (yes...both of em)
G-Train and who ?
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Post by rah » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:06 pm

Bundy wrote:I forgot a few


8) no creepy crawlies
9) a shopping centre close by

So its pretty safe to assume I won't be going camping anytime soon....unless its by myself or with my mates (yes...both of em)
So she wants to camp anywhere you want then. As long as it is in a Hilton. Not Paris of course.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:08 pm

rah wrote:
Bundy wrote:I forgot a few


8) no creepy crawlies
9) a shopping centre close by

So its pretty safe to assume I won't be going camping anytime soon....unless its by myself or with my mates (yes...both of em)
So she wants to camp anywhere you want then. As long as it is in a Hilton. Not Paris of course.
Too crowded there :shock:
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Gronholm wins '06 opener in Monte Carlo

Post by mlittle » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:15 pm

For veteran WRC racer Marcus Gronholm, it was a good start to the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship, as he captured his first asphalt-rally win(19th of his career), while reigning champion Sebastien Loeb rallied from a DNF during one of the stages to take 2nd on the podium. In his debut for the "Blue Oval"(Ford), Gronholm essentially crusied to the win, especially when Loeb crashed during SS-6 and was all but eliminated from the rally. However, WRC rules changes implemented this year allowed the Frenchman to return to action(albeit w/a 5-min. penalty) and Loeb scratched and clawed his way from the back of the field to 2nd. Meanwhile, Peugeot's Toni Gardemeister, still looking for a full-time ride this year, collected the last podium spot, finishing third. Here are the top ten results as follows......

1}M. Gronholm, Ford....................4 hrs., 11 mins., 43.9 secs.
2}S. Loeb, Citroen(P)...................-1:01.8 secs.
3}T. Gardemeister, Peugeot(P).....-1:1:23.1 secs.
4}M. Stohl, Peugeot(P).................-1:42.3 secs.
5}S. Sarrazin, Subaru..................-3:20.2 secs.
6}C. Atkinson, Subaru.................-5:02.4 secs.
7}M. Hirvonen, Ford....................-6:29.5 secs.
8}D. Sordo, Citroen(P)................-7:15.2 secs.
9}X. Pons, Citroen(P)..................-7:42.9 secs.
10}G. Panizzi, Skoda..................-9:29.8 secs.


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