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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 20:53  
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Man.... I wish Kimi was going to NZ.

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Kimi’s best drive yet, says navigator

17th April 2010
By Anthony Peacock


Ex-Grand Prix driver Kimi Raikkonen’s performance on the second day of Rally of Turkey today was the best of his short rally career so far, according to co-driver Kaj Lindstrom.

After starting the 145.82-kilometre, eight-stage leg from eighth position, Raikkonen made up two places on what was widely accepted as being the toughest day of the event – which Lindstrom described as Raikkonen’s best run in a rally car yet.

“It’s certainly the best day we’ve had together,” said Lindstrom. “I’m very encouraged by the fact that we were able to keep up this sort of pace on stages that were incredibly tough. I always said that it was going to take a bit of time, but Kimi is really learning.”

http://www.maxrally.com/news/entry/kimis_best_drive_yet_says_navigator/
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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 21:47  
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Rally of Turkey 2010: Onboard with Kimi Räikkönen SS12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVlqbBBh0H4

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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 23:01  
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I've just managed to catch up with everything. I had other stuff that kept me away from the computer and I also had to watch the football and the tennis, although with how the results went I bloody well should have stuck with the rally! :<>: ::oops:; But Kimi going well and Vettel getting pole - at least the motor sport seems to be going OK for me so far :pray:


Thanks for all the info everyone :) I'm bouncing off the walls seeing how brilliantly Kimi is doing. 6th after the second day is better than I had hoped for, I'm very proud of what he's achieved already in his rally career, here's hoping he achieves even more! Hopefully he doesn't get carried away tomorrow and makes it to the finish though, it would be amazing to see :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 23:02  
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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 23:56  
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Wolfie has been translating these Iltalehti articles for you guys but I can't sleep and needed something to do so here you go (I took an accidental 3.5 hour nap after the day's rallying was over). Hope Wolfie doesn't mind. Really nice of Iltalehti to have a reporter in Turkey, thumbs up for them :).

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Kimi: I was sliding a bit in a few points
Kimi Räikkönen continued his impressive run in the Turkish WRC rally.

Kimi Räikkönen is firmly attached to the sixth position of the Rally of Turkey. Federico Villagra, who is driving in seventh position, is 32 seconds away and Sebastien Ogier is ahead by well over a minute.

-Well yeah, it went okay. We improved a bit again from the morning. That's the main thing. It's difficult to make comparisons to other people when you don't know what you're comparing. There's no point in comparing ourselves to the top drivers yet, said Räikkönen at the end of the day shivering in the chilly Istanbul weather.

In Turkey Räikkönen has been able to try rallying on asphalt for the first time. The surface is familiar to Räikkönen from F1.

-It's not proper asphalt driving with those tyres. It was also a bit wet on the penultimate stage. It was damn slippery. We came pretty calmly. I was sliding a bit in a few points.

If Räikkönen makes it to the finish line in one piece and keeps his sixth position he will collect eight championship points.

-We'll try to keep the position. A lot can still happen. Let's see what we can do.

Six more spacial stages will be driven on Sunday.

JUSSI OJALA
ISTANBUL

http://www.iltalehti.fi/ralli/2010041711494972_ri.shtml
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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 00:33  
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Hopefully Latvala's self-confidence isn't left in a Turkish ditch


Third, fifth, second and out.

Jari-Matti Latvala drove the first three rallies of the season brilliantly. He was doing a solid job. In Turkey he had his first mishap. Latvala rolled his Ford on Saturday's first spesial stage.

This fate is far too familiar for the accident prone driver. But this season Latvala has shown signs of something better so we shouldn't crucify him just yet.

The mistake in Turkey was caused by an over-optimistic pace note. He should've come to that spot a bit calmer. The mistake in the notes wasn't the first in Latvala's career but it was a bit different than before. Latvala has made plenty of mistakes in slow passages. Now, according to his own words, it happened on a fast passage for the first time.

A mistake is of course a mistake even if you fry it in butter. The most important thing for Latvala is to get over what happened in Istanbul quickly. In past years Latvala has had a tendency to completely lose his self-confidence after driving off the road. For example in 2008 Latvala was so lost that Ford put the Finnish driver on a time-out in Stobart and lifted asphalt specialist Francois Duval in their number one team.

On Saturday Latvala's comments showed that the was seriously p***** off but based on his body language he will rise from this. The success in the beginning of the season will surely carry him to New Zealand.

-It's true that I dealt with it pretty quickly. It happened and I can't take it back. That I have learned. You just have to move ahead and find new positive things. I have to get the driving to the level where it has been, Latvala was saying at the end of the day.

Only for the sake of the championship fight it's preferable that Latvala succeeds again in the next rally. Citroen and Sebastien Loeb are in amazing shape right now. Mikko Hirvonen desperately needs help from his number two driver. Otherwise Loeb will secure his seventh world championsip early.

Let's judge Latvala only if the mistakes keep coming.

JUSSI OJALA


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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 05:28  
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SS18/SS21: Deniz. 16.76km | Starts in 45 minutes

Starts by a dam and runs largely through open countryside. The road is flowing and quite quick at the start, then becomes more twisty and technical in the mid-section.

Deniz features lots of surface changes, from smooth gravel to rougher sections strewn with sharp rocks. The stage also features some stretches with a soil base. During the recce there were some dried ruts here. If it rains it will be muddy and extremely slippery on the hard-compound tyres.

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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 05:39  
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Kiitos, Drac! Nikki won't mind, I'm sure :)

Odd. Says on the WRC Rally Turkey timetable that SS20 is running :huh:
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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 05:51  
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Sébastein Loeb leads Rally of Turkey. The 2010 championship leader has a 16.2 second lead from Petter Solberg, with Mikko Hirvonen third at 17.3s. Dani Sordo, 4th at 22.4s has the best starting position among the leaders. Tyre wear, weather and road position will all be important factors over the six stage, (114.60kms), day 3 on what has been the hardest fought round of the season.

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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 05:52  
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Rally Radio is Live

Stage 18 to start in 20 odd minutes

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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 05:55  
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Alrighty.
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Let's go, peeps! Hope today's gonna be a good, good day :)
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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 06:00  
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SS18 got cancelled

due to muddy condition

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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 06:01  
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dindi dont make me a nerd ( wonder if its my picture )... i did that cos i asked for a summary before and said i'm lazy ... so i challenged myself to do some 'work' ... and i really dont attach importance to numbers


i think its f1 i am looking forward to ...

anyone predicts someone other than Loeb to win today ... ?
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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 06:01  
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SS18 got cancelled

Why ? :blink:
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 Post subject: Re: Rally of Turkey 2010
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 06:01  
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hello everyone

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