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 Post subject: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 14 Jun 2010, 16:17  
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 14 Jun 2010, 18:32  
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Thank you, Kriss :hug:

Predictions:

RÄIKKÖNEN's YEAR 2010 (VM paper edition)

Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala comment on how they think Kimi will do this year rally by rally:

1/13: Sweden's WRC-rally 10.-14.2.2010
Driving surface: ice/snow

Hirvonen:
- Sweden is good and maybe even the best possible place for Kimi to start his WRC-season. The roads are fast and the snow benches forgive small errors - especially if there is enough of snow on the stage.
- 4-5 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- Sweden will be a good start for Kimi. He will already have a fresh experience from Arctic rally. But Kimi has to go fast if he is going to do well. If he is about 1,0-1,5 seconds per kilometer behind the lead it is a very good result.
- 6 minutes behind the lead.

2/13: Mexico's WRC-rally 3.-7.3.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- Mexico might be the most difficult race for Kimi. If he dares to go fast, controls his car and makes it to the finish line without making mistakes it's a great result for a newbie.
- 6 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- Mexico is probably the most difficult rally for Kimi. You need experience there.
- 10 minutes behind the lead.

3/13: Jordania's WRC-rally 31.3-4.4.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- Jordania might suit Kimi well because of the good grip. If his setups are in order you just brake and turn into the corner on Jordania's roads, that's why he could get very close to the lead there.
- 4 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- The route could be difficult for Kimi because of the way the tyres get worn out.
- 10-12 minutes behind the lead

4/13: Turkey's WRC-rally 14.-18.4.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- Because the area is new to everyone it also makes Kimi's chances better.
- 4 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- Kimi is probably in a good speed in Turkey and gets closer to the lead.
- 8 minutes behind the lead.

5/13: New Zealand's WRC-rally 5.-9.5.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- If Kimi drives the rally I'm sure he will enjoy the experience.
- 4 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- If Kimi drives the rally I'm sure he will enjoy the experience.
- 10 minutes behind the lead.

6/13: Portugal's WRC-rally 27.-20.5.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- I think that by Portugal Kimi has learned how to drive on gravel.
- 3-4 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- This could be a very difficult race for Kimi. Kimi has a top co-driver and his significance will be highlighted in Portugal.
- 10 minutes behind the lead.

7/13: Bulgaria's WRC-rally 7.-10.7.2010
Driving surface: tarmac

Hirvonen:
- I expect a good result from Kimi in Bulgaria because we are all on the same line (new race).
- 4 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- Bulgaria could be one of the best races for Kimi because nobody has any earlier experience from there and I'm sure Kimi drives well on tarmac.
- 5 minutes behind the lead.


8/13: Finland's WRC-rally 29.-31.7.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- Finland's rally can be difficult for Kimi although he has some experience from it. It's difficult to drive a WRC-car on Mid-Finland's superfast gravel roads really fast. The car has to be perfectly set-up and he has to be able to trust it 100%, otherwise the difference to the lead grows by minutes.
- 5 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- Finland's rally will be Kimi's second but it's not easy to succeed in Mid-Finland with a WRC-car.
- 6 minutes behind the lead.

9/13: Germany's WRC-rally 18.-22.8.2010
Driving surface: tarmac

Hirvonen:
- Second tarmac-rally for Kimi. If it doesn't rain the result can be good but if it rains it's interesting to see how Kimi controls the constant traction changes.
- 4 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- It could be a difficult race for Kimi although the surface is tarmac. Audi's DTM-champion Mattias Ekström drove there a couple of years ago and he was in great troubles because of the constantly changing traction.
- 9 minutes behind the lead.

10/13: Japan's WRC-rally 8.-12.9.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- Japan might be the best gravel rally of the season for Kimi. When he has got some experience I believe that he will make a good result there.
- 4-5 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- Japan might be a good race for Kimi. Although he has no experience of this race it doesn't necessarily matter much.
- 7 minutes behind the lead.

11/13: France WRC-rally 29.9.-3.10.2010
Driving surface: tarmac

Hirvonen:
- This race could be the best race of the season for Kimi. He already has experience in driving and making pace notes so he could even drive for the podium.
- 2-3 minutes behind the lead (podium)

Latvala:
- Kimi will improve here after Germany's race but he will still be minutes behind the lead.
- 9 minutes behind the lead

12/13: Spain's WRC-rally 20.-24.10.2010
Driving surface: tarmac

Hirvonen:
- I believe that Kimi feels at home on Catalonia's tarmac where he can drive on the line and boldly cut.
- 2-3 minutes behind the lead (he will fight for the podium)

Latvala:
- Last year the stage was precisely the same as it was the year before and if this trend continues it will bring difficulties for Kimi because others know the stage almost by memory.
- 8 minutes behind the lead.

13/13: Britain's WRC-rally 10.-14.11.2010
Driving surface: gravel

Hirvonen:
- Wales can be more difficult for Kimi because here you need experience in order to succeed.
- 6 minutes behind the lead.

Latvala:
- Because of the difficult driving conditions I predict that Wales isn't any easy rally for Kimi. It's more than slippery.
- 8 minutes behind the lead.

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 17 Jun 2010, 21:41  
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 17 Jun 2010, 22:17  
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The tickets prices:

50 lev - 3 days and access to all areas and the service park;
10 lev - car parking for 3 days;
10 lev - for one stage;
5 lev - car parking for one stage;
200 lev - VIP.

1 EUR = 1.95 lev
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 18 Jun 2010, 07:25  
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Sébastien Loeb wrote:
The tickets prices:

50 lev - 3 days and access to all areas and the service park;
10 lev - car parking for 3 days;
10 lev - for one stage;
5 lev - car parking for one stage;
200 lev - VIP.

1 EUR = 1.95 lev


Wow, that's cheap :S

Imagine Bernie being in control :zz: :zz: :zz:

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2010, 09:26  
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Can´t wait for this rally ... kimi might take some more risks but I think that he will be also faster ... maybe he can challenge Wilson :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2010, 09:46  
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Raikkonen ready for action after successful asphalt test

Former Grand Prix star Kimi Raikkonen has been encouraged by an extremely successful two-day asphalt test in the south of France, as he prepares to make his WRC competition debut on sealed surfaces.

Raikkonen, who won the Formula One World title in 2007, has only ever driven his Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC on gravel, with a best result so far of fifth on the Rally of Turkey in April.

However, both he and his team believe that the Finn has turned a corner after running his car in asphalt specification for the first time: a surface he is much more familiar with from his years of circuit racing.

He led for the majority of the Rally della Lanterna, a small practice event that the team undertook in Italy, and he has also been quick in Citroen’s latest asphalt test prior to the Rally Bulgaria at the beginning of next month.

The two-day test took place on narrow asphalt roads close to Mazamet, in the south of France, with Raikkonen and his team mate Sebastien Ogier using the car normally earmarked for Italian privateer Felice Re - who also took part in the Rally della Lanterna.

Observers reported that Raikkonen and Ogier were closely matched on pace, with the Finn appearing the more aggressive of the two. Citroen Junior Team manager Benoit Nogier commented: “We expected Kimi to feel more confident on asphalt, as this is more his background, and we’re very pleased to note that this appears to be the case.”

However, Raikkonen will face quite different conditions in Bulgaria, as the roads are expected to be more broken up in places and notably faster. This should still play to Raikkonen’s strengths as in Formula One he always favoured the quicker circuits, with his favourite track being Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.


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Thanks Momo. This sounds great!

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2010, 08:19  
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SCHEDULE DURING THE RALLY WEEK


Monday 5 July

Rally HQ opening hours
08:00 - 21:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Opening of Service park
08:00 (Airport, Dolna Banya)

Collection of material and documents
15:00 - 21:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Administrative checks and registration for reconnaissance
15:00 - 21:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Note: Manufacturers and WRC Teams may make their
administrative checks by appointment

Collection of tracker systems for reconnaissance
18:00 - 21:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Tuesday 6 July

Rally HQ opening hours
06:00 - 20:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Collection of materials and documents
06:00 - 20:00 (Rally HQ,Borovets)

Administrative checks and registration reconnaissance
07:00 - 10:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Start of reconnaissance 08:00

Opening of Media Centre and media accreditation
14:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Collection of FIA rally safety tracker systems
17:00 - 20:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Wednesday 7 July

Rally HQ opening hours
07:00 - 22:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Collection of materials and documents
07:00 - 12:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Scrutineering - Sealing and marking of components

Note: individual time to be confirmed by a bulletin

• Sealing for Manufacturers’ cars
10:00 - 13:30 (SP , Airport, Dolna Banya)

• Checking of weight for Manufacturers’ cars
13:00 - 14:30 (SP , Airport, Dolna Banya)

• Other entrants 15:00 - 22:00 (Auto Service Adimes, Kostenets)

Team managers’ briefing
(Manufacturers and WRC Teams) 16:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Thursday 8 July

Rally HQ opening hours
07:00 - 21:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Sakedown 08:00 - 14:00

• P1 and P2 drivers 08:00 - 12:00
• P3 drivers 10:00 - 12:00
• non-priority drivers 12:00 - 14:00

(Location: from Momin Prohod to Gorna Vassilitsa Village, Kostenets)

FIA Pre-event press conference
13:30 (Media Centre, Borovets)

First Stewards’ meeting
15:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Publication of start list for Ceremonial start and Day 1
17:00 (ON B, Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Cars in Holding area for Ceremonial start
18:00 (Ski track park, Borovets)


Ceremonial start 20:00
(Hotel Rila park, Borovets)

Helicopter pilots’ briefing
20:00 (Rally HQ, Borovets)

Friday 9 July

Rally HQ opening hours
07:00 - 21:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Media center opening hours
08:00 - 21:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Rally start (TC 0)
09:00 (SP , Airport Dolna Banya)

Publication of start list for Day 2
20:00 (ON B, Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Saturday 10 July

Rally HQ opening hours
05:00 - 21:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Media center opening hours
06:00 - 21:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Start of Day 2 07:00
(SP , Dolna Banya Airport)


Publication of start list for Day 3
20:00 (ON B, Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Sunday 11 July

Rally HQ opening hours
06:00 - 20:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Media center opening hours
07:00 - 20:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Start of Day 3 08:00 (SP , Airport Dolna Banya)

Rally finish, Podium Ceremony and Prize-giving
14:00 (Rila Hotel, Borovets)

FIA Post-event Press Conference
15:00 (Media Centre, Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Final scrutineering
15:30 (Auto Service Adimes, Kostenets)

Publication of Provisional Final Classification
17:30 (ON B, Hotel Rila, Borovets)

Monday 12 July

Rally HQ opening hours
08:00 - 12:00 (Hotel Rila, Borovets)

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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2010, 08:21  
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RECONNAISSANCE


Registration procedure

›› Location: Rally HQ, Borovets
›› Date and time: Monday 5 July 15:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 6 July 07:00 – 10:00


P2, P3 and non-priority drivers: both crew members must be present at the registration as the administrative checks for these categories will be carried out at the same time.

P1 and P2 drivers entered by a Manufacturer or a WRC Team may send a representative (duly assigned by written) to the registration for reconnaissance (administrative check for P1 and P2 drivers entered by a Manufacturer may carried out by appointment).

At the registration a special form, including details of the car that will be used during reconnaissance, must be signed.

Identification numbers and “R” sticker given at the registration shall be affixed on the car (on front window and on rear side windows) and kept visible for the duration on the reconnaissance period.

Regulations and restrictions

Crews are authorised to drive a maximum of 2 times through each special stage, but only in the same direction as the rally, at the reduced speed and fully respecting the Traffic Laws. All passages through the special stages will be recorded by the marshals and signed by the competitors. Time cards will not be used.

Maximum speed allowed during reconnaissance on special stage is 70 km/h, unless another speed limit is indicated by traffic signs or by written instruction on the road book or in a bulletin.

Speed control checking devices will be issued. A list of all competitors obliged to fit this device will be issued in a bulletin.

The reconnaissance schedule is given in Appendix 1
The regulations for reconnaissance are given in the Supplementary Regulations.


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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2010, 08:22  
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SHAKEDOWN


Date and time

›› Date: Thursday 8 July
›› Time: P1 and P2 drivers 08:00 – 12:00

P3 drivers 10:00 – 12:00
non-priority drivers 12:00 – 14:00


Location

Shakedown will take place from Momin Prohod to Gorna Vassilitsa Village, Kostenets.. The stage is 2,58km in length. The stage start is 9 km from Service Park. Road book and map will be published in all official road books and in in Appendix 2.


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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2010, 08:27  
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I so can´t wait for this rally to begin :) I doubt that we´ll see a Kimbi Bambi at this rally as he will take more risks ... it might end up at the bushes but well he has to start it at some time :)

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Claudie_Schnaudie wrote:
I so can´t wait for this rally to begin :) I doubt that we´ll see a Kimbi Bambi at this rally as he will take more risks ... it might end up at the bushes but well he has to start it at some time :)


Thank you all for the information :shhh:

Claudie, will Ken be there? Because if he will, then how do we combine the names?

Kimbi Bambi & Kendy Barbie

Am I bored or not :lol:

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START PROCEDURE


Start assembly area

Ceremonial start procedure and order
The Ceremonial start will take place in front of Hotel Rila, Borovets,
on Tuesday 8 July at 20:00. All competing cars will enter a holding
area placed in Ski track field, in front of the Hotel Rila, Borovets
from 18:00 to 19:00. Ceremonial start will be run following the numerical
competition order. After the Ceremonial start competing cars will be at
competitors disposal.

Start order
The start order is to the discretion of the organiser and will be published
on Thursday 8 July at 17:00 h.

FINISH CEREMONY AND PRIZE GIVING PROCEDURE
The finish TC is TC 14D. From there on, following the instruction from marshals,
the cars and crews will drive to the Finish Podium in front of Rila Hotel, when
the finish ceremony and prize giving will take place (in accordance to Appendix
IV in the FIA WRC Regulations 2010).After the finish ceremony all cars (except
top three classified cars subject to final control) must be driven to the Park
Ferme. A drawing over the finish area is attached in Appendix 4.


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