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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:05  
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http://www.maxrally.com/news/entry/raikkonen_on_course_to_rejoin_rally_bulgaria/

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Raikkonen on course to rejoin Rally Bulgaria
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9th July 2010
By Anthony Peacock

The Citroen Junior Team faces a race against time to re-prepare Kimi Raikkonen’s car for day two of the Rally Bulgaria.

The 2007 Formula 1 World Champion went off on a slow corner of the fourth and final stage of the day, while running fourth. His Citroen C4 WRC landed on its roof, and was eventually recovered to service.

While the damage appeared extensive, the Citroen Junior Team was given permission to attempt to fix it so that Raikkonen can re-start tomorrow. However, the team only has three hours to repair the C4 WRC to the satisfaction of the scrutineers before it enters parc ferme.

Raikkonen commented: “It was a pity we went off but this can happen when you’re trying. I really hope that the team can fix the car and that we can be back again tomorrow, as we need the experience. Hopefully we can keep on pushing and set some quick times.”

Despite the complexity of the task ahead of them, the Citroen Junior Team is confident that they should complete the repairs on schedule, enabling Raikkonen to start tomorrow just outside of the top 20.


that means there are no damages on the chasis?


No damage to the roll cage as well, I think.

Fortunately (or as fortunate as a crash can be!) Kimi crashed on the last stage of day 1 so aside from the time penalties, he doesn't lose more time to the other drivers on top of that.


Wow! It looked to me also that roll-cage wasn't hurt. Such a great news to rekindle our hope! Lets channel our wish for him to continue into Citroen mechanics to bring them bonus energy and such! :pray: :C: :roll::

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:06  
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Bye, you Kimi maniacs! See you in the morning!

Go Citroen boys, go! Fix that car!!! :::
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:07  
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Ice-Ludy wrote:
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i can't see anything :confused: is it possible to put on youtube???


Here it is Julia (Thanks to Cécile)

Kimi Räikkönen crashes his Citroen C4 on tarmac - WRC Rally Bulgaria 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIzBbCsU ... r_embedded


Thank you!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:09  
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go mechanics, go! do it lilke Kimi was doing - great!

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
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Bye, you Kimi maniacs! See you in the morning!

Go Citroen boys, go! Fix that car!!! :::

Bye, sleep tight. :hug:
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:11  
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go mechanics, go! do it lilke Kimi was doing - great!

I think thats motivating them, Kimi was fast.
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:13  
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Thank You for the video...

yep he missed the braking ... kaj's good :)
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:15  
Wow, that looks bad! Hmm....the car looks more like a coca cola can atm.... :(
   
 
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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:23  
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ok.. i'm off too... see you guys tomorrow
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:25  
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http://www.rallybuzz.com/citroen-junior ... -bulgaria/

CJT review day 1

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Ogier and Räikkönen were at the forefront on day one of Rally Bulgaria

The first day of the Rally Bulgaria was characterised by some highs and some lows for the Citroën Junior Team. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were second after the opening loop of two stages, but then lost a minute in the afternoon. Kimi Räikkönen and Kaj Lindström held fourth overall – their best ever performance on a World Championship rally – after three of today’s four stages. On the final stage of the day they went off the road. The Finnish crew hopes to rejoin the action tomorrow.

Despite some heavy storms the day before, the two Citroën Junior Team crews both chose hard compound Pirelli PZero tyres for the opening loop of stages held on largely dry roads; a choice that was echoed by all of the WRC runners.

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were second on the road and ended the opening loop in second overall, just behind Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. On SS3, the Rally Portugal winners got caught out and unfortunately lost a minute. “I made a mistake after mishearing a pace note,” said Ogier at the end of the day. “We went straight on and it cost us a lot of time, but luckily we are still in the rally. We’re going to make the most of it in order to gain more experience. Now we have to try and hunt down the Fords. I had a good feeling with the car in the afternoon. The team did a lot of good work on the set-up of our Citroën C4 WRC. The rally is still long and anything can still happen.”

Kimi Räikkönen and Kaj Lindström set off at a more conservative rhythm in the morning, checking their pace notes during the first run through the stages. Despite this prudent approach, the Finnish crew got off to a good start by securing fifth overall, just behind the other four Citroën C4 WRCs. “After starting eighth on the road, we had to cope with stages that were made quite dirty by the drivers in front of us cutting corners,” explained Räikkönen. “Because of this I experienced some understeer, but generally I was pleased with our performance in the morning.”

In the afternoon, Kimi Räikkönen made a more radical tyre choice. Contrary to the other WRC drivers, the former Grand Prix world champion opted for soft compound tyres. The Finn was fourth after three stages when he rolled 19 kilometres into SS4, without injury to the crew. Co-driver Kaj Lindstrom explained: “We went off on a slow corner after 19 kilometres. We just slid towards the outside of the corner, went off the road, and landed on our roof. We were able to get out of the car straight away. Hopefully, we can start the rally again tomorrow.”

Citroën Junior Team Manager Benoit Nogier concluded: “Despite what is quite a harsh outcome for us, if you just look at the results in isolation, the performances of our two drivers have been encouraging. Kimi’s times are remarkable for his first day on asphalt. Seeing Sébastien set the times that he has on this surface is another source of satisfaction for us. It’s proof that we’ve worked extremely well during testing. Sébastien can still aim for fourth place. As for Kimi, he should be able to re-start the rally tomorrow and rack up more kilometres that will be useful for the rest of the season.”
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:40  
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Here it is Julia (Thanks to Cécile)

Kimi Räikkönen crashes his Citroen C4 on tarmac - WRC Rally Bulgaria 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIzBbCsU ... r_embedded

Oh man, looks like all three of them got out uninjured (Kimi, Kaj and the fugly hap). Are you sure Kimi that you shouldn't send the little (big) one to the hospital for observation over the weekend? Please Kimi, I'll call the ambulance right now to take it away. Oh wait, your brain would surely fly out of your head if you didn't have it as a lid :roll::...
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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 19:57  
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Rally Bulgaria stage guides - Saturday

The second day of competition on Rally Bulgaria is the longest of the event and is based in the same region as day one; around the Batak and Belmeken Lakes south-east of the Dolna Banya Service Park

After leaving the Service Park from 0700hrs, crews will tackle a loop of three asphalt stages before returning to Dolna Banya for a 30-minute midday service. In the afternoon crews will tackle the same 70km loop before returning to the Service Park from 1733hrs for a 45-minute service and the overnight halt.

Before the rally got underway, wrc.com spoke to Dani Sordo's co-driver Marc Marti to get an asphalt expert's opinion of the Bulgarian stages. You'll find his comments on Saturday's stages below.
Under the summaries you'll find our list of website links to help you follow the rally via the wrc.com live results service.

SS5/8: Sestrimo. 27.46km
"The first seven kilometres are the same as Friday's Belmeken Lake [SS2/SS4] but run in reverse. It's uphill and a bit dangerous because there are some big drops by the roadside. However the most difficult thing about this stage comes after that climb when we switch onto a very twisty, fast and bumpy piece of road. It will be really difficult for a driver to keep his car on the road at the sort of speeds we'll be doing here. It's natural for a driver to keep going faster and faster but here they have to remember to slow down a little for the bigger bumps. Judging the speed is crucial here. I reckon this is the most difficult and important stage of the whole rally."

SS6/9: Peshtera. 18.13km
"It’s only 18km long but this stage has an interesting character with two very different halves. The first nine kilometres are like an uphill race track; very fast and wide. Then, when we arrive at the top of the mountain, there's a chicane, a junction right and the road darts downhill onto the opening section of Friday's Batak Lake stage [SS1/SS3] but run in the reverse direction. It's quite fast at the beginning but also quite slippery. The final section includes a downhill sequence of slippery hairpin corners."

SS7/10: Lyubnitsa. 24.86km
"Saturday is the only day of the rally with a loop of three stages, and the last of the trio is Lyubnitsa. It features a lot of different types of tarmac but most of them have a lot of grip - so that's okay. The most difficult thing about Lyubnitsa is visibility in the corners. Most of the corners are extremely long or closed, and there is so much vegetation by the roadside that you can't see them clearly. Despite this, Lyubnitsa is one of my favourite stages of the event."

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 20:04  
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Rally Bulgaria stage guides - Saturday
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This is where Kimi will be climbing up the ladder tomorrow. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rally Bulgaria 2010
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2010, 20:09  
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Dracaena wrote:
Ice-Ludy wrote:
Here it is Julia (Thanks to Cécile)

Kimi Räikkönen crashes his Citroen C4 on tarmac - WRC Rally Bulgaria 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIzBbCsU ... r_embedded

Oh man, looks like all three of them got out uninjured (Kimi, Kaj and the fugly hap). Are you sure Kimi that you shouldn't send the little (big) one to the hospital for observation over the weekend? Please Kimi, I'll call the ambulance right now to take it away. Oh wait, your brain would surely fly out of your head if you didn't have it as a lid :roll::...


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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