Rally de Portugal 2012

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by reppo » 30 Mar 2012, 13:47

Latvala hit a rock and was thrown into a ditch. He is off :(
Solberg has stopped and Ketomaa has problems :(
Hirvonen said that conditions are terrible and anything can happen. What a weird rally.

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by Green Flag » 30 Mar 2012, 13:53

Good heavens, they are really dropping like flies :( Really shows how difficult rallying can be...

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by reppo » 30 Mar 2012, 13:54

Jari-Matti broke also the suspension of the car
http://twitpic.com/938piy
Doesn't look too bad but he can't get the car up.

Edit: Image disappeared. Changed it to an url.
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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by Mar » 30 Mar 2012, 14:31

I can only say: WTF :blink:

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by SpliT » 30 Mar 2012, 15:05

SS10 will be cancelled. Second loop running with 30-60mins delayed to allow blocked cars between SS6-SS7 to get to service and back out.

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by reppo » 30 Mar 2012, 15:26

That's good news. Wonder if Latvala can get back. Hirvonen dislikes the rally now:
http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/2012/03/1521458/hirvonen-manasi-olosuhteita (in Finnish)
Hirvonen cursed the conditions
30.03.2012 17:35

Mikko Hirvonen is not exited about rally of Portugal despite of the top place.

Conditions for special stages are really challenging. Muddy roads practically eat out cars in form of driving off the road. Hirvonen is one of the few survivors.

- So it looks. We were slow in many places, because we did not take any risks. But it was the right decision, Hirvonen chuckled.

If rain continues, Hirvonen must drive on hard tyres in difficult conditions. Ten soft tyres are already used.

- Tomorrow, as also the afternoon running today, will be dumb things. The rule is really bad, and conditions tomorrow, are certainly not be any better. Soft tyres are now used.

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by donald29 » 30 Mar 2012, 15:45

Wow what a missed opportunity for Ford.

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by sleenster » 30 Mar 2012, 15:56

What is wrong with these guys? Image

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by Maili85 » 30 Mar 2012, 16:01

sleenster wrote:What is wrong with these guys? Image

+ 1 :confused:

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by reppo » 30 Mar 2012, 16:02

Now it says in http://www.wrc.com/results/2012/vodafone-rally-de-portugal/live-text/?leg=2&stageno=
16:55 Afternoon loop cancelled in Portugal

It has just been confirmed that today's remaining three stages have been cancelled

Latvala's co-driver Miikka Anttila says they will continue tomorrow :) Though no chance of winning the race :(

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by reppo » 30 Mar 2012, 16:25

Not the first crash for Latvala or first crash in Portugal
All Jari-Matti Latvala's major crashes

Interestingly in the first crash on the video Miikka Anttila looses pace notes, and in the crash they fly back to his hands :blink:

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by SpliT » 30 Mar 2012, 17:21

Petter's car. I think he will continue tomorrow.
Spoiler:
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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by donald29 » 30 Mar 2012, 20:35

reppo wrote:Interestingly in the first crash on the video Miikka Anttila looses pace notes, and in the crash they fly back to his hands :blink:


:lol: That was awesome, although he didn't need them anymore. :p

I know conditions were really bad, but Latvala, crashing, again...

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by dan_cup » 30 Mar 2012, 21:27

How comes Dani was so much faster than everyone else?

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Re: Rally de Portugal 2012

Post by phil1993 » 31 Mar 2012, 06:49

How much longer can Latvala hold on at Ford. Honestly. I know Loeb & Petter made errors, but Jari-Matti makes so many errors. It's frustrating because he has so much natural speed; maybe he should be a circuit racer! :p

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