WRC Modern Classics Season 2001. Corsica

Think this one is going to be another rough and bumpy ride.

Had a pretty appalling start to NZ with a puncture in SS1 and then flying off a cliff in SS2. Think my rally is basically over, but I'll try and get to the end just incase I can scoop up any points 😂
 
I'm very happy with 3rd in Finland! Looking forward to New Zealand, lovely stages.

What happens with people competing in cars that aren't a part of this championship? Assume they just get removed when the results are posted here? Just noticed the current fastest times for NZ have been set in the 2008 Focus.
 
I'm very happy with 3rd in Finland! Looking forward to New Zealand, lovely stages.

What happens with people competing in cars that aren't a part of this championship? Assume they just get removed when the results are posted here? Just noticed the current fastest times for NZ have been set in the 2008 Focus.
Yeah they get removed from results and kicked from the club. There's nothing thay can be done other than that, can't limit cars or anything which is frustrating.

Repeat offenders get banned.
 
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Kenya was a brutal test for the drivers, in stages, and in length. In the end it was @Spinerkopin who took yet another victory, finishing just 9 seconds ahead of fellow Subaru driver @Belgianwaffle . @PickyReptail8 picks up a solid 3rd place in the Focus.

RankDisplayNameVehicleTimeDifferenceToFirst
1SpinerkopinSUBARU Impreza 20011:14:270:00:00
2BelgianWaffle78SUBARU Impreza 20011:14:360:00:09
3PickyReptile87Ford Focus RS Rally 20011:15:040:00:36
4WRC PlayerSEAT Córdoba WRC1:15:330:01:06
5Speedster502Ford Focus RS Rally 20011:16:520:02:24
6DreadmedMitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI1:18:570:04:30
7Hasnain282SEAT Córdoba WRC1:19:550:05:28
8SharkyOBFord Focus RS Rally 20011:20:150:05:48
9ABarber95SUBARU Impreza 20011:21:260:06:59
10KurtF5SUBARU Impreza 20011:22:040:07:37
11thewrathofwhatSUBARU Impreza 20011:23:170:08:50
12widdlerSUBARU Impreza 20011:23:250:08:58
13SolidNinjaSnakeFord Focus RS Rally 20011:24:100:09:42
14GOTMAXPOWERFord Focus RS Rally 20011:25:140:10:47
15mistrelwoodSEAT Córdoba WRC1:53:520:39:25
18Robert_De_MarcoFord Focus RS Rally 20012:58:001:43:33

In Finland, the tides turned, @Belgianwaffle capitalising on a rare set of issues for @Spinerkopin , who suffered a double puncture on the first stage, to take victory and close the gap in the championship considerably. @PickyReptail8 took another very solid podium in the Focus with @SharkyOB 3rd for the blue oval.

RankDisplayNameVehicleTimeDifferenceToFirst
1BelgianWaffle78SUBARU Impreza 20010:55:550:00:00
2PickyReptile87Ford Focus RS Rally 20010:56:010:00:06
3SharkyOBFord Focus RS Rally 20010:56:560:01:01
4thewrathofwhatSUBARU Impreza 20010:58:040:02:09
5Speedster502Ford Focus RS Rally 20010:58:100:02:15
6widdlerSUBARU Impreza 20010:58:590:03:04
7mistrelwoodSEAT Córdoba WRC0:59:010:03:06
8KurtF5SUBARU Impreza 20010:59:070:03:12
9ABarber95SUBARU Impreza 20010:59:450:03:50
10SpinerkopinSUBARU Impreza 20010:59:570:04:02
11SolidNinjaSnakeFord Focus RS Rally 20011:00:130:04:18
12nowthenfellaSEAT Córdoba WRC1:00:480:04:53
13miljan426SUBARU Impreza 20011:02:050:06:10
14Hasnain282SEAT Córdoba WRC1:17:210:21:26
15Marco63BSEAT Córdoba WRC1:32:520:36:57
16GOTMAXPOWERFord Focus RS Rally 20011:45:570:50:02

This means just 27 points separate @Spinerkopin and @Belgianwaffle at the top of the standings. @Dreadmed holding on to 3rd place ahead of @space_wadet .

RankDisplayNamePointsAccumulated
1Spinerkopin276
2BelgianWaffle78249
3Dreadmed170
4Space_Wadet151
5SolidNinjaSnake139
6Hasnain282135
7widdler125
8thewrathofwhat124
9GOTMAXPOWER120
10Speedster502111
11mistrelwood108
12RDA-JETS106
13BergGunner102
14ABarber9595
15PickyReptile8788
16miljan42687
17nowthenfella83
18Meadow14276
19amagurichan71
20Devilsoldier9666
21mmf1_PS59
22tomo87558
23c07aea92ce6efb2657
24Ujhuuu8iolk55
25Cabelmania51
26FiveHoleCole49
27KurtF549
28SharkyOB47
29magpieracer47
30Bot_Dasher45
31bigfatflip41
32FinalNitrous37
33alicudis37
34JabierFailure30
35lebowski225
36Marco63B24
37dahKarvaRanne23
38Pato52232320
39WRC Player20
40TR_Axel_air_CH17
41Try_Canal1015
42nirffel15
43skolll-T_T15
44DaniB5814
45GoldMR-NOBODY12
46HajduPeti11
47DummyGames1410
489d1c43eb87fa5a798
49vaskildo8
50FiRoMario0008
51D1sharmoneus7
52Bretto737
53WRC Player6
54Malkocc5
55vivalabam9225
56siscolin4
57RuggishThuggish4
58Scaff4
59BenAFC144
60Syuma25253
61Dibuadri3
62WRC Player3
63NicklasHansson722
64AhoTerunen2
65TR_Foutare_CH1
66lukemlbarry1
67shobek051
68Flemish_fellah1
69WRC Player1
70janhavlat1

In the constructors, Subaru edge further towards the WCC, over 130 points clear of Ford. SEAT have passed Mitsubishi for P3, just 2 points ahead, as Peugeot start to become detached.

RankManufacturerPoints
1Subaru353
2Ford219
3SEAT111
4Mitsubishi109
5Peugeot69



Welcome to the 31st Propecia Rally New Zealand. We head to the southern hemisphere for one of the fastest rallies on the calendar, 2nd only to Finland. Expect high speed countryside blasts, tight bridges, lots of positive camber and stunning scenery.

Itinierary

Day 1
Shakedown
Morning Service
SS1: Waiwera - 18km

Mid-morning service
SS2: Brynderwyn - 6.6km
SS3: Orewa - 9,2km

Evening Service
SS4: Tahekeroa-Orewa - 8.5km

Day2
Morning Service
SS5: Oakleigh - 11km
SS6: Makarau - 8.6km

Afternoon Service
SS7: Mangapai - 6.6km
SS8: Doctors Hill - 11km

Mid Afternoon Service
SS9: Tahekeroa - 18km

Total KM: 97.5km
 
I'm back, like I've promised :D and I fell victim to the high track degradation in the 1st stage already (picture included) :dunce:

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Fortunately the yellow spanish train kept on rollin' and the rest went without hitches :cool:
 
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Well I just finished New Zealand and so far I'm 2nd, behind Cabelmania ( naturally lol ), though for anyone else there's a section on Orewa ( stage 3 ) that needs a bug fix. Approx 3/4 of the way through sector 3 I encountered an invisible object on the right side of the road which pulled the car into the bushes. The graphics show some leaves being thrown up but there's nothing there. I did only lose 7 seconds with a reset to track which doesn't affect any results but it's a bug that shouldn't be there.
It won't let me post the clip
 
Well I just finished New Zealand and so far I'm 2nd, behind Cabelmania ( naturally lol ), though for anyone else there's a section on Orewa ( stage 3 ) that needs a bug fix. Approx 3/4 of the way through sector 3 I encountered an invisible object on the right side of the road which pulled the car into the bushes. The graphics show some leaves being thrown up but there's nothing there. I did only lose 7 seconds with a reset to track which doesn't affect any results but it's a bug that shouldn't be there.
It won't let me post the clip
Is that right before the arch of the last kilometer? I think I had that too in another club 🙄
 
Finished NZ last night, in 4th behind the aliens :)

Very happy with my run; had a single off track excursion but it only cost me a couple of seconds and I didn't hit anything. Just need to work on my outright pace if I want to challenge the three who are up front. Also, managed to mess up the shakedown so I only had two sets of tyres for the event. Defo still learning!
 
My run in NZ continued to be awful. Made it to the end (if you can say that after being 46 minutes down on everyone else). Ended up doing one push on the final stage to gather up some level of self confidence :lol:
 
NZ done, overall quite a safe run, except a little barrel roll and a nearly destroyed engine by blasting into one of the "finish gates" at the end of stage 4. Good thing it was just before the long service

Here's some pictures, also adding Kenya and Finland
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Well, New Zealand was going well then the game crashed half way through stage 7. Second time WRC has done that since the new season pass thing. I'll leave the championship there.
 
Reinstalled the game so I should be good from now on but I completely lost my stage 7 run so I'm way down on where I'd have finished otherwise
 
A bit last minute, and certainly not the ideal start in that a moderately gentle bounce off a raised kerb gave me a puncture 90 seconds in... that said, it was encouraging to see that I had the pace to challenge if I didn't slide off the road at any point (I did not, in fact, keep it on the straight and narrow).

As I found out in Kenya (and @PickyReptail8 in Finland) damaged exhausts really aren't a "minor" problem in terms of outright pace, I was making sure it was repaired at every opportunity this time around. 😅

 
A bit last minute, and certainly not the ideal start in that a moderately gentle bounce off a raised kerb gave me a puncture 90 seconds in... that said, it was encouraging to see that I had the pace to challenge if I didn't slide off the road at any point (I did not, in fact, keep it on the straight and narrow).

As I found out in Kenya (and @PickyReptail8 in Finland) damaged exhausts really aren't a "minor" problem in terms of outright pace, I was making sure it was repaired at every opportunity this time around. 😅


Nice BeastMode after puncture 👏🏻💪🏻 daam for the puncture 😵‍💫
Orange Break and Exahaust always change 😂
 
The challenging high speed roads of New Zealand really separates those who are confident with their cars from those who aren't. @Spinerkopin proving once again that they are at one with the Subaru Impreza, with another solid victory, 44 seconds clear of @Belgianwaffle . @PickyReptail8 came home P3 in the Focus.

RankDisplayNameVehicleTimeDifferenceToFirst
1SpinerkopinSUBARU Impreza 20010:53:140:00:00
2BelgianWaffle78SUBARU Impreza 20010:53:580:00:44
3PickyReptile87Ford Focus RS Rally 20010:54:400:01:26
4CabelmaniaSEAT Córdoba WRC0:54:570:01:43
5DreadmedMitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI0:55:140:02:00
6SharkyOBFord Focus RS Rally 20010:55:150:02:00
7Hasnain282SEAT Córdoba WRC0:55:350:02:21
8SolidNinjaSnakeFord Focus RS Rally 20010:56:360:03:22
9widdlerSUBARU Impreza 20010:56:490:03:35
10thewrathofwhatSUBARU Impreza 20010:57:360:04:22
11mistrelwoodSEAT Córdoba WRC0:58:140:05:00
12nowthenfellaSEAT Córdoba WRC0:58:480:05:33
13miljan426SUBARU Impreza 20011:00:140:07:00
14ABarber95SUBARU Impreza 20011:00:330:07:19
16Szurabura1996Ford Focus RS Rally 20081:37:140:43:59
17Speedster502Ford Focus RS Rally 20011:40:320:47:18

@Spinerkopin continues to extend the lead at the top of the championship, now 32 points clear of fellow Subaru driver @Belgianwaffle .
RankDisplayNamePointsAccumulated
1Spinerkopin306
2BelgianWaffle78274
3Dreadmed190
4SolidNinjaSnake155
5Hasnain282152
6Space_Wadet151
7widdler140
8thewrathofwhat138
9mistrelwood121
10GOTMAXPOWER120
11Speedster502116
12PickyReptile87111
13RDA-JETS106
14ABarber95105
15BergGunner102
16miljan42698
17nowthenfella95
18Meadow14276
19Cabelmania72
20amagurichan71
21Devilsoldier9666
22SharkyOB65
23mmf1_PS59
24tomo87558
25c07aea92ce6efb2657
26KurtF556
27Ujhuuu8iolk55
28FiveHoleCole49
29magpieracer47
30Bot_Dasher45
31bigfatflip41
32FinalNitrous37
33alicudis37
34JabierFailure30
35Marco63B25
36lebowski225
37dahKarvaRanne23
38Pato52232320
39WRC Player20
40STR_Axel_air_CH17
41Try_Canal1015
42nirffel15
43skolll-T_T15
44DaniB5814
45GoldMR-NOBODY12
46HajduPeti11
479d1c43eb87fa5a7911
48DummyGames1410
49Ehelechner9
50Bretto739
51vaskildo8
52FiRoMario0008
53D1sharmoneus7
54WRC Player6
55Szurabura19966
56Malkocc5
57vivalabam9225
58siscolin4
59RuggishThuggish4
60Scaff4
61purple_hays844
62BenAFC144
63Syuma25253
64Dibuadri3
65WRC Player3
66NicklasHansson722
67AhoTerunen2
68STR_Foutare_CH1
69lukemlbarry1
70shobek051
71Flemish_fellah1
72WRC Player1
73janhavlat1

The tarmac of San Remo is up next, steep drops and switch back mountain roads providing a complete opposite test to New Zealand.
 
We head into the twilight of this 2001 World Rally Championship with the first of 2 back to back tarmac events. Welcome to the 43rd Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia.
Brutal switchback mountain roads, sheer drops and frequent flat out sections, require precision and confidence. Tyre conservation is also critical with the abrasive roads freely destroying the rubber.

Itinerary
Day 1
Shakedown
Morning Service

SS1: Coldirodi - 12.7km
SS2: Langan - 10.2km

Lunchtime Service
SS3: Rezzo - 8.8km

Afternoon Service
SS4: San Bernardo - 25.6km

Evening Service
SS5: Perinaldo - 7.8km

Day 2
Morning Service
SS6: Passo Teglia - 12.9km
SS7: San Romolo - 12.7km

Lunchtime Service
SS8: Nava - 10.2km

Evening Service
SS9: Colle d'Oggia - 10.2km

Total KM: 111.1km
 
We head into the twilight of this 2001 World Rally Championship with the first of 2 back to back tarmac events. Welcome to the 43rd Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia.
Brutal switchback mountain roads, sheer drops and frequent flat out sections, require precision and confidence. Tyre conservation is also critical with the abrasive roads freely destroying the rubber.

Itinerary
Day 1
Shakedown
Morning Service

SS1: Coldirodi - 12.7km
SS2: Langan - 10.2km

Lunchtime Service
SS3: Rezzo - 8.8km

Afternoon Service
SS4: San Bernardo - 25.6km

Evening Service
SS5: Perinaldo - 7.8km

Day 2
Morning Service
SS6: Passo Teglia - 12.9km
SS7: San Romolo - 12.7km

Lunchtime Service
SS8: Nava - 10.2km

Evening Service
SS9: Colle d'Oggia - 10.2km

Total KM: 111.1km
This is will be probably* my last rally of my part time schedule :) It's my "home" rally, it's mandatory :P (even if I don't really like Croatia :rolleyes:)

* my partecipation in Australia/Indonesia is unlikely to happen, but never say never :sly:
 
In the continued, seeming 'tale of woe' from my 2001 season, I had terminal damage on SS1 :banghead: Not quite sure what it is, but I'm not clicking with this era of car as much as I thought I might.

May experiment with the other cars in the final few rounds...just in attempt to redeem myself!
 
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Had an awful rally. Is the tarmac more slippy than Iberia and Monte or is it just me?
Not just you, I've found it the most difficult of the tarmac stages in terms of slowing down without locking up + maintaining the grip on the switchbacks, and not just in these cars either (one of the early daily stages in the GTPlanet club featured H2 RWD at Croatia in the wet and I must've spun out half a dozen times at least!).

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This was actually one of the test rallies I was using to determine what car I'd pick, did one dummy run in the Impreza on the bottom-to-top switchback stage and got a 6:00'ish. After that I struggled massively to match it with the Evo before throwing in the towel so I'm not too optimistic about this one...
 
Finally had a relatively clean run in one of these after many rallies with many crashes, though I did frustratingly lose a load of time on stage 9 I think it was after clipping the inside and then going into a tree on the outside
 
What a Rally!!!!
First four stage was a disaster!!! Spins, trees and everything else 😰 i was 36sec behind 2nd place… Needed a break😰 after that someting clicked in and the Focus was flying!!! Last stage i was pushing so hard and a bush draged me off the track no penalty but time was lost. I was like okey the comback is over 😥 And in the finish i was suprised that made to the 2nd place by 0,7 ahead of @Dreadmed 😳😳😳 What a rally!!!!
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First four stage was a disaster!!! Spins, trees and everything else 😰 i was 36sec behind 2nd place… Needed a break😰 after that someting clicked in and the Focus was flying!!!
Great recovery!

I had the opposite experience, a twitchy but ultimately incident-free first 4 stages only to put it down for the night. Coming back to a car with worn softs was not a great idea, I ditched it twice on S5 and then what ultimately cost me was S8; understeered clean off the road, lost time trying to get back up the verge and then got a 5s corner cut penalty for good measure:

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So pretty much like Spain, the Evo had pace in it but I didn't have the confidence to fully attack on fresh rubber and then it became borderline undriveable on worn tyres... now the Gorge of Certain Doom™ awaits.

 
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