WRC Modern Classics Season 2001. San Remo

Results for the previous round will be up soon. Busy weekend delayed things and then had a minor issue with the club to sort.

All good now though.
Ignore me, I'm getting ahead of myself.

Fell off a cliff after a few KM on the first stage, hasn't been my week, terminal on SS1 on the GTP club too.
 
Well that was going really, really well for the first 3 stages then on stage 4 on old tyres I fell off the road and a DNF. Shame that as I was in a really nice rhythm. 4th DNF in a row but on the plus side I had really good pace this time around
 


Considering what I've experienced before I'm amazed I didn't get a puncture on this run, annoyingly I also rolled off an embankment about 1km from the end at the final stage despite sternly telling myself to drag it to the end. 😑

It is a bit weird what the game classifies as an irrecoverable car, I did another dummy run on one of the stages (featuring the same series of switchbacks at the start of Karoutes) whilst purposefully throwing myself off in various places up that climb. Without exception I only got resets and penalties (of varying seriousness).
 
Almost a flawless run from my part, until Stage 6 (the longest one) where this little rock almost killed my engine. Luckily I had enough time to repair everything on the following service.
1849250_20240517133531_1.png


Then right at the start of Stage 8, I got distracted by irl stuff and jumped the start.
I want to maximize points for the next rallies so I can skip Croatia and Corsica 🤣
1849250_20240517123632_1.png
1849250_20240517144701_1.png
 
Well I was doing ok in Kenya until I hit that bloody tree, you know, the one that's all by itself on the semi straight bit. Oh well never mind lol
 
Rally Acropolis is complete, car have been broken, drivers have been beaten, but we have a result. @Spinerkopin continues an unbelievable season with another stunning victory in the Impreza, beating PickyReptile87 in the Focus by over 10 minutes(!). KurtF5 came home 3rd in the 2nd Impreza.
RankDisplayNameVehicleTimeDifferenceToFirst
1SpinerkopinSUBARU Impreza 20011:27:520:00:00
2PickyReptile87Ford Focus RS Rally 20011:38:290:10:37
3KurtF5SUBARU Impreza 20011:39:420:11:50
4miljan426SUBARU Impreza 20011:39:570:12:05
5BelgianWaffle78SUBARU Impreza 20011:40:220:12:30
6SolidNinjaSnakeFord Focus RS Rally 20011:40:330:12:41
7Pato522323Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI1:47:500:19:58
8DreadmedMitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI1:49:110:21:19
9thewrathofwhatSUBARU Impreza 20011:50:360:22:45
10GOTMAXPOWERFord Focus RS Rally 20011:58:320:30:40
11SharkyOBFord Focus RS Rally 20012:08:110:40:19
12Marco63BSEAT Córdoba WRC2:10:430:42:52
13mistrelwoodSEAT Córdoba WRC2:12:480:44:56
15ABarber95SUBARU Impreza 20012:17:490:49:58
16Meadow142Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI2:23:370:55:45
17TR_FoutareCitroën C4 WRC2:27:500:59:59
18nowthenfellaSEAT Córdoba WRC2:28:581:01:07
19darrenersmit82Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI2:29:451:01:54

Spinerkopin extends to a 37 point lead over @Belgianwaffle with @Dreadmed sitting in 3rd.

RankDisplayNamePointsAccumulated
1Spinerkopin236
2BelgianWaffle78199
3Dreadmed153
4Space_Wadet151
5SolidNinjaSnake119
6Hasnain282114
7GOTMAXPOWER111
8RDA-JETS106
9BergGunner102
10widdler99
11thewrathofwhat94
12mistrelwood86
13miljan42679
14Speedster50276
15Meadow14276
16nowthenfella74
17amagurichan71
18ABarber9569
19Devilsoldier9666
20mmf1_PS59
21tomo87558
22Ujhuuu8iolk55
23c07aea92ce6efb2653
24Cabelmania51
25FiveHoleCole49
26magpieracer47
27PickyReptile8745
28Bot_Dasher45
29bigfatflip41
30FinalNitrous37
31alicudis37
32JabierFailure30
33lebowski225
34dahKarvaRanne23
35KurtF523
36Pato52232318
37Marco63B16
38Try_Canal1015
39nirffel15
40skolll-T_T15
41DaniB5814
42SharkyOB13
43HajduPeti11
44DummyGames1410
45TR_Axel_air9
469d1c43eb87fa5a798
47vaskildo8
48FiRoMario0008
49D1sharmoneus7
50WRC Player6
51Malkocc5
52vivalabam9225
53siscolin4
54RuggishThuggish4
55Scaff4
56BenAFC144
57Syuma25253
58Dibuadri3
59Bretto733
60AhoTerunen2
61TR_Foutare1
62lukemlbarry1
63Flemish_fellah1
64WRC Player1
65janhavlat1
66Ikk_klar0
67MartimRoquE230
68Gr0upB0
69darrenersmit820
70GoldMR-NOBODY0
71postmanliamc0
72Hultberg4200
73AnttiRenfors0
74juniorjohan0
75S1Tofran0
76sylvainjaussaud20
77MaverickAustria0
78yuzabulow0
79Eddie_Estsidrz0
80SteveIsAwake0
81Mounta1nShark0
82micka472000
83jproque_clubs0
84fourpegs0
85DarkSmaile9770

No change in position in the manufacturers standings, Subaru extend over Ford at the top by a further 3 points, Mitsubishi and SEAT fall further back and Peugeot fail to score at Acropolis.

RankManufacturerPoints
1Subaru269
2Ford149
3Mitsubishi103
4SEAT81
5Peugeot69
 
Welcome to the 49th Safari Rally Kenya. Along with Monte-Carlo, possibly the most famous rally in the WRC. Brutal terrain, high speed sections, ruts that tractors would struggle with, extreme heat and fesh-fesh to deal with. This rally will test man and machine like no other event will. The most stages of any event this season, type conservation and servicing will be crucial to succeed.

Itinerary
Day 1
Shakedown


Morning Service
SS1: Malewa - 9.7km
SS2: Moi North - 5.5km
SS3: Wileli - 4.9km

Lunchtime Service
SS4: Kingono - 4.4km
SS5: Marula - 5.5km
SS6: Tarambete - 9.6km

Day 2
Morning Service
SS7: Soysambu - 20.7km
SS8: Sugunoi - 9.7km

Lunchtime Service
SS9: Kanyawa - 10.7km

Afternoon Service
SS10: Kanyawa-Nakura - 10.7km
SS11: Nakuru - 10km

Day 3
Afternoon Service
SS12: Mbaruk - 20.2km

Total KM: 121.6km
 
18fa41687c356-screenshotUrl.jpg
Besides some corner cut penalties, because of a bouncing car, I got pretty clean through this adventurous location... No major issues, not even in the service parks to my surprise... I wonder where I will end up in the final result of this one 🤞
 
Ended up having to miss the previous round sadly...and with no time to practice I'll be just hoping to get a safe and solid finish here 🤞
 
That tree yields for no man or machine...



Back to the present, I started off quite well despite being thrown off the road by those ruts (that were classified as "bumps" in the notes). Annoyingly I had a couple more severe interactions with them later on in addition to getting violently bounced off the road when I wasn't expecting it, so now I have to somehow find 30s in the Savanna section to overhaul @Belgianwaffle.

 
I hit a pothole/crater on stage 1 that spat my car into a tree, in hindsight I really shouldn't have just sent it through that corner. Aside from that issue on stage 1 Kenya went very well. Managed the keep it clean, or as clean as possible at a rally as rough as Kenya to finish 7th overall with 18h left.
 
Dived straight into Finland this morning...I was totally unprepared for how rutted and rough these stages would be. Definitely wish I'd spent some time testing with this level of degradation. Finding that this is actually more hard work than Kenya!

Needless to say, I've subsequently been jettisoned into the trees a few times already 😂
 
Dived straight into Finland this morning...I was totally unprepared for how rutted and rough these stages would be. Definitely wish I'd spent some time testing with this level of degradation. Finding that this is actually more hard work than Kenya!

Needless to say, I've subsequently been jettisoned into the trees a few times already 😂
It's like a high speed railway with no brakes.
 
It's exactly that. Then if you do end up bouncing out of the ruts it's a case of crossing everything that you manage to avoid the plethora of trees lining the stages :scared:
 
Finland done with a pretty much clean run! I think that's the first time ever for me, very happy :D

Great stage time battle with Speedster over the second half of that rally, I think were pretty much on the same pace for the majority of the stages.
 
Last edited:
Bit of a mixed bag in Finland for me. Really felt like I had some moments of an alright pace and then would proceed to barrel roll into oblivion.

Got into a much better groove in the second half of the rally (after I'd managed to fix the car for the most part). That said managed to enter the final stage with no lights which was a little scary :scared:

Definitely enjoyed this faster more flowing rally.
 
I finished my rally this morning... Max degradation in Finland is a nightmare to me... The car seems to want to kill you every stage 😱
I managed to get through in one piece, despite 2 little errors. But I feel the pace was way too slow. But everytime I tried to increase the pace, I got punished. So, I kept it safe to score some points at least
18fc8df526159-screenshotUrl.jpg
18fc8df676c41-screenshotUrl.jpg
18fc8df850597-screenshotUrl.jpg
18fc8df914972-screenshotUrl.jpg
 
I finished my rally this morning... Max degradation in Finland is a nightmare to me... The car seems to want to kill you every stage 😱
I managed to get through in one piece, despite 2 little errors. But I feel the pace was way too slow. But everytime I tried to increase the pace, I got punished. So, I kept it safe to score some points at leastView attachment 1359995View attachment 1359996View attachment 1359997View attachment 1359998
Love how you say the pace was slow, yet you're currently sat in 1st place overall with a time that's one minute faster than the next driver.
 
Back