MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// WRC WEDNESDAY /// NO SLUG BUG: FLYING WITH MIKKELSEN & FLØENE, GERMANY 2012 /// 20.8.2014…

Let us hop into our Not-So-Way-Back Machine and flash back to 2012 for a moment.  Before Rally the World.  Before domination.  Before World Championships.  Before the Polo R WRC.  Before Volkswagen Motorsport as we know it today. For those who are new to the World Rally Championship or failed to notice Volkswagen until you couldn't … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// WRC WEDNESDAY /// NO SLUG BUG: FLYING WITH MIKKELSEN & FLØENE, GERMANY 2012 /// 20.8.2014…

MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// WRC WEDNESDAY /// HEY, LET’S ALL WATCH ‘I AM ANDREAS MIKKELSEN’ TOGETHER (FOOTIE JAMMIES OPTIONAL)/// 22.1.2014…

Alright.  Pull in the squeaky media trolley, close the industrial blinds, pass around the paper towels and popcorn, and switch off the lights.  It's movie time, kids! This time, we will be taking a look at Mr Blue and White Steel, himself, Volkswagen Motorsport pilot Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR), following the tracks he has left behind … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// WRC WEDNESDAY /// HEY, LET’S ALL WATCH ‘I AM ANDREAS MIKKELSEN’ TOGETHER (FOOTIE JAMMIES OPTIONAL)/// 22.1.2014…

MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// WHAT HAPPENS IN PORTUGAL STAYS IN PORTUGAL…

So Vodafone Rally de Portugal is just about to start and Mikko believes he's still in the title hunt; Oh the mind boggles with that kid. Whom I am backing, well, I don't think we'll see too much difference from Mexico really, similar terrain and all, some of it will come down to luck. Ogier … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// WHAT HAPPENS IN PORTUGAL STAYS IN PORTUGAL…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rallyracc-rally de españa (8.11.2012-11.11.2012): a preview…

R A L L Y R A C C   -   R A L L Y   D E   E S P A Ñ A [ 8   N O V E M B E R   2 0 1 2   -   1 1   N O V E M B … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rallyracc-rally de españa (8.11.2012-11.11.2012): a preview…

MOTORSPORT… wrc: volkswagen woos jari-matti latvala; latvala plays hard to get…

We have become so accustomed to tardiness that we had no idea what to do when we tripped over this little rumour, deep in the muck and embedded in Spanish and French (and, to quote Anchorman, "You know I (we) don't speak Spanish").  So, as there is not much information (to the point of it … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… wrc: volkswagen woos jari-matti latvala; latvala plays hard to get…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally argentina (26.4.2012-29.4.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

When it came to handing out our post-World Rally Championship event token prizes, the 2012 Philips Rally Argentina took some thinking.  It was an event of beautifully smooth driving, but little drama.  Which was quite mesmerising to watch.  But, well, little drama leads to fewer photo and video captures making rounds.  Which translates to less … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally argentina (26.4.2012-29.4.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally argentina (26.4.2012-29.4.2012): day 3…

Day 3.  And all was well.  Which may or may not be a good thing, depending on how one looks at it. The 2012 Philips Rally Argentina has been running smoothly.  Very smoothly.  Of course, there have been a few bumps and bruises along the way.  And, a handful of retirements and restarts.  But, there … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally argentina (26.4.2012-29.4.2012): day 3…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally de portugal (29.3.2012-1.4.2012): a preview…

That was nice.  Did you know that Lisbon, Portugal, is the second most popular tourist destination in Europe?  We did not.  But, Wikipedia is assuring us that this is true (so, it simply must be).  And, does anyone not affiliated with a tourism board (really) care enough to research this any further?  Possibly.  We, on … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally de portugal (29.3.2012-1.4.2012): a preview…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally mexico (8.3.2012-11.3.2012): day 4/wrap-up, pt.1…

"I am very happy; I always win here!" -Sébastien Loeb The 2012 Rally Guanajuato Mexico has come to a close.  But, not before demonstrating why the most determined of the clinically insane are banished to the padded cells of institutions.  Because, as noted, all reports on Rally Mexico should be transmitted via crayon-coloured pictograms, drawn … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally mexico (8.3.2012-11.3.2012): day 4/wrap-up, pt.1…