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Whitewater5 - 2007-09-16


SolRo - 2007-09-16


StanleyPain - 2007-09-16

McRae could sometimes be abrasive and it's too bad that his relationship soured with his co-driver right around 2003, but I liked watching him and I LOVE WRC. Probably the only thing I miss about losing cable and satellite is Speed Channel (or whatever it goes by these days).

I was legitimately bummed to hear about his passing, and his son as well.

C. Eloi Marx - 2007-09-16

Don't worry to much about losing Speed Channel, it doesn't show the WRC, or much racing these days. If you want to watch the channel for other things go to http://www.tvunetworks.com/ and download their internet TV program; Speed is listed under the channel 'Wheels' and it's how I watched Le Mans this year.

StanleyPain - 2007-09-16

So what's a good place to see WRC coverage? I haven't been on the offical website in ages just assuming it went all Web 2.0 and wasn't that great, but I am probably wrong.

C. Eloi Marx - 2007-09-16

That is a question I don't know the answer to; the WRC site has video and 'Rally Radio' of the events but it's all gone very PPV, where as live timing, ect used to be free.

The championship seems to have taken a gamble on trying to propagate itself though the web rather then TV, and the gamble doesn't seem to be paying off. Anecdotally, I used to be a die-hard rally fan but since it's been off Canadian TV I've just stop following it altogether. On the sporting side, the WRC has lost most of it's manufacturer support; only Citroen, Ford and Subaru are left and the field fills out with some privateer teams.

Like the late 80's, it's dark days for rallying, but like the late 80's endurance racing is on the rise, there is a World Touring Car Championship again, plus F1 has a good title fight this year. So sit down, turn on, and curse McLaren to hell; 'cause Kimi needs all the help he can get.

StanleyPain - 2007-09-17

I kinda dig US Rally too...especially the small, amateur races where people just trick out an old Civic or something and give it a go. Speed used to cover those, especially in the Northwest.

Frank Rizzo - 2007-09-16

isnt this the guy that rolls over like ALLL the time?

I wish speed would show more rallying, or racing for that matter.

athodyd - 2007-09-17


Man, the spectators always get me in these videos. A halfway-out-of-control Focus hurtles past you sideways at 40-50 mph and you still don't feel like stepping back a little bit.

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