wales Rally GB

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  1. #51 JOEVXR, Dec 8, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    SS19- Port Talbot 2 FULL RESAULTS...
    Loeb also takes the win for this stage by a very respectable 4.9seconds ahead of Latvala increasing his gap between Latvala overall by 12.7seconds and winning the Wales Rally GB
    Rossi really finding his feet now placing 11th ahead of François DUVAL and finishing 12th overall...

    FULL RESAULTS....
    http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=405&season=2008&rally_id=GB&category=&stage=19
     
  2. #52 JOEVXR, Dec 8, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    SS19- Port Talbot 2 FULL RESAULTS...
    Loeb also takes the win for this stage by a very respectable 4.9seconds ahead of Latvala increasing his gap between Latvala overall by 12.7seconds and winning the Wales Rally GB
    Rossi really finding his feet now placing 11th ahead of François DUVAL and finishing 12th overall...

    FULL RESAULTS....
    http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=405&season=2008&rally_id=GB&category=&stage=19
     
  3. #53 JOEVXR, Dec 8, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    SS19- Port Talbot 2 FULL RESAULTS...
    Loeb also takes the win for this stage by a very respectable 4.9seconds ahead of Latvala increasing his gap between Latvala overall by 12.7seconds and winning the Wales Rally GB
    Rossi really finding his feet now placing 11th ahead of François DUVAL and finishing 12th overall...

    FULL RESAULTS....
    http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=405&season=2008&rally_id=GB&category=&stage=19
     
  4. ROSSI'S PERFORMANCE PRAISED BY WRC STARS

    Valentino Rossi’s 12th place finish on Wales Rally GB has been applauded by WRC drivers Sebastien Loeb and Jari-Matti Latvala and Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson.

    The Italian MotoGP star and his co-driver Carlo Cassina drove a Stobart-backed Ford Focus RS WRC in the event and showed steadily improving pace throughout the weekend.

    After ending Friday’s first day of the competition in 24th position, the pair made up 12 places on Saturday and Sunday, eventually finishing three and a half minutes outside the top ten.

    “I’m very happy, firstly to finish the rally and secondly to set some very good times on Sunday’s four stages,” said Rossi. “The car was fantastic and I was finding it easy to drive when we got a precise setting. My approach was to take the race step-by-step and try not to make any mistakes and this worked well. I think this rally was very difficult and finishing it makes me very happy indeed. It’s been fantastic working with the Stobart team; they are all very friendly and hopefully we will get a chance to work again together.”

    Ford team boss Malcolm Wilson said: “There has been so much excitement with Valentino in the team and his presence has been a massive boost to the squad; his times on Sunday were remarkable.”

    Jari-Matti Latvala thought Rossi’s careful approach to the rally has been the right one. “For me Valentino did a good job,” said the Finn. “I remember when he was here the first time, because it was my first World Rally in 2002, and I had a feeling that year that there was too much pressure for him to suddenly arrive and do a great performance.

    “He is doing it the right way now, by having fun and starting slowly and improving step by step and gaining in confidence. That is the way you have to come in the WRC. Take me for example. I have been here now since I was seventeen and I am now twenty three. So now I am starting to be able to fight against Sebastien but it took so many years, six years, to get where I am. Things don’t happen quickly unless you are multi-talented. So for me, Valentino’s performance was good and I am really happy to see how he is improving and if he does more World Rallies in the future he could reach quite easily a top ten position,” added Latvala.

    Rally winner Sebastien Loeb also noticed a steady improvement in Rossi’s performance. “I think Valentino at the moment is a World Champion in motorbikes and for sure it is very hard for him to arrive like this in a World Championship rally,” said Loeb. “It is like me arriving tomorrow in MotoGP. I think I would be far behind! At the end of the rally he was getting better and better and for sure he improved. But I hope he had some fun and I think he came for that. I spoke a bit with him and he was struggling a bit with the notes and I understand that. At this speed you need some experience. But he was getting better.”
     
  5. love to, but too unreliable on a long scale, quite happy to follow Rally GB
     
  6. Badass.
     

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