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Offline SteveH

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2019, 09:58:25 am »
Car parks getting full , reported at 08.00 am
Organisers have warned that the Elsi car park and Penmachno car parks are now FULL.
They are asking those heading to the event to head to Slate Mountain, Dyfnant or Aberhirnant.

Wales Rally GB LIVE: Latest updates as day two of the action gets underway
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-live-latest-17029556

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2019, 01:02:37 pm »
A stage of the Wales Rally GB has been stopped because fans continued to stand in dangerous positions.

Organisers took the decision to stop the fifth stage of the event at Aberhirnant, near Bala , due to spectators standing in positions that were considered unsafe.
They had asked people to move, but they continued to return to the dangerous spots

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-stage-stopped-17031759


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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2019, 06:13:07 pm »
Local driver Matt Edwards has been having a fraught time of it - problems on Penmachno resulting in a big time penalty and I've heard he was parked on the side in a ditch on Dyfnant, although is still shown as last in the results with big penalties.  Not sure if he is still running tomorrow.

Conversely, the North Wales Car Club crew of Tom McKeown and Neil Thomas have been having a good run on Tom's fifth rally ever, their Subaru Impreza (car 239) finishing the day 17th in the National section of 60 starters.

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2019, 10:23:36 am »
Today's newspapers  ......

Wales Rally GB duo emerge unscathed after car crashes into tree
Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila are out of the Wales Rally GB but both men are fit and well after car leaves the road in North Wales forest.... https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-duo-emerge-17034815

Wales Rally GB live: North Wales driver Elfyn Evans wins Saturday opener
We will bring you all the latest as day three of the action gets underway.
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-live-latest-17029556

Wales Rally GB day three: 93-mile race across Gwynedd and Conwy.
https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/17949136.wales-rally-gb-day-three-93-mile-race-across-gwynedd-conwy/

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2019, 02:32:12 pm »
More on today's news.........

Don’t forgot, the Red Bull Matadors will take to the sky at 15:00
Just one of the highlights at the Colwyn Bay Stage.
  better get a move on....
More live news   https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-live-latest-17029556

A video of the Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila crash, and a good example of why spectators should listen to the Marshall's
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/spectacular-moment-wales-rally-gb-17036970


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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2019, 07:55:42 pm »
We decided to stay in the Rally Village and watch the Esport WRC World Final in Venue Cymru Theatre.

Competitors qualified from all over the World and the winner won a brand new Hyundai car worth over £25,000.

Only problem for him was he won the title in 2017 with the same first prize. 😂

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2019, 09:32:30 am »
Stop Press ... Orme stage cancelled ... apparently no safety boat available, rough seas, and sheep are being blamed.

On a more positive note ... car 239 gained an excellent result in the National Rally - finishing 13th overall out of 60 starters.  Photo of them at the finish ramp last night - my son is the one in red.

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2019, 09:58:09 am »
DVT Congratulations to your lad,.....  and a great pity about the Orme stage, ......what do they do instead ?

Today's newspapers.........

This link to three stories in the Pioneer     https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/

Daily post report
Wales Rally GB live: Updates from the final day
We will bring you all the latest as the final day of the action gets underway
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-live-latest-17029556


 

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2019, 11:38:25 am »
Yes, well done Master DVT.

What does everyone think of this?  ))*

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2019, 11:41:29 am »
DVT Congratulations to your lad,.....  and a great pity about the Orme stage, ......what do they do instead ?

Nothing they can do Steve, just write it off.  Same as with the stage cancelled on Friday - those that did it get the time they took, others get a nominal time based on their expected time and what others achieved (yes, these sort of calculations can be done with a bit of computer wizardry!).  As for the Orme they will just give everyone zero penalties.

Yesterday, my lad came across a car on fire in the stage - it was the car that had started two ahead of them (one minute intervals) and the previous car to them had stopped.  Our guys carried on to the next radio point to report the problem - that is the correct procedure - first car stays to assist and slow everyone down, second car carries on to next radio point to report.  The problem was soon extinguished but meant that our crew had lost about 5 minutes ... this was later resolved as they had done the correct thing and any penalty would be unfair (it actually dropepd them 10 places for a while!).   Fortuantely fire was extinguished quickly and no injuries.

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2019, 11:48:20 am »
What does everyone think of this?  ))*

Crews were constantly warned about driving standards and sticking to the legal limits, so only have themselves to blame if they get pulled up for infringements - apart from fines they could also be fined by the organisers.

Yesterday's Daily Post has the usual sort of errors, stating they have to keep to 30mph average on public roads, it is a maximum average and varies depending on the roads - A class or narrow lanes are timed quite differently.

However, this sort of sensationalist reporting, so typical of modern day media, does the sport no favours.

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2019, 11:55:39 am »
I agree, DVT.

Btw, are these prices any cheaper than Primark?  😂
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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2019, 12:07:09 pm »
There had been complaints to the police over speeding, which resulted, as DVT said about the warnings.

I am not sure about the price, but Primarks hang straight down, those are a pain to get in the wardrobe.......  ;)

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Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2019, 12:17:51 pm »
😂

I tried to rotate them twice without success.

Maybe, Ian will do better later.