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    Calling all DiRT fans! What do you love about rally?

    What do you love about rally from the mechanic part? Well I guess this small movie from 10 minutes will describe everything, I think this is from the 1984 World championship in the Safari Rally. They had a problem with the gearbox,. and the Rothmans rally team change the gearbox on the Streets in the 15 minute service time,... its amazing! The team work, everything,... that makes the sport so fantastic.  Enjoy! :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfjaIsT3gn0
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    DiRT Rally Championship 2015

    I cant make it these 2 months, really busy rally schedule. But I will join later perhaps :)
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    "Next" DiRT game wishlist!

     I Think the R5 rally class is getting a very good potential atm ! With officially factory brands making some R5: Peugeot 208 T16 (R5) Citroen DS3 R5 Ford Fiesta R5 Skoda Fabia R5 Not (yet) factory supported R5: Mitsubishi Mirage R5 Opel Corsa R5
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    You mean S1 E2 right? ahahah Yhea I ment the Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 ;-) Althrough I wanted to say the RS200 first but that aint "THATCAR" right? ;-)
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    Calling all DiRT fans! What do you love about rally?

    The way u build/ prepare your rally car for an event,.. You put in all these months a lot of time and money in that rally car, u created a team all petrol minded, not just a team, u created a special bond with the group of people, together u created an amazing car that will take u through this rally adventure! But not just a car, u trust these people when u drive over the 180 km/h over the small forest roads, everything is fit correctly together to get the best out of that (lion) car where u drive in! But even more special is the bond inside the car, the close relation with your co-driver,.. Your team ( and perhaps yourself) created an amazing monster, that went through the safety scrutineering. While you and your co-driver where out on the rallystages to do some recce, inspect every corner at the stage, creating together with your soul-mate ( read co-driver) the pacenotes where every corner detailed will be described. The pacenotes are on paper, you are back at the service area, the car is ready, people are getting ready u chat with some rivals and other rallydrivers or team members about the stages, talking about tactics.., Then you go back to your team area,... talk with the lead mechanics about the tactics,.. full attack from the start? What kind of small adjustments? Tires? All tarmac or also gravel? Suddenly you hear the first engine sounds of WRC rallycar roaring to warm up the engines, you keep checking the weather forecast,... 65% change of rain,.....Your co-driver tells you to change clothes,... get your racing overall on and racing face,... 30 minutes left,... you are ready 10 minutes.... tension rises,... last moment u notice that your rival put intermediate tires at there rally car instead of slicks what they told you,.... quickly u order your team to fit the intermediates ( or perhaps full wets) You are in the car,... put your 6 point seat belt harness on,... your co-driver is ready,..  Your mechanic slams the door,.. its closed,.. infront of you one mechanic jacks the car up,... the special rally jacks are removed,... they lower the car,.. one Mechanic guide you back from your service area, with one hand movement,they slam at the car and shout Goodluck! Remember it! Stay focused!  You shift to first gear,... drives to the end of the service area,.... the co-drier says,.. wait 1 more minute before we are aloud to enter the time control area,.. you noticed your rival is behind you,..  Its our time, your co-driver guide you to the first controle post, u get the time card and the first time,... u follow the road book what the co-driver read,.. up over the start ramp... u hear the speakers shouting,... your team name, the co-driver and drivers name... , u do see alot of spectators, u let the engine roar! game on! You get your time and drive to the first Special stage,.... 3 km left before the first time controle at the Special stage 1,... u look at your codriver , and he nod,...  you steer from left to right very  overdone,.. when you are straight you pull op the engine and immediately brake very hard,... u do that a couple of times,... u noticed,... brakes are hot tires are getting grip, the car is ready to rock! You are at the time controle,... 3 more minutes before we have to check in, quickly u open the rear door from the car, u put your H.A.N.S system and your Helmet out of it, u and your co-driver put them on,... U close the car,.. strap your self in to the 6 point harness , plug in at the intercom system,.. your co-drivers tells you to check in at the time controle,... u drive slowly forwards,... 3 cars a head of you,... 3 more minutes before you release all the power... U put your racing gloves on ,.. 2 more cars in front of you,... your co-driver put the road book away and change them for the pacenotes,.... 1 more car infront of you,... 1 minute before the start... You are getting ready final final check,... the codrivers says softly the first pace notes,.. 300 m into Left 3 sec ( means dont cut),.... u hear the engine roar, smells the burning rubber from the car infront of you as they are ready to launch into the stages,.... the Marshal waves at you,... you drive to the start line,....  60 secounds before we launch ,... u give a hand shake to your co-driver,.. and tell him goodluck! 45 seconds,.... Marshal makes a hand signal,.. 30 second,... your co-driver is counting in his head,... he reset the tripmaster to 0 15 seconds hand sginal from the marshal,.. First gear,... clutch in ,... u rev up to 6000 rpm,.. handbrake tight,..... 10 seconds count down from the hand of the marshal, your codriver starts counting 10,9,.. 8,.. U keep the rev steady,..... 3,2.1...... u drop the clutch release the handbreak,.. 180 horsepower strong rally monster realse from the start line,,.... your codriver calling the notices  and meters from his tripmaster,... 2nd gear,... 3rd gear,.... 100m Left 3 SEC! shout the codriver  u brake hard!, release the brake, steer in the right position go on the throttle  steer into the corner and try to keep the car on the track! u noticed that the rear comes a little bit, u quickly touch the handbrake and the car correct it self, and you are with your head in to the nexst corner,... and the pace notes keep coming,... you are fighting to win every second.... .................................. Until so far the first part of what i love about rallying..... Even more beautiful is when u got really bad damage and your service team and maybe your rivals help you to keep you into the rally,... i can write a book about all this stuff..... But i just dont have all the time,..... i will continue later perhaps ;-)  
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    But we must watch out!,..  It could be the calm before the storm, Because there is every sign of a dust storm brewing, made by an Audi Quattro S2 passing by at full speed over the small gravel roads! Although the sound of the Anti-Lag already give away some clues to us. ;-)
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Guess I missed a lot of gossip,... while preparing and rallying my last rally,.. anyway :D  Small update before we go back gossiping, We did finished the Tank S Rally 2015, never drove under such tricky slippery  rainy conditions over the small dikes, where there was no room for error or a mistake,... ( the rewind button is not available in real) and we couldn't get out of the water if u dropped down the dike. Although it was 100% tarmac, we had to cut so much that there was for more than 5 kg of mud around my car, but that do makes it challenging. We finished 47th overall and 3rd in my class, could have been much better if I had the guts, but I couldn't afford to crash or damage my rally car badly, because of a tight rally schedule and some targets that I have to achieve. Here a nice photo from the last power stage ( at an Industrial area)   
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Did you guys also noticed that May 22- 24 the World Rallycross Championship visit Lydden Hill? :O 12 / 28 of May will make it plausible! * Gossip material !!!!*
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Continuing onto my always evolving conspiracy theory:  128  James MAY rallycross episode airing on '8th' day hmm.. But what about the 1???    The 1 to make 28 , 29 (28+1) so that will make it 29 of May :O =  the last friday in May Although 24 of may in 2011 was a tuesday,...  hmm... doesnt make sense....
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Hmmm,... I found some gossip material,... Lately the DiRT twitter page has been flirting with the Red Bull GRC Rallycross twitter.... around rallycross.. Thats suspicious ,... but what even more James May in a Rallycross car,... Should this be a hint that we can expect something in May? Lately someone wished to have a new rally game in Q3 the DiRT page said that Q3 is way to far away, some how ironic,,,, so should we get it in Q2? Beside that D3 got released at 24 of May,... so this could make it a little bit more solid. What do you thing guys?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Hmmm guys,.... I noticed this from the rival.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r9Hk96oBcA Just information....
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    ;-) Thats a little bit of teasing Luke!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Have fun today DiRTy gossipers! I am going to some very exited rally related things today All top secret!
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    "Next" DiRT game wishlist!

    Car sounds and audio was never bad in the DiRT games. But i dont really care about the sound tracks...
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Sadly I have to cancel my trip, :( To busy with work and rallying, especially next weekend/ begin next week.. Atleast I will make sure to come over to the UK later this year, perhaps I can also meet up with some DiRTy forum guys over here ? U can stay up-to-date about my European rally carreer by following us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MvHRallysport
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Alzenau (Germany) -> Southam (UK) aint that far! Would love to see Paddon jumping over! only thing I guess what would be a problem should be the time,... in 2 weeks they got to move to Mexico for the WRC Rally Guanajuato México.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I thought the date was set to Monday February 23rd...? See Lee's post: http://forums.codemasters.com/discussion/comment/69693/#Comment_69693 Ah thanks @gentleNameMVB i think i have overlook it ,... going to check the date and try to fix it!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @justbiglee any Tuesday news about any visit round plans? :D
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    In that case count me in ( depending on the date) ;-)
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Anyone going to the WRC of Sweden next week? Still in doubt if i'll come over to Sweden to support Kevin Abbring, or visit Southam later this year :D :s Hard decisions :P
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    Benniz's rally driver debut - The thread

    Congrats @Benniz ! It really doesnt look easy to start your first rally on ice/snow/gravel ! Respect! Looking forward for my first snowy event, perhaps next year?
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    Dirt 3 update request !!

    U wont find that answer over here ;-) It will be a big secret what car will be in the nexst Rally game from Codemasters! ;-) So wait and see...
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Would love to meet u guys too! So far I just met the DiRT staff and few forum members, even some one in New Zealand xD We all got the same heartbeat for that genre of gaming and sport ;-)
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Depending on my rally and work schedule I will give a check when a date is announced when u want to plan it, Its always good to come over to the UK ;-) But u can count on me if needed ;-)
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    Benniz's rally driver debut - The thread

    But "wide enough to pass while you're both sliding sideways" isn't it. I want something challenging, like WRC and RBR, where I actually have to think about what I'm doing, and can't just run the majority of the stage at full throttle. Thats the SIM way of thinking ;-) Believe, dont get me wrong, I want the same as you, because in real rallying its not all the time flat out, only the WRC and ERC drivers flat out all the time, funny fact perhaps; Did u know that all the Rent WRC cars by privateers in every country getting more to suffer (mechanical) then when they got driven by a WRC driver? Small example, All the factory drivers (WRC drivers) drive a rally stage for more then 90% full throttle and a few heavy brake points ,all the privateers that rent a WRC car drive much more carefull, ( no offence, because if u crash it cost a lot of money a WRC car) but because they drive the rally stage 60 or 70% flat out and more braking the Anti lag system gets really hot and get more damage = will be earlier destroyed. Because the WRC got 90% flat out the antilag has time to cool down,.. but because of all the braking a WRC car driven by a privateer gets the antilag to hot because it has no time to cool down. There are many other examples ( sorry rallyaddicted xD) And to be honest even here in the Netherlands we dont have wide roads/rallystages but the main thing u have to remeber is that the young arcade rally gamers do want a little bit more space on the road. Last but not least, belive me its in save hands our wishes over there in Southam ;-) Specially because @jontucker was involved and @KickUp is still there ;-) so there are real rally drivers infiltrated in the Codemasters base ;-)
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