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16 hours ago, dgeesi0 said:

that is a great bit of footage. 

Yeah, Nicky Grist posted it on Twitter. What a stage. You see that kind of on-board footage all the time from rally drivers, but the precision Colin McRae had was incredible. Had to watch it few times, he certainly was one of the GOAT. 

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it is one of my fav stages i seen colin drive. as said the focus and box allow for him constantly to be on. with a clutch oldskool he would of probably driven it totally different. some parts of that stage look like welsh stages in dirt rally games. focus really were great handling cars.

would be cool to see comparision times on that stage with modern and old cars.

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9 hours ago, ricxxV2 said:

He certainly lived by his famous motto. Love how he downshifted while being sideways at 0:46. The Focus was great but it wouldn't stand a chance against the Fiesta. 

thats modern cars for you. when ken block did a little test kinda showed how quick they were vs his escort cossie. thing is 1 sec behind and with a mcrae or burns you could pull the same time or better. no matter how fast your car is you still gotta be able to drive it. 😄

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11 hours ago, dgeesi0 said:

thats modern cars for you. when ken block did a little test kinda showed how quick they were vs his escort cossie. thing is 1 sec behind and with a mcrae or burns you could pull the same time or better. no matter how fast your car is you still gotta be able to drive it. 😄

Are you talking about his 370 hp (just looked it up) Escort? That's hardly a modern vs. older cars comparison, technically. If you upgrade an old car you'll get similar performance. 

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24 minutes ago, ricxxV2 said:

Are you talking about his 370 hp (just looked it up) Escort? That's hardly a modern vs. older cars comparison, technically. If you upgrade an old car you'll get similar performance. 

its pretty similar timeline comparision. ken went out in the escort cossie then did same run in a new fiesta. the escort was about a sec behind.

 

focus to fiesta wouldnt be too far behind driver obviously makes a big difference.

 

escort cossie came out 1992.

focus came out 98 wrc 99 i think.

 

obviously the drive trains make the difference now.

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2 hours ago, dgeesi0 said:

 

 

obviously the drive trains make the difference now.

...and aero. If you take the '01 Focus WRC, add 80 hp and let Colin McRae do a few test runs with both modern and old, I think the Fiesta would be slightly ahead. The Focus did have an active all-wheel drive system, though, so it'd be pretty close. Later they banned those systems from WRC. 

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Of course it's not for nothing. The reason for Codies to be a sponsor is pretty much the same as for Red Bull now or Big Tobacco back in the day. I find it pretty cool that a rally game dev is somehow involved in real rally. 

Jon is absolutely killing it. I guess he showed today that the superstition around Friday 13th is and has always been BS. He's 3rd in the championship even though they had to retire in Portugal. 

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36 minutes ago, PJTierney said:

That looks like the shots I take for F1 🙂

 

 

Yeah, that's a very popular spot for photographers. Best angle to get a good photo at Eau Rouge. 

Really happy for Jon and Phil. They were on another level. Certainly, going into the last stage with around 1 minute advantage is a very comfortable position to be in. 

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