Race Of Champions 2009

otispunkmeyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 15, 2006
Messages
4,830
Location
Loughborough UK
Car(s)
'03 Skoda Superb (farewell :(), '06 Honda Civic ES
this is what i dont get..... they go back to the buggies, which loeb is better in


they have other cars.... why not go to an impartial car for the tie breaker? they did it last year with Schuey and Ekkstrom (sp?) they went out in the touring cars and shuey lost, they went out in the buggies and shuey won... then they went back to the touring cars....which of course ekkstrom won.

they had V8 vantages to use, cars which neither of them had had much time in


get the fiats out!!
 

y2cwr2005

New Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2008
Messages
5
Location
Luton, U.K
Does it surprise you when that co-founder woman was shouting and cheering for Loeb to win for France!
Still.. it was a great race and DC put everything into it.
 

otispunkmeyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 15, 2006
Messages
4,830
Location
Loughborough UK
Car(s)
'03 Skoda Superb (farewell :(), '06 Honda Civic ES
well unlucky couthard, but honestly you cant be disappointed in losing to loeb..... i've always maintained that rally drivers are pretty much the best in the world (yeah F1/circuit racing is hard but rally is just so unpredictable and varied, you really have to be a master of the wheel and pedals) and loeb is perhaps the best rally driver ever to grace the planet so theres really no shame in losing to that man
 

Hazardous

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2004
Messages
2,230
Location
Southern Finland
Car(s)
None :/
Unfair car choise? Well, they could obviously have gone with the Focus WRC for the tie breaker. That would have been unfair. I think it was pretty good choice, both drivers had experience with the ROC buggy and it was more spectacular than the other buggy.
 

Joc?

Not A Dude
Joined
Jan 5, 2008
Messages
1,353
Location
Hungary
DC was great, I didn't expect him to be in the final! Loeb wasn't too impressive in the beginning but he did it again.
 

devil500

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2007
Messages
2,892
Location
State College, PA || NYC
Car(s)
'07 VW Rabbit 2.5 (Golf) MKV, PCR MXK8 Rotax Max
One thing I noticed about Loeb he's sooo calm with the wheel in his hands you never saw anything crazy. I'm impressed.
 

Terrible3

Active Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2008
Messages
221
Location
Toronto
Car(s)
2008 Mazda 3 Sport 2.3L
I love loeb, but I would have loved to see a different car used in race 3. They should have brought out the fiat 500's to make it more of an even playing field. Considering that the buggy was not DC car of choice I think he drove brilliantly in round three. Honestly a retiring F1 driver VS the WRC dominator in a buggy, who did you expect to win. I really hope we see more racing like this, its worlds better than 95% of the stuff they put on speedvision.
 

Greatgraddage

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2004
Messages
1,200
Location
Ottawa, Canada
What a day out, was a great laugh. DC wins award for most entertaining driver by far! Even managed to screw up his donughts in the f1 car! What a guy. Bit pissed off Hoy didn't race, surely they would have been expecting a little ice and could have done something about it...
 
Top