RDRC S8 Round 4 - Rally Finland (27th March - 2nd April 2017)

Ole Marius Myrvold

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Of course with me singing up on friday and then get accepted into the racenet league, which probably happend sometime between saturday night and sunday morning when i was sleeping,

That sounds like it is pretty much accurate indeed, as the majority of the RDRC staff was busy with the 12 hrs @ Interlagos in RDLMS Saturday (and thus, practicing on Friday) :)
Happy to see you enjoyed the rally :)
 

Ole Marius Myrvold

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Thanks Ole (and team?) for your amazing work.
Happy that you enjoy your time here! :) And team, is correct. The results couldn't have happened without Michael Nelson (or Aaron DeMarre and his program), and the magazines would look like a three years old first painting if it hadn't been for Jack Hintz :)
 
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Well i guess it is time to say how my rally went..
Of course with me singing up on friday and then get accepted into the racenet league, which probably happend sometime between saturday night and sunday morning when i was sleeping, ment that i didn't have time to do a good setup. Making a costly mistake on SS1 didn't make things any easier as my engine temperature was going up. SS2 & SS3 were fairly ok with minor mistakes at SS2 without taking much damage. When we came to the first night stage i had a major crash which broke my headlights and i had a puncture. To add on top of that i had another crash on the same stage and another puncture. All of that made that stage 11+ minutes. Then the rally went downhill. Hit a pole radiator was gone then i repaired hit another pole it was gone again, got a puncture and then on SS8 my engine blew up. Yep pretty chaotic but it was fun while it lasted.
From what i see next rally is at Germany which i look forward to and hope to finish it even if at last place. Thanks for the organisers for organising such an awesome event and for the drivers for the good competition.
This is like copy paste from what i experienced in SS13 ... :D According to early results, i was the last one on that stage!
 
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I'm going to fire all my team mechanics, because they were drunk and enjoying sunbathe in service park. Only one was working and he knew how to repair radiator only. It was not enough so my engine was seriously damaged and last his breath was on SS13. DNF'ed.
Very sad, because I was quite comfortable and found a good rhythm to be around 15th place in the 4WD- class. Hope to find better mechanics in Germany.. :cool:
 
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I'm going to fire all my team mechanics, because they were drunk and enjoying sunbathe in service park. Only one was working and he knew how to repair radiator only. It was not enough so my engine was seriously damaged and last his breath was on SS13. DNF'ed.
Very sad, because I was quite comfortable and found a good rhythm to be around 15th place in the 4WD- class. Hope to find better mechanics in Germany.. :cool:
I have heard that germans are good mechanics and work a lot (i mean have you seen the new 919? that looks awesome) so i guess you are in luck.
 
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yep, if there is one place where you can find good mechanics it's here in germany. however, they come at a price ...
 

Ole Marius Myrvold

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Subaru is, actually, not invunerable to punctures.

Also not immune to engine failures in the night*. A ghost story in the making? :p

*Put me out of my misery anyway - busy me had no time to practice and I was having a dreadful rally as a result! :cry:
If it makes you feel better my engine was knocked out by a mix of overheating and a BUSH.
 

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Yeah, I had horrific percentages for just about everything in my test run. So then in the actual rally, apart from taking the big jumps carefully I also had long gears and kept the revs down in the Fiesta (but the power peak is 5500 rpm so that shouldn't have hurt much in terms of speed... maybe?). Like I said in another thread though, I totally overdid the carefulness and was really slow ;)
Perverse net result: at the end, the car was in the best condition of any rally this year :O_o:
 

Ole Marius Myrvold

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OMG!! That's amazing, how you do that? I wasn't sure if i'd finish this rally by day 2
Well, you were almost 5 min ahead of me, so I'm not sure my advice would help you when it comes to speed.
I never kept my throttle down while in air, and always slowed down before jumps. I never had any long or hard jumps (except on the very last stage).
That's what I did :)