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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:58 pm 
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F1Thomas wrote:
So your basing these assumptions on just a picture?


"For the first time Kubica is driving Citroen C4 WRC in rally. This car was specially modified for him - gear paddle is located on the left side of steering wheel and handbrake is activated by button. Car was prepared by Ph Sport."

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Okay then.

But how do you know those in his right hand is the button?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:09 pm 
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globi wrote:
F1Thomas wrote:
So your basing these assumptions on just a picture?


"For the first time Kubica is driving Citroen C4 WRC in rally. This car was specially modified for him - gear paddle is located on the left side of steering wheel and handbrake is activated by button. Car was prepared by Ph Sport."

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http://robertscomeback.blogspot.com/201 ... -como.html



I would question that as accurate as Electrical systems on brakes is a big no no. Even in F1 it's not allowed.


That and to be eligible to run a WRC on an international event it has to meet homologation. Certain things are not allowed to be changed.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:22 pm 
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He's got a regular hand brake lever. The button thing is BS

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:26 pm 
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That clears that up then, you can clearly see they are headphones (or some sort) on his right hand on the other picture.

So at least that's a good thing then that he can use a normal hand brake.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Checkout the headrest :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:36 pm 
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So they where headphones, knew it.

Yeah am critical of him doing rally, but at least he's happy, just hope in the future (sooner rather than later) he can move onto the circuit.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:09 am 
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globi wrote:
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He was driving the Clio with a manual sequential gearbox and a hydraulic handbrake - both on the right side. He was the zero car, but people on site reported that he was doing better times than people in faster cars.. Perhaps it's not that bad as far as the limits are concerned, perhaps as far as rallying is concerned endurance and precision are the bigger issues. Both can be improved with rehabilitation.

Like previous said:
he drives rally cars using only the left hand
sequential gear changes on the left side(paddles) - still left hand
Hand brake only his right hand (a button instead of lever - Switch comes with a right hand sleeve)

Have you even read what I've wrote? And Kubica is not driving entirely on handed.
Thanks for the photos though ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:14 am 
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Kubica has won all 4 stages today ... 1:25s ahead of Loix. Impressive.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:24 am 
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could he be the replacement for Loeb....? surely not.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:41 am 
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Seb will do tarmac rounds only, Kubica probably too if the rumors about his WRC starts are true. And he will have his own privateer team (but with Citroen support) according to the rumors.

Just rumors, though.

Another stage won, this time with a small margin. Taking it easy, or some problems?
Stage six also won, this time with the usuall big lead.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:28 am 
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He's repeating he's being cautious most of the time. "we travel fast, but safe"


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:32 am 
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Breen's result from SS5 may suggest that the conditions were odd or changing.

Video:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvc0h3 ... rch_algo=2

New Interview in Polish:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcpGFKfFCNY

He said, among other things that the conditions on stages were a bit different than he expected (more damp) and that the stages had everything (more cutting than in the previous rallies, more dirt on the asphalt etc). He said that he is driving fast but cautiously. He also jokingly pointed out (after being asked about the results in du Var) that the "third league" Italian drivers aren't as bad as some people in Poland think" :) He acknowledged the car advantage, but said he was still a bit surprised with the gaps.
Asked if he will take it easy now (having about 90 second lead) he said that it;'s no fun to drive too slow, but he will talk with his co-driver and they will decide.

If I mixed something up, please correct me. I'm in a bit of a hurry and I summed it up from memory.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:25 am 
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Loix is out. After SS7 Kubica leads the second car by almost 4 minutes. Madness.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Reports say that the stages are very dirty and slippery and that many drivers had punctures.
Another stage won.

Loix damaged his suspension
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:59 pm 
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Too bad Loix is out. But still, he was loosing to Kubica over 1s per every single km. Even more impressive if you consider that Loix lives there, and knows those special stages very well.


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