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07-05-2006, 17:08
6 - 7 former champions and Rory in to mix it with them.
What a rally this is going to be and what a championship.
It is a pity only Subaru and Mitsi make the real Gp N machines, but the race will possibly be the best seen in years.
Come On Rory, I know Mark Higgins reckons Rory will be the suprise package tihs year. Lets hope he is, as well as Philip Morrow getting a chance ot showcase his talent.
The best decision the BRC has made in a long time to go Gp N as the entries show.

07-05-2006, 17:23
How can you say that when you have the best rallies in Ireland,just about every weekend with huge entry lists................
I live in Carlisle where the rally is based and I'm only going because Colin McRae is out in the Mark 2 as I certainly would'nt be watching boring Group N's on gravel!!!!

[Edited on 7-5-06 by ste0411]

[Edited on 7-5-06 by ste0411]

rev up
07-05-2006, 17:55
think this is going to be a fantastic championship, dont know any championship that has such a quality line up, there are anyone of 10 guys that could win.... best of luck to rory and phillip, hope they both have a great year

[Edited on 7-5-2006 by rev up]

07-05-2006, 18:00

07-05-2006, 18:04
It back the way things are going in the uk

07-05-2006, 19:57
We had all this chat before F2 came in, it will be rubbish etc..........

What did we get, some of the best championship battles since the McRae & Brookes days in the 80's

It WILL be great to see all these boys out in simular cars again, what a battle.

Only problem will be when we get to the Jim Clark, how will the PR machine deal with the BRC championship leader get whipped by the Poor Wee Corolla?????

07-05-2006, 20:30
I will be out spectating on the JCMR and I'm going to the Manx but only to see the Irish guys in proper cars....

07-05-2006, 21:22
This really is shaping up to be a cracker championship. Quality rather than quantity, just what you want ;)

[Edited on 7-5-2006 by CiaraC]

08-05-2006, 16:24
we may have great rallys and we do, but we do not have 8 - 10 guys with a genuine chance of winning, like the pirelli next week.
Yes GP N cars can be boring but not driven hard by Higgins's, Rory, Mc Rae etc.
Going to be a great year, I hope Tapio and Alistar do more than just the pirelli, but lets just enjoy next weekend.
Sadie, as you said F2 was mega. So will a close GP N fight.
Competitive rallying, thats what the BRC is at last delivering.

08-05-2006, 18:32
Well I will sum it up I travelled over to Northern Ireland at Easter to watch your brilliant guys in action yet I will be giving the Pirelli a miss even though I live in the host town!!!

08-05-2006, 18:34
Sorry no I'm wrong about that I will be out watching the National rally with Colin in his Mark 2

08-05-2006, 20:16
STE have you ever sat in a competitive gp n car? it might change your opinion about boring

08-05-2006, 20:55
As one competitor said on the Manx National... you don't appreciate how fast GpN cars are or how commited you have to be until you are in one. This came from someone who has driven WR Cars before but was out in a N4 car for the first time at the weekend.

A well driven N4 car can be just as spectacular, if not more, than an average driver or even a good driver in a WR Car.

08-05-2006, 21:03
A good driver can be great to watch in a GpN, particularly in the forests, Ste, you are beside a round of what is going to be one of the most competitive rally championships in the world this year, cheer up and get out there and enjoy the spectacle:focus:

08-05-2006, 21:26
No i've never sat in a GPN car and dont think I'll ever get the chance as I dont know any of the drivers well enough...

08-05-2006, 21:27
David why do I need to cheers up?
Just because I say how I see Group N car?

11-05-2006, 13:05
STE volenteer an entry fee and get yourself a licence, see how many people offer you a spin, like James Cullen told me its easier to drive wrc cause you have better gearboxes and much better brakes so you dont need to carry so much speed through corners, well he should know having driven both

half bull half hiefer
11-05-2006, 22:36
colm murphy is a lot more exciting to watch than the majority of wrc's :caution::caution::(:(:caution::caution::laugh::la ugh::yes:


11-05-2006, 23:18
plenty of spectacular drivers in gpn cars,reckon it should be excellent!also in my opinion the cars are as good now as say early gpa cars!and they were good to watch!

12-05-2006, 07:20
Any car on the limit is good to watch. A lot of egos may be shattered with so many drivers in equal cars and it looks like a great top 15 for all the rallies which is what we get in ireland

12-05-2006, 10:11
if gp N sounded better it would help, I think the top men are very committed and good to watch, imagine if a N11 sounded like a GpA Impreza:drool:

12-05-2006, 11:40
the latest spec group n cars are unreal. as good as any group a machine. look at galligan, was it two years ago on the jim clarke. set a fastest stage time overall beating donnelly mcnulty etc.. your mad if you dont go to see that quality of drivers and they so close to you

12-05-2006, 12:07
Originally posted by DavidN
if gp N sounded better it would help, I think the top men are very committed and good to watch, imagine if a N11 sounded like a GpA Impreza:drool:

I think David has hit the nail on the head there as I think half of the spectatcle for me of spectating at rallies is the noise as a car approaches you at high speed.

12-05-2006, 15:23
Whos going to win? wheres the tipsters? very hard to call i think

12-05-2006, 18:40
galligan will be the man for the year over there

12-05-2006, 23:37
hopefully rory,but so many quick men doin it,would luv ta be over there

13-05-2006, 11:25
Galligan is out on the first stage due to Mechcanical problems. Looks likes him bad luck his carried over from last year

[Edited on 13-5-2006 by buckley]

Thomas Maguire
13-05-2006, 12:04
where did you get this info is it real and true??? poor rory

13-05-2006, 12:14

Click on the link and go to retirements

13-05-2006, 14:59
It looks like he may have hit a rock. Two punctures, wheel damaged and he ripped off the oil filter.

13-05-2006, 15:01
Ryan Champion is driving a blinder !!! Quicker than Mark Higgins through Chirdonhead

Staurt Jones had a problem with sticking throttle through the first loop. Phillip lost 5th gear and 4th gear giving probs too. Changed gearbox in service I think.

13-05-2006, 16:09
What a poor event GpN is worse than I thought it would be and worse still Colin Mcrae went out..
S1600 were OK best bit was the Group B cars and Matt Wilson

13-05-2006, 16:25
Originally posted by ste0411
What a poor event GpN is worse than I thought it would be and worse still Colin Mcrae went out..
S1600 were OK best bit was the Group B cars and Matt Wilson

Thought you werent going to watch the GpN cars?:whistle:

13-05-2006, 16:31
Well they went through before Colin was due so had to watch them plus the Group B car were as well...

13-05-2006, 16:31
It makes you see how good Irish rallying is

[Edited on 14-5-06 by ste0411]

14-05-2006, 20:58
Well done Philip Morrow

14-05-2006, 21:42
Yeh he seemed to have a good rally and finished to gain expericence

Mark Lowe
14-05-2006, 21:48
Ryan always goes well in Kielder

Jimmy Page
14-05-2006, 22:01
Originally posted by ste0411
It makes you see how good Irish rallying is

[Edited on 14-5-06 by ste0411]

Are you sure you're not John O'Donoghue? Or the chair of Fáilte Ireland?

15-05-2006, 19:05
Fair play to Ryan Champion. I didn't think he had that kind of pace.

16-05-2006, 06:29
It didnt look great on sky sports on monday night, looked like they were carrying punctures in most of the shots and mike brewer is a bit of a richardhead as well

[Edited on 02102005 by fidgy]

16-05-2006, 08:56
Originally posted by fidgy
It didnt look great on sky sports on monday night

Have to agree with you Martin, didn't look like much of a spectacle despite all the top names being present.