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Anyone going just booked my flights,cant wait was there in 1999 and 2000 its the only wrc round worth going to. :wine:
 

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Originally posted by cathal
its the only wrc round worth going to. :wine:
Compared to what Cathal ?? I wouldn't say that at all.

Yes, heading over to this one on a social visit. What way are you flying ??
 

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on a big aeroplane wey wings sur.

wey five pound choice up the side.

cathal, do ye actually get close to the action in finland? good visibility? are the stages all they say they are on tv? how many stages would ye see each day.

i have promised myself for years I would get to a wrc rally, but never really found the funds. Ciara, in your opinion, what is the best one? Next year is the year for me.....
 

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Comedians the lot of you ;)

Kenny,

I've done 8 different WRC events and all are brilliant for their own reasons. I couldn't pick one event over another.
 

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i have been to a few wrc rounds as well and finland is by far the best rally of them all tarmac is so boring compaired to gravel
spain is great craic but the rallying is hard to see the crowds are crazy finland has huge crowd but not near as much walking to stages as spain
 

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We were in finland last year. The stages were unreal. You can hardly go anywhere were there isn't a jump, crest or sweeping corner and you are allowed pretty close to the action. There are places where the visibility isn't great but its better than you think for a country thats 72% forest. And if you decide to go to Ouninpohja (know I've spelt that wrong) - the stage with the monumental jump - you would need to get there the night before. We drove through the stage the night before and it was crammed. Not surprising as its simply breathtaking. A guy in M-Sport told us there was around 15,000 people on the stage last year.
 

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no way tarmac is great aswell as gravel.........its really not that expensive to go wrcing ............just postpone ur yearly holiday and go to 2 wrc events........

never been to finland.........its the dearest one to go to along with sweden.
 

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german was the cheapest one i ever went to ryanair to charlori ??? got some hostel 2 mins outside trier which was €5 per night including breakfast was cheaper to go to germany than to go to killarney or donegal
 

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in newcastle £2 /person/night :cheers:

real and true :caution:

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was at finland last year and the craic was savage, good stages and easy enough to get to.. only problem we found were the lunatic drivers of the buses that they use for transporting species from parking areas to the stage... ive never been in a bus driven so hard on tarmac not to mind gravel!!!!
 

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is there a classic rally supporting the rally on one of the days i was reading on wrc.com that toni gardemeister was goin to run his bmw m3 if he couldn't get a drive in time
 

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One of the categories in the Finnish Championship ran behind the main WRC field on the Saturday last year. Its called Group F. M3's, Volvos, Mercs, Starlets, Corollas and few Escorts and Kadetts. Tapio Laukkanen was out in a Starlet. They were amazing to watch.

[Edited on 12-5-2006 by GKnight]
 

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It is worth waiting for the group F boys. They make the WRC boys look slow. Their speed is crazy. We were spectating with some locals last year and just before the group F boys, the locals advised us to stand further back!
Ya, even the locals think that the Group F boys are more sideways than the WRC boys!

The sight of a Volvo 240 saloon sideways in the air at over 100mph will always stay with me!
 

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Martin Costello
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Originally posted by Ian[/

The sight of a Volvo 240 saloon sideways in the air at over 100mph will always stay with me!
Kenny McKinstry used to do it over here,about 87/88 before he took to rebuilding subaru gearboxes
 
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