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Looks like Chris Patterson is on for a 2nd in PWRC tomorrow. Why are Irish co-drivers some of the best in the world?
 

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Look at the Irish co-drivers that are doing well on the world scene. They are co-drivers that have rarely co-driven on the Irish championships.
 

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its the amounts of events they get to do every year, if you set down and planned your year you could be away every weekend sitting in.. it all down to practice
 

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It is mostly down to ability, skill, determination and extremely hard work. There are co-drivers out virtually every weekend getting practice and they will never reach a higher level.
 

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"Look at the Irish co-drivers that are doing well on the world scene. They are co-drivers that have rarely co-driven on the Irish championships."

Where did they get their experience?
 

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I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!! Really, I remember some english professor or something stating in the article that to a person who does not speak english as a first language but as a second, he would be able to understand the northern accent the best as the words are pronounced literally when spoken well!! Could be a load of pineapple but I definitely read that!!I'm away to trawl through 100s of really old Carsports/Autosports and Motoring News' now to see if I can find it!!
 

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Originally posted by vatanen
I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!! Really, I remember some english professor or something stating in the article that to a person who does not speak english as a first language but as a second, he would be able to understand the northern accent the best as the words are pronounced literally when spoken well!! Could be a load of pineapple but I definitely read that!!I'm away to trawl through 100s of really old Carsports/Autosports and Motoring News' now to see if I can find it!!

Thats why none of them are from Derry ;)
 

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Originally posted by vatanen
I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!!

doesnt bobby willis have an english accent..
 

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Originally posted by vatanen
I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!!

doesnt bobby willis have an english accent..
thats what i always thought it sounded like !!
 
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