Rantanen rolls Mini Countryman WRC

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  1. Steve

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    Matti Rantanen rolls Mini Countryman WRC

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LENh1jDBjhM]Matti Rantanen rolls Mini Countryman WRC - WRC Rally Finland 2011 SS2 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Nathan

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    Looks like the bird house is OK.
     
  4. Justa Jim

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    Woh..........

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    I'll give him credit, he did not give up. He was trying for all he was worth to drive that car out of the ditch. Unfortunately it was not to be. Glad the crew was alright.
     
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    Baaaaaaahh!
    Not AGAIN!!!!!:mad2:
     
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    waaaaaaaaaaaay too hot into that corner
     
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    What is wrong with our MINI WRC drivers. They are tearing up some serious hardware!!!!
     
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    They are not out to win or gain points this season

    The drivers are doing just what is expected of them. They are pushing the car way above the limits. This needs to be done to insure a winning Mini WRC car in 2012.

    The specialists will use the data from this to improve on the suspension Etc.

    I do not like to see these crashes but it is just part of the challenge. I'm just happy that there was no injuries.

    I think the Mini is going to be a big contender in 2012.

    :beer
     
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    Exactly, if you don't push the limits you'll never learn how to extend them. ;)

    ......of course if you Just blast past the limits and crash all the time you don't learn very much either.....
     
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    I thought the same thing. Looked like he was trying to save it and almost did. Not sure I would have had the guts to hit the gas like that and go for the save. :nonod:

    Jim
     
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    has nothing to do with my MINI :( -- but at least
    in a nuclear fallout bunker, complete with bottle
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    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang

    not gonna try that at home
     
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    Well the way I see it is you can either crash or try like heck not to. He was trying like heck for sure. Many times these cars are so close to crashing, but the drives skill pulls them through. The drivers of those rally cars have brass donuts, if you get my drift.... :wink:
     
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    has nothing to do with my MINI :( -- but at least
    in a nuclear fallout bunker, complete with bottle
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    cajones de hierro
     
  16. Justa Jim

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    Or they have been eating the jelly filled ones you like. :lol:

    Note: What this is referring to can be found on the JebWooley site

    Jim
     
  17. Steve

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    Insurance?

    Rantanen devastated after Finland smash (wrc.com)
     

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