Which stages had the best battles to the second? Which power stages robbed rally leaders of their victories? Which stages turned into junkyards of rally cars? It Gets Faster Now! goes through the ten most dramatic stages of the 2019 season. Stages are listed in chronological order. Cover image by Richard Simpson (C). 1. La […]Read More The 10 most dramatic stages of the 2019 WRC season
The 2019 season introduced a new rally, but a whole round was cancelled along many individual stages. Some events remained as they were, while a few revamped their routes. Stages kept becoming shorter, whereas speeds became sometimes faster, sometimes slower. Cover photo by Richard Simpson / Flickr (C).Read More WRC season 2019 review
The 2020 WRC calendar was published today. There are more changes than we’ve used to seeing in the past years. Here’s a summary of how the characteristics of the season will changeRead More 2020 WRC Calendar Thoughts
WRC rallies used to be longer and different to each other, whereas today they are short and quite similar in format. How much do the regulations limit the routes? Let’s take a look at the current rule book.Read More WRC itineraries by the rule book
It’s a good time to reflect on the past season and look a bit into the statistics of the 2018 WRC stages. What were the longest or fastest rallies or stages and how did they differ between each other? What were the most memorable or creative solutions? Cover image by Kyn Chung By the numbers […]Read More 2018 WRC Season Wrap-up
It’s now exactly 12 months since I got the idea of putting up a blog about special stages. What has happened during that time?Read More First year of It Gets Faster Now!
For the 2019 season, the Finnish ASN allows “virtual chicanes” to be used instead of traditional obstacles placed onto the routes. What kind of an idea is this?Read More Virtual chicane dilemma
The legendary Safari Rally is on a mission to return to WRC for 2020. But it won’t be Safari as we know itRead More The return of the Safari
The discussion about the lengths of WRC rallies have remained fiery for weeks. The bosses want to cut rallies shorter and the fans want to make them longer. Maybe we could have both?Read More Short or Long WRC rallies? Why not have both?
How long shall we allow it that the events dictate the format? We have experience to give freedom to the organiser to come with their strengths and do the rally as they would like it. But I have to say we have failed. In some cases it works, in some cases it doesn’t work. A […]Read More Differences between the 2017 WRC rallies