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Sardinia will host Italy's WRC round for the first time this weekend. U.S. rally content? JB won this rally when it was a major round of the European Championship and called Costa Smeralda.
 

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>JB won this rally when it was a
>major round of the European Championship and called Costa
>Smeralda.

Joe:

John won Cyprus not Costa Smeralda.

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That's what I recall as well.
And Cyprus was a killer event then as well.
Buffum also dod an excellent Acropolis rally, and was on a safe 3rd at an RAC after 4 days when one stolen/blown down arrow and zerp speccies at o'dark o'clock left him high centered in a bog.

Buffum remains the only NorthAmerican to really seriously challenge to World Elite on their home grounds.

But that's not to say Pat R WON'T, he has the drive and the grit to do it now just a car which lasts and a bit more speed.

Why do so few Americans dare to measure themselves against the rest of the world?



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He was 5th at Acropolis, 6th & 12th at RAC. I'm pretty sure he also won Costa Smeralda, but as I cleaned out all my files a couple of years ago and reclaimed my basement, I can't prove it.
 

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>He was 5th at Acropolis, 6th & 12th at RAC. I'm pretty sure
>he also won Costa Smeralda, but as I cleaned out all my
>files a couple of years ago and reclaimed my basement, I
>can't prove it.

Joe:

I checked the Costa Smeralda website and John did not win. I know he did compete in the rally and was doing quite well, but I think he DNF'd. Also, no mention of a win there in his book where all of his victories are listed by year.

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I thought maybe this post was an update from the NW rally gang in Italia. Hey if anybody finds an Internet Cafe, give us some news from the 1st Rally d'Italia Sardinia before this history lesson gets any deeper.

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>I thought maybe this post was an update from the NW rally
>gang in Italia. Hey if anybody finds an Internet Cafe, give
>us some news from the 1st Rally d'Italia Sardinia before
>this history lesson gets any deeper.
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>I'm so jelous.
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Yeah, me too!
Sean Tennis called me and asked me to find out if there might be any other events in the time they are going to be there, like a regional or even district event, so I go search around. and found some small events in Tuscany and there were some a few miles away in France, but then i hit the Ita;lian federations page and find that former WRC event San Remo is on in the week or so after Sardenga, so Sean and Amity will be catching that which is an Italian Championship round this year.
Bugger!





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go NICO! kill it!

after day one

1. P SOLBERG 2:00:00.8

2. M GRÖNHOLM +30.3

3. S LOEB +34.8

4. C SAINZ +59.8

5. M MÄRTIN +1:07.2

6. H ROVANPERÄ +1:22.5

7. F DUVAL +1:33.2

8. A NAVARRA +3:42.1

9. N VOUILLOZ +4:01.0

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