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greg124
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:04 pm

It was great to see Ari Vatanen wragging an E30 around a farm in his native Finland, with Idris Elba on board, on the TV last night
Schadenfreude - the German's haven't got a word for that.
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:09 pm

Nice will have to dig that out
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:14 pm

His pikes peak run on you tube is one of my all time favorite videos.
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Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:14 am

Agreed Ted. I've just watched it again for good measured
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:38 am

One of my fave Ari moments is this from the 1983 Manx rally in an Opel Manta. Watch the whole thing, but at 2m10 sec in he clips a wall that sends the Manta sideways in the wet, just as a narrow stone wall cattle grid is 100 yards down the road.
The reaction of his co-driver being scared shitless is a rally classic. Harryman stalls on the pace notes for a second with Ari then telling him to get on with it. They both gather it back up, and just look at the speed a proper rally driver can do with a punctured tyre. It's depressing to think he can probably out drive me with one flat tyre....
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:09 am

Just goes to show how important the navigator and pace notes are.
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Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:36 am

Here are the youtube links to the Idris Elba king of speed show.

(part 1)
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