Bill Wood’s – Some Things You Should Know: 11-07-12

Here are some Things You Should Know:

Sebastien Loeb of France is testing his Citroen DS3 this week in Central Finland for the upcoming WRC Rally Finland 2011. Unlike last year this time the emperor of rallying used more than one day for finding the perfect setup for the car that hasn´t been driven yet in these fast gravel roads.

France´s Sebastien Ogier rolls his WRC Citroen DS3 today in Finland while testing for the upcoming WRC Rally Finland 2011 later this month.

Citroen’s young ace Sebastien Ogier spent a fast day on Finnish gravel roads testing for the upcoming Rally Finland. DS3 WRC seems to fit perfectly to fast and flowing Finnish roads – not to forget the thousands of crests and jumps.

The Rally of the 1000 Lakes, now Rally Finland, is coming in two weeks. It’s one of the fastest and most elegant rallies in the WRC. The “yumps” or jumps are legendary. This is a look back on that history along with the incessant European music. This was posted four years ago.

The French round of the European Rallycross Championship from my friends at Sverre Isachsen is a two-time defending champion in the ERC. He’ll be a guest on Tech House & Speed, Wednesday, 8pm Eastern, Race Fan Radio. 1-2-3 heats and C – final of Sverre Isachsen www.isachsenmotorsport.

The last five minutes of the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock last weekend. We’ll talk with Chris Dyson who co-ddrove to victory with Guy Smith. That’ll be a part of the Tech Hosue & Speed webcast, Wednesday, 8PM Eastern, Race Fan Radio.

Dirk Werner And Other GT cars block the track at Lime Rock during the American Le Mans Series race.

Green Hornet Porsche gets spun at Lime Rock.

Highlights from the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda. The event was run at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca last weekend. We’ll talk with winner Jon Fogarty who co-drove with Alex Gurney to the victory. Fogarty will be on Tech House & Speed, Wednesday, 8PM Eastern, on Race Fan Radio.

Other Grand-Am winner interviews from Mazda Raceway this weekend.

You were overwhelmingly in favor of leaving sports car racing alone and not changing the mixed fields despite the differences in speed between the prototypes and GT machinery. Seventy percnet of those voting thoguht a knee-jerk reaction to the accidents at Le Mans wasn’t a good idea. Only 30 percent thought it would be safer to have the cars in their own races. Thank you for your opinion and your vote.

Now, What Do You Think? this week? This is something away from racing. But what would you do with a record setting homerun ball caught at a baseball game? A fan in New York returned the baseball to Derek Jeter after Jeter hit the homerun for his 3000th hit in the Major Leagues. Some think it was the right thing to do. Some thought he should keep it. Other thought he should sell it and keep the money instead. What would you do? You can vote at GET BUSY!! Take a minute to vote. Learn something about yourself!

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire was besieged Monday by accusations that 2 more of his papers engaged in privacy violations that included accessing former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s bank account and stealing the medical records of his ill baby.

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