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    March 9, 2012

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    CrazyLeo Urlichich about 2012 Dno*Drift

    February 2, 2012

    Wow! What can I say! Our first US event was full of drama! We’ve had it all: countless spins and offs, quick times, mechanical problems, nursing a bashed up car, wrong tyre choice, and a great battle, which we won! We’ve made mistakes, but we’ve delivered when it mattered and we’ve never cracked under pressure! Just to make sure the event was really memorable, the hard-earned third place was taken away because of a technicality. We’ve protested and we’ll see how it ends.

    Huge thanks to all our fans for the massive support, to Rally America and all the volunteers for an event this special, and to my new team mate Carl Williamson for a great event!

    Carl Williamson about 2012 Snow Drift Rally

    January 31, 2012

    Is snow and ice interesting without studs? Very!

    Is crazy Leo ‘actually’ crazy? Very!

    Will I do it again? Hell yes!!

    There’s nothing weirder (and scarier) than driving flat in 6th gear down roads that you can’t even stand on!

    It truly was a great rally and I have to take my hat off to those volunteers that stayed out in those conditions to enable the rally to run as smoothly as it did. Unfortunately, we had various fights with the snow banks and scenery and we also had an issue with running on 3 cylinders at one point. One of the results of these incidents was that with all the backfiring and impacts, we blew out the internal baffling of the catalytic converter.
    Unfortunately, even after battling back to snatch 3rd, the stewards decided at post-event scrutineering that this was an intentional move for increased performance. What would have been better in that ice was half the power!!

    However, we have lodged a protest against the decision and we are sure that Rally America will arrive at a fair decision based on the information we have given them.

    Looking ahead, we have Rallye Perce-Neige this weekend and we hope to emulate the potential we showed on Sno*Drift.

    A big thanks to Can-Jam Motorsports for preparing a great car and of course to Crazy Leo for driving the socks off it…:)

    —  Carl Williamson

    Official statement about the penalty at the 2012 Snow Drift Rally

    January 31, 2012

    After post rally technical inspection, the catalytic converter was found to be not in full compliance with the regulations. The catalytic converter was new prior to the start of the rally, but it appears that the substrate was all blown out. We suspect this was a result of a backfiring issue caused by an ignition coil failure.

    We have lodged a protest against the decision and we are sure that Rally America will arrive at a fair decision based on the information we have given them.

    Meet Carl Williamson

    January 18, 2012

    Crazy Leo Can-Jam Rally team is proud to be going into the new season with a new co-driver from Wales, Carl Williamson. Carl has done over 700 (!) rallies, including 30 WRC starts. He has worked with a number of world class drivers, including today’s Ford’s number one, Jari-Matti Latvala.

    Here’s your chance to hear form Carl himself. Apologies for the wind noise.

    Mixed feelings and unexpected turns of 2011

    January 17, 2012

    Crazy Leo Can-Jam Rally Team

    If I had to sum up the 2011 season in one sentence I would say: “We’ve accomplished more than I could have predicted at the beginning of the year, but we haven’t reached the expectations that I had at mid-season.”

    To understand the present we need to remember the past. We had finished 2010 on a downer with 5 straight DNF’s including 4 crashes in a row. Something needed to be changed… so what do we do, crash again, at the first event of the 2011 season – Rallye Perce-Neige.

    Soon after, thanks to one of my dearest rally friends, a breakthrough followed. That was the partnership with an experienced Irish co-driver Martin Brady. Through his hard work and dedication, Martin proved to be the force I needed, to stay on the road, and he was great fun at all the parties.

    As consistency improved, I decided to conduct a bold experiment by introducing major changes to my ‘pace note’ system. It took nearly two events for me to realize that the changes were NOT working. The understanding came at Rally Defi, where a lot of my friends couldn’t understand, why I wasn’t happy with a second place finish… instead, I was so disappointed, because by then, I knew that all the hard work we had put into the new notes, was not working.

    We went into the last three events (Pacific Forest Rally, Rallye de Charlevoix and Tall Pines) with nearly a brand new ‘pace note’ system. The consistency was there, but the speed wasn’t. Yes, we had led rallies briefly and had some good battles… hell, we even won one of the most prestigious rallies on the continent, and finished second in the National championship, but we were never there on pace.

    I will say this again: I won’t be happy until we have the pace to win rallies. Therefore, 2012 will bring even more hard work for the team. We will compete on both sides of the border – trying ourselves in the Rally America Championship and I will have a new co-driver alongside me. I’ve already met with him in Europe and it looks very promising!

    I know we’ve improved in 2011, but the competition has gone forward as well. We are closer than we’ve ever been and I am definitely even more hungry for success, and still passionate about our amazing sport!

    Warm regards and thank you to my family, the team, friends, organizers, volunteers and sponsors… you people are the ones who make it all possible!

    P.S. Tomorrow we will announce, who the new co-driver is. Will post a short video interview that we shot on an iPhone in Bulgaria.