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SKIN - Teemu Suninen / Mikko Markkula - Rally Monza 2021 - Hyundai i20 WRC

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Another week, another Teemu Suninen skin. This is the skin from the last event of 2021 and his first WRC outing for Hyundai. In this rally he became the first and only Finnish driver to participate in a WRC rally in the 2017-spec Hyundai i20 WRC, in the last event it was possible to do.  The rally started on Friday a tad carefully for him, being 7th fastest on all 7 stages.  Understandable, when you have a one-time chance to shine without much previous experience of the car. Take into account the struggles of other drivers who drove the Hyundai on tarmac, even Sébastien Loeb, the car was clearly not an easy car to drive.  Despite that, the pace got better on saturday and sunday and he was able to post 2 top3 stage times, on SS10 San Fermo 2 and SS15 Serraglio 1. The finishing position was 6th, about half a second per kilometer behind the winners. With this result, he stepped a foot inside the Hyundai team and is poaching at the opportunity of getting a Rally1 drive in 2022. Let's h

SKIN - Teemu Suninen / Mikko Markkula - Rally Finland 2016 - Skoda Fabia R5 (b)

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Hello! Finally time for a Teemu Suninen skin. This is his 2016 Rally Finland car when he was driving for the French Team Oreca in the first generation Skoda Fabia R5.   2016 was a big make it or break it year for Suninen, with both eyes aimed at one of the few World Rally Car seats for the 2017 season. He drove the full WRC2 season with Team Oreca's Skoda Fabia R5 and managed to clinch 2nd position, on equal points with Elfyn Evans and only 10 points behind Esapekka Lappi. 3 wins and a few podiums caught Malcolm Wilson's eye and he earned himself a move to M-Sport, mainly in the WRC2 class plus two rallies in the Fiesta WRC in 2017. Overall 2016 was probably the most competitive WRC2 field to this date, with the likes of Lappi, Evans, Tidemand and Kopecky all fighting for wins, which made his results even more impressive.  In Rally Finland the fight for win was only between Suninen and Lappi. After Friday, Lappi was leading by 42,5 seconds. On Saturday and Sunday Teemu's pa

SKIN - Sami Pajari / Enni Mälkönen - Rallye Monte Carlo 2022 - Ford Fiesta Rally3

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Hello everyone! It's time for a new season in rallying! New season always brings more car skins into the to-do list. First of them this year is the Rally3 Fiesta of Sami Pajari from the WRC season opener in Monte Carlo.   This rally was Sami's first 4WD rally outside of Finland and the 2nd overall in his career. Based on that, expectations were low and finishing the rally was the main priority. This year is very important for the 2021 Junior WRC winner, to show what he's made of.  He entered Monte in the WRC3 category with 3 other competitors. The rally started very cautiously on Thursday, him being 2nd in class but behind some local drivers in Rally4 FWD cars. The car became more familiar and the times were better. On the last 3 days, he was fastest in class on 10 out of 15 stages, resulting him in beating the Czech driver Jan Cerny by only 7 seconds at the end. He's one to watch this year, keep an eye on him!  > > > DOWNLOAD < < < As usual the car pr

TEXTURE MOD - WRC 2021

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!! Rallysimfans (Hungarian) plugin package updated 14th December - the previous version was missing some files which will crash the game on about 15 rarely used stage+weather combinations. Now everything should be finally fixed.   Hello all! This time it's a bit different mod in here.  This mod replaces all advertisement boards on original stages with more up-to-date ones familiar from recent IRL rally events. Some are made up, some are as in real life. I will also release a template file for the banners if you want to make your own ones.  Also all the rally signs on the original stages are replaced with more "official" ones. https://media.giphy.com/media/gsvSWfNZTwvh9zMnN0/giphy.gif NOTE: The pictures above show different ground and tree textures than what you might have. I have other mods installed and didn't bother to uninstall those just for these pictures. This package includes only the advertisements and rally signs.  This mod also replaces all textures of stage

SKIN - Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm - Barum Czech Rally Zlin 2014 - Skoda Fabia S2000

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Hi! Thanks to the adding of the Skoda Fabia S2000 to NGP6 physics there is now lots of new Finnish skins to make. I decided to start with this one-off livery of Esapekka Lappi from Barum Czech Rally Zlin 2014. This was the 4th to last rally in his victorious season of 2014 in the European Rally Championship. He started the rally well, being in 2nd position only behind Kevin Abbring after 3 stages.  Unfortunately on the 4th stage he clipped a curb and the rear wheel got damaged and he couldn't continue. See the moment from here:  He returned with superrally and managed to set 3 fastest stage times during the 2nd day.  > > > DOWNLOAD < < < As usual, extract the .7z package in the main RBR folder.   

SKIN - Sepp Wiegand / Frank Christian - Barum Czech Rally Zlin 2014 - Skoda Fabia S2000

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 Hi! Thanks to a couple of German simrallyists asking me to do this as well, here you go. It is the team-mate of Esapekka Lappi from the 2014 season, Sepp Wiegand.  2014 was the highlight year of Sepp Wiegand's career, finishing 2nd in the ERC with 4 podiums to his name, losing only to Lappi and leaving behind some big names like Craig Breen and Kajetan Kajetanovic.  All of his 4 podiums came in tarmac rallies. In Barum he managed to finish 2nd, equalling his season best position from the Circuit of Ireland rally.  In the rally he didn't set any top2 stage times but consistency and problems for other crews meant he would finish 2nd behind the local specialist Vaclav Pech.  > > > DOWNLOAD < < < As usual, extract the .7z package into the main RBR folder. 

SKIN - Nico Valkonen - Secto Rally Finland 2021 Vetomies - VW Golf MK2

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Hello all! This time I created the skin of a promising Finnish rally driver, Nico Valkonen at his request.  He started the rally with a fantastic stage time on SS1 Kakaristo-Hassi, being 4th fastest in the overall Vetomies competition and fastest 2WD car by a whole 15 seconds. Sit down and enjoy the whole stage onboard on his youtube channel:  Unfortunately their rally ended already on the next stage with gearbox problems.  This blog post is also showcasing some of the best scenery from the new "Hassi" BTB stage created by the talented TangoTeam. Download the stage and check out their other work here! > > >DOWNLOAD < < < As always, download the .7z package and extract it into the main RBR folder. 

SKIN - Sobieslaw Zasada - Ford Fiesta Rally3 - Safari Rally Kenya 2021

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Hello! This is a special occasion, this is the first non-Finnish driver skin on my blog. It's the 91-year old gentleman from Poland, Sobieslaw Zasada, who participated in this year's Safari Rally and broke the record for the oldest competitor in a WRC rally.  The rally went very well from him until the Power Stage where he sadly broke the rear suspension of his Fiesta.  Main pictures taken on the fantastic SS Ubunapa Kabula stage by Tangoteam. Keep an eye out on their website , there could be another stage like this coming in the near future!   > > > DOWNLOAD < < < I am also giving you the rally stickers I made if you want to use them in your own skin :) SAFARI RALLY KENYA 2021 Stickers

SKIN - Peugeot 106 Rallye S20 - WRC 2003

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Hello! This time a bit different from the usual real Finnish livery, this is a recreation of the Peugeot 206 WRC from 2003 on the body of it's little brother, Peugeot 106 Rallye S2 GrpA.  > > > DOWNLOAD < < < P.S. We have a small championship going on in RallySimFans plugin, join in if you want! Only 2 rallies out of 5 have been driven, there is still time to get a good position in the standings.  > > > ENTRY TO RALLYE TROPHEE 106 HERE < < <

SKIN - Ari Vatanen - BMW M3 E30 - Rallye du Chablais 2018

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Long time no see, but here we are again! Thanks to Atiwrc (model) and Workerbee (physics) we now have this awesome BMW M3 E30 in NGP6.   I decided to recreate this livery of Ari Vatanen from Rallye du Chablais in Switzerland from 2018.  He was driving as a course car/zero car in the event.    Once again the download package includes menu preview pictures so just download the package and extract it in your RBR main folder. Hope you like it!  > > > DOWNLOAD < < <

SKIN - Valtteri Bottas / Timo Rautiainen - Arctic Lapland Rally 2021 - Citroen DS3 WRC

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 Hi! It took almost three months, but I got finally around to finishing this skin. It is the Citroen DS3 WRC of the F1 driver Valtteri Bottas who has been doing occasional outings on the rally side too.  The Arctic Rally 2021 was his 3rd year in a row where he competed on the snowy roads, and 4th rally in total. He finished in 6th position overall, only losing roughly a respectable 1 second per kilometer to Juho Hänninen in a Toyota Yaris.   Note: The car folder name is different for Rallysimfans plugin and RBRTM plugin users. Choose the download link accordingly :) DOWNLOAD (Rallysimfans) DOWNLOAD (RBRTM)

SKIN - Miika Hokkanen / Rami Suorsa - Peugeot 208 Rally4 - Rally Liepaja 2020

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Hey! Back with another Finnish skin for a modern car. As far as I know, Hokkanen is currently the only Finnish driver who has driven the relatively new Peugeot 208 Rally4 car.  He drove the car twice in the ERC in 2020, in Rally di Roma Capitale and Rally Liepaja, taking part in the ERC 3 Junior class.  He finished the rally in 5th position out of 12 drivers, 3 minutes behind the winner Ken Törn. Majority of the time difference is explained by problems on SS4 which cost him about 2 minutes.  DOWNLOAD Render for the main image was made by the talented Tom Jobim  (Facebook) . Thank you! Also big big thanks to Miika himself for providing the necessary source material! 

SKIN - Riku Tahko / Markus Soininen - Arctic Lapland Rally 2021 - Hyundai i20 R5

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  Hello again! Back with another skin I took a lot of time to finish. This time another skin from the Finnish championship, and it's the Hyundai i20 R5 of Riku Tahko. He has been driving various cars over the years and switched to Hyundai for this season.  In the rally itself, he was not quite on the pace of the top guys but managed to finish on a solid 5th position. The pace improved in the next rally in Kouvola where he achieved his first podium in the Finnish championship since 2011.  > > > DOWNLOAD < < < Once again, I have included the preview pictures in the package, so just download the .7z and extract into the main folder :)

RBR Plugin comparison 2021

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  WHat IS ThE beSt rbR PLuGiN? This question is asked a lot in Discord and different forums. That's why we created this useful chart for you :)

SKIN - Emil Lindholm / Mikael Korhonen - Rally Croatia 2021 - Skoda Fabia R5 Evo

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 Hello all again!  It's time for another Lindholm skin after his solid performance in the WRC3 category in Rally Croatia. The Finn achieved a 2nd place finish in a competitive field of cars. The only drawback in his whole race was a puncture on SS2 which set him back about 40 seconds and ultimately giving some breathing room for Kajetanovic.  > > > DOWNLOAD < < < Note: I'm aware that GRR-skin has published this skin too here . Although, I noticed many flaws in the details on that one. I have tried to keep a tight eye on details, I hope you appreciate it :)