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    Reasonably better times from Abarths on Sanremo. Clearly faster than FWD cars. Good progress.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Dumas will enter the rest of RGT Cup on his 911: Corsisa, Barum, Roma and Vallais. http://www.romaindumas.com/romain-du...coupe-fia-rgt/

    The multitask French will also enter Pikes Peak in a Norma and drive Le Mans 24h for Alpine, on their LMP2 car. Who knows, maybe heíll end convincing Alpine guys to get involved on RGT.

    Alpine should be in Rallying, who didn't love the awesome A110? Now there is a car that could be a R-GT....
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    The question is why shall Renault invest in something like R-GT? What will it get back for its investment? I am afraid that the answer is nothing.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    The question is why shall Renault invest in something like R-GT? What will it get back for its investment? I am afraid that the answer is nothing.
    Does everything have to be logical and reasonable? Let us dream...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Reasonably better times from Abarths on Sanremo. Clearly faster than FWD cars. Good progress.
    Yes, not bad. Andolfi was 7th overall and Gache 9th. Andolfi quickest in 2WD. Not bad.

    Final results of Rally Sanremo:
    http://rally.ficr.it/default.asp?p=Y...TGluZ3VhPUlUQQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    The question is why shall Renault invest in something like R-GT? What will it get back for its investment? I am afraid that the answer is nothing.
    the Alpine brand is all about passion!
    Their heritage is as much about rally as racing, and with a new product entering the market, GT rallying is the perfect place to get press. Also I think the new A110 would be very competitive.
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    Guys, everything in automotive is about making money. If they can use some old brand as a tool to refresh excitement about their products they do it. But simply bringing something called Alpine make more for their image than some R-GT which nearly nobody cares about. Maybe if they make some deal with FIAT and possibly other manufacturers to create some well promoted competition than why not but otherwise it's just a waste of resources.
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    For me sounds more logical one Clio WRC or R5 than one Alpine GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Guys, everything in automotive is about making money. If they can use some old brand as a tool to refresh excitement about their products they do it. But simply bringing something called Alpine make more for their image than some R-GT which nearly nobody cares about. Maybe if they make some deal with FIAT and possibly other manufacturers to create some well promoted competition than why not but otherwise it's just a waste of resources.
    Youíre probably missing a crucial aspect: Monte Carlo Rally is still one of the most valuable branded motorsport events in the world. To win in no matter class on MC Rally can become an image boost for any manu, especially when thereís s strong heritage attached. In a bigger scale, the same happens in Le Mans; thatís why a secondary class win is so meaningful to Ford.

    Maybe Iím being too optimistic, but I really believe that Alpine in RGT, probably in a venture with Dumas, is only a matter of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    For me sounds more logical one Clio WRC or R5 than one Alpine GT.
    For sure we all would love to see Renault, Fiat or any other big manu developing WRC or R5 cars, but still it’s better to see them linked with some small rally programs (like RGT) than not having them involved in rally at all!
    Rally addict since 1982

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