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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    https://www.rallit.fi/volkswagenin-u...-kay-kaupaksi/ (in Finnish)

    All 15-18 Polo R5's that will be built this year are already sold. Next year they plan to build 40-50 cars.
    It's relatively small numbers, I think; for example Škoda's 70th chassis started in Rally Portugal 2016 - one year after homologation. In two years (1 and half actually) they build around 100 cars (based on ewrc-results stats). And (I believe Mirek mentioned that) Škoda's facilities are quite small. VW has WRC program, so they should have enough room to build more cars, also to find customers shouldn't be problem, as ~18 cars already sold before homologation.

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    It's not only about building the cars. You need to have enough parts to build them from (they are often from small specialized companies with limited production capacity). You need to have enough testing capacities, enough spare parts for customers and You need to be able to provide aftersale services for the customers. The whole machine needs some time to get in shape.
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    They don't push with sales, they choose the teams to which they will sell their 2018 cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by br21 View Post
    They don't push with sales, they choose the teams to which they will sell their 2018 cars
    Do you know criteria they use to choose customers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by electroliquid View Post
    Do you know criteria they use to choose customers?
    Their own choice, but in general bigger teams, with some history, etc, most likely for some good drivers, also teams which will cooperate with them close, use engineer from VW, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by br21 View Post
    Their own choice, but in general bigger teams, with some history, etc, most likely for some good drivers, also teams which will cooperate with them close, use engineer from VW, etc
    For sure BRR Racing of Raimund Baumschlager - he´s already tested the Polo R5.

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    BMA already declared they will have 2 or 3 this year. We will see if it really happens..

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    Yeah, in Belgium DG Sport also should have one, and Citroën probably also

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    I think their priority will be teams close to local dealers. I know there is really big interest in Polo R5, almost everybody wants to have it and there are big fights "behind the scene" to have it...

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