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    Quote Originally Posted by TWRC View Post
    Bonato had to retire due to mechanical problems before the first stage in Rouergue.
    https://twitter.com/yoannbonato/stat...33287583543296

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWRC View Post
    Bonato had to retire due to mechanical problems before the first stage in Rouergue.
    That's great news for Bouffier...
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    polo testing with Tidemand at Greece
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bq...kOrWyo7oNDu2n_
    Last edited by dimviii; 6th July 2018 at 22:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    polo testing with Tidemand at Greece
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bq...kOrWyo7oNDu2n_
    Corner rotation on gravel look good for the vw r5. Is that brakes, steering and weight balance?

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    another vdeo with polo r5 at Greece
    https://youtu.be/fpnXZpNXZtA

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    another vdeo with polo r5 at Greece
    https://youtu.be/fpnXZpNXZtA
    How come? We have not seen any teams testing in our country for long I think...

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    Latvala and the Polo WRC won the last Acropolis WRC. VW team would have the data, experience to see what a pounding the car got from the event to know Greece is a worthwhile test location to test parts to the maximum in the heat.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acropolis_Rally

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    Quote Originally Posted by bomber21 View Post
    How come? We have not seen any teams testing in our country for long I think...
    Skoda have tested the Fabia fairly regularly in Greece, google "Skoda R5 test Greece". Most recent was seemingly August 2017.

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    In March, Skoda introduced the revised Fabia. Above all, the new front catches the eye, which has been adapted to the current design language of the brand. About twelve months later, the R5 version is adjusted accordingly, but most changes are under the sheet metal dress.
    For some time the improvements of Skoda Motorsport are intensively tested - currently in Germany. It is not just about a completely new powertrain, which should be significantly lighter, a completely redesigned safety cage provides the basis for the new Fabia R5. In addition, a new chassis kinematics to provide even more travel in the class leader.

    With these measures Skoda wants to maintain its supremacy on the lucrative R5 market. In autumn, Volkswagen is planning to introduce the Polo R5, based on the new and larger Group platform ("MQB-A0"), which, however, has disadvantages compared to its predecessor in motorsport. Skoda will use this only in the next generation of the Fabia, until then, the Czechs have all the trumps in their hands and want to use them.

    https://www.rallye-magazin.de/wrc/ar...f-den-polo-r5/

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    I thought Skoda already introduced an upgraded engine in Corsica? Are these more changes they are talking about?

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