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    Hmm, I wouldn't be worried. What if someone won 10 races in a season and won the championship 9 years in a row? Now that would be boring. I guess that guy would never complain about anyone else being faster, right?

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    I don't want to say you're wrong, but most of the time Sébastien Loeb won because he was the best driver by far. Sure, the cars Citroën built weren't bad, but at least in some years the Ford or Subaru were equally strong. Just the drivers weren't. They did too many mistakes, as simple as that. You could say that this is the case in World RX now as well, but I don't think so. In recent years it became obvious that Timmy Hansen, Andreas Bakkerud or Mattias Ekström are as fast as Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson, but look where they are now. They are without any real chance. And that's mainly due to the fact that Volkswagen obviously invests a lot more money than Peugeot, Ford or Audi. Or imagine that Robin Larsson would win a round. This seems to be impossible now. Two years ago he managed to do so... Something has changed in World RX and that's mainly due to the arrival of Volkswagen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giu canbera View Post
    https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx/...t-quit-953131/
    Hmmmmm...

    Loeb:
    “Volkswagen's dominance annoys pretty much everyone. Now they're coming with a car that was developed for the WRC, with a WRC-like budget, and adapted to rallycross."
    He said teams have a 5mi budget vs 30mi from VW

    Weird to see a NINE TIMES WRC CHAMP saying something like this, eh?
    But still... Kristoffersson is just in another level tbh. Is not like VW is doing a 1-2 at every track.
    I dont know. Its not fun to have only one guy winning everytime. Its not good to see that VW is putting 30mi on the cars while the others are on a 5mi budget... and theres the privateers and costumers, with even less money. Its kinda sad to see this series going down that way. Could this be one of the reasons EKS could pull out from the series and Ken wants to race in US again?
    EuroRX is more interesting right now. The Scandinavian RallyX is also pretty intense with no manufacturer envolvment. IDK what to think. Still my favorite sport hehe
    I think you've misread this.

    VW aren't putting in 30 million - there's no way Petter can afford that - he suggest that if teams have to put in that much to match a car that's had WRC-style budgets then the value proposition isn't there. There's just not the return on investment.
    The VW has had so much money thrown at it during the WRC years that it's in a different league and you can hire VW Motorsport as a customer (like Petter) and get a great car for a fraction of the cost.

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    The way he said I dont think Petter and Johan are paying for anything.
    it looks VW is putting big efforts on that team, like in GRC (with Andretti Autosport/Tanner Foust/Scott Speed). Ok, maybe not 30 million.. but if a 5 million car program is not enough according to a driver like Loeb.. there is something wrong.

    BTW...IDK about you guys, but 5mi? I thought it was a cheaper program. Indycars are 5mi/year (more or less). I really thought WorldRX were on the 1.5million. Hmm.. Maybe the privateers are on the 500k/1mi numbers, right?

    Anyway... Loeb won 9 titles and never said anything about "Ahh, its boring having me winning every year" hehe

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    IDK if u guys are aware of this game. Its called "generally", but its basic a RallyCross game.
    I think its my all time favorite (racing genre). Its so simple yet so fun. You can create tracks, cars, sound, change rules, AI levels, points system. its all pretty simple. And it has less than 2mb haha. Heres the official website:
    http://gene-rally.com/download/

    And here >> http://forum.generally-racers.com/ you can find some GREAT QUALITY tracks and cars that fans upload. Theres lots of WRC content too. (stages, cars etc).

    hope u all enjoy

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    The last of the "rascals" of autosport is starting to get the attention of the familyhead. 'Get more grown up and professional, or take the consequences!'

    Factory teams in a branch of the motorsport tree, will always make the price go up, and number of competitors go down!
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    The inevitable has happened, congrats to Johan. He's been supreme over this season, even though the VW is head & shoulders above everything else he's still been brilliant in it, even Petter couldn't get close.

    Hope Solberg is alright, it was a fairly big impact.
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    Petter broke his collarbone in the impact the Norwegian media write, after talking with Pernilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Petter broke his collarbone in the impact the Norwegian media write, after talking with Pernilla.
    On the official World RX twitter too. Surprising that's the injury that he got, not usually one you associate with motorsport. Guess it's to do with the side impact.
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    Or maybe he got a knock from the steering wheel when he hit Heikkinen
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