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    Quote Originally Posted by cali View Post
    But cars are prepared and serviced by VW....
    No one said that they weren't, as Myrvold says it's about who's putting up the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrvold View Post
    Paid by the Solberg team, which again, is some personal money from Solberg as well. VW doesn't back a team in WRX.
    Where do you get this all from? VW still uses shit ton of money on WRX to my knowledge.
    And imho big teams and money is ruining the whole sport of rallycross. I personally couldn't give a rats ass about who wins the super car heats, its basically all about who is ahead after the first corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essaj View Post
    And imho big teams and money is ruining the whole sport of rallycross.
    Is it? I get that WRX is pretty limited, but there's a huge number of people entered for EuroRX in Loheac. Motorsport will always be ruled by the rich, it's the same no matter what level you're at, but I personally think it's positive that the sport is gaining viewers and drivers. I also think that WRX is a bit misguided, but no more so than any other big championship. Look at the WRC and there will be people complaining, look at F1 and it's the same, also Formula E and WEC etc.etc. About the only big world championship I follow that I can't see many complaints about is MotoGP.
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    The main thing is there is close competition in WRX.

    Athough the VW's are winning there are good battles with Audis, Peugeots and various Fords.

    I dont see money as being a huge reason regarding who is successful.

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    VW's are ahead by a mile, Audi and Peugeot might be closer to each others and they would have to invest so freaking much money to even get to VW level. but privateers, guys running last years cars are no where to seen. I personally don't see why any privateer driver would spend that kind of a money to drive practices and first heats to be dropped out of semis, getting no publicity and wasting all their monies for just 40km's of track time or do they even get that?
    There is almost always the same guys in the finals (both VW's, maybe Audis and Peugeot unless Bakkerud gets there by miracle) and these are the only guys who are getting any publicity out of the event.
    When you pay big money to drive the whole season to not get semis or further when manufacturer teams are not step ahead but 5 steps ahead. Yes there is a money problem. Wouldn't be surprised that WRX is going to lose its spark after couple of years, maybe even after this year.

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    12 drivers have won WRX rounds in the last 3,5 seasons. Compare that to F1 or WRC.. The last seasons have seen three different teams and cars winning, with Ford Olsbergs, Peugeot-Hansen and EKS. This seasons first eight rounds has seen 7 different drivers on the podium, the same as the Formula 1 after eight rounds. WRC had 8 after eight rounds.

    I'm not worried at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    12 drivers have won WRX rounds in the last 3,5 seasons. Compare that to F1 or WRC.. The last seasons have seen three different teams and cars winning, with Ford Olsbergs, Peugeot-Hansen and EKS. This seasons first eight rounds has seen 7 different drivers on the podium, the same as the Formula 1 after eight rounds. WRC had 8 after eight rounds.

    I'm not worried at all.
    How about this season?

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    I just told you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    I just told you?
    No, I'm asking how many different winners there were this season only.

    Edit: I just saw you did mention different podiums, but not wins this year.
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    This year, three different winners in World RX, five in WRC and four in Formula 1 (all after eight races).

    In World RX there's 35 points between the top and the rest. In WRC it's 41 (but two guys at shared no 1), and in Formula 1 it's 20 points.

    So it's pretty even. Also, keep in mind that WRC saw the same boring French guy on the top 9 seasons in a row(!!), and F1 the same guy won it 7 times, and five of those in a row.

    That same boring guy now seems genuinely happy and excited to claw his way to a podium in World RX. You didn't see that at all the last years in the WRC.

    As I said, I'm not worried. And it's not like we don't get surprises. Like in Canada where a driver that has two P2s and two P3s didn't even make it to the semis. Or when Timo Scheider got P2 (and everyone was really happy for him).

    I find World RX much more exciting to watch than the other two.

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