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    2017 News and results

    With the 2016 season drawing to a close, time to start thinking about next year..

    We know already that the six best scores will count in 2017, and that there will be a teams championship where each team can enter up to three cars across ERC, ERC2 and ERC3 with the top two scoring.

    Any news on how many rounds next year and where? We already know Ireland is out.

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    Isn't Ypres also out for next year and gone to the BRC ?

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    No, it's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Isn't Ypres also out for next year and gone to the BRC ?
    They will combine it, BRC, BRC and ERC. If British stays like it was this year, it could have one of the biggest entries that Ypres had since long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    No, it's not.
    This from their website re Ypres 2017:

    Does this decision have any influence on the position of the Kenotek Ypres Rally in the FIA European Rally Championship?

    "The arrival of the British Championship is entirely detached from the ERC," Alain Penasse, Rally Director of the Superstage organisers, clarified. "Quite clearly we as organisers are strengthening our position and our event will be even more attractive, but we hope to keep our position in the European Rally Championship."

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    Sirmacis wants the title. But is it possible?
    https://www.fiaerc.com/sirmacis-want...and-the-title/
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    If he grows up and will improve his pace on tarmac, then why not. Skoda should be competitive nex year, his experience from this year will also come into account. And I'm not sure about other contenders... Kajto may have enough, Luky don't know what will happen next year, others were on part time season or on lower level. Maybe some of 2wd stars will step up, but we will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Sirmacis wants the title. But is it possible?
    https://www.fiaerc.com/sirmacis-want...and-the-title/
    He maybe could have done it this year with a bigger programme, so yes.

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    Sirmacis should easily be able to win championship next season if he manages to find a budget for the whole season. His only real contender from the guys who competed this season is Lukyanuk, Kajto in my papers can't challenge for it if there is any "potential" driver/s racing for the whole season. only reason he won this year is the fact that he drove every round and Lukyanuk being dumb at few races.
    We will see who manages to drive the whole season next year but im pretty sure we're going to get a new champion.
    Wouldnt even be surprised if Sirmacis would start to race in WRC 2, maybe even with factory Skoda since they are going to need someone to replace Lappi.

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    Mikkelsen, Lappi, Tidemand have something common - Even Management. There is only Veiby jr. left who hasn't yet driven for Škoda works team and there goes my guess who is going to replace Lappi.
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