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    It shall be enough for 2 ERC events with a good car and a pre-event test.
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    As long as one or more Fiesta R5s are fighting for the title, and it doesn't cost M-Sport any money... For M-Sport it's probably better publicity if a privateer with their car can fight for the title, than when it's one of their own "works" cars... It means it is the car you can buy yourself, that's fighting for the win (be it Kajto or Lukyanuk or anyone else). With "works" cars you are never 100% sure (they should be the same but everyone knows they aren't). So I don't see any reason why M-Sport should invest in ERC. Maybe you want it to happen, but it's pointless.

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    Ingram already last autumn was testing Fiesta and looking for opportunity to drive it in 2017... so maybe now he will come back to this idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    As long as one or more Fiesta R5s are fighting for the title, and it doesn't cost M-Sport any money... For M-Sport it's probably better publicity if a privateer with their car can fight for the title, than when it's one of their own "works" cars... It means it is the car you can buy yourself, that's fighting for the win (be it Kajto or Lukyanuk or anyone else). With "works" cars you are never 100% sure (they should be the same but everyone knows they aren't). So I don't see any reason why M-Sport should invest in ERC. Maybe you want it to happen, but it's pointless.
    Ok so why have M-Sport had official entries in the WRC2 and BRC if they dont need to prove anything and could let privateers do the job for them ?

    A British driver in their official car would be good for them at European level. Something they've never done as far as I know.

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    I thought the prize was for two drives in a Motorsport Italia Fabia R5? I suppose these things are open to negotiation..

    Maybe Ingram could persuade Skoda UK to come back to rallying and back him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    I thought the prize was for two drives in a Motorsport Italia Fabia R5? I suppose these things are open to negotiation..

    Maybe Ingram could persuade Skoda UK to come back to rallying and back him?
    It's a nice idea - but probably highly unlikely....though I hope I'm wrong.
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    Ingram was just interviewed on Absolute Rally and stated:

    He wants to stay with Opel and hopefully an R5 either next year, or 2019.
    Many conversations taken place already - many people keen to support him
    The ERC U17 prize use is open... not restricted to any make / team.
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    Is it still possible for a national importer to homologate an R5 as it was with the S2000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Is it still possible for a national importer to homologate an R5 as it was with the S2000?
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    Yes. With manufacturer agreement.

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