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    I think like this: Monte is the most difficult rally to learn and you just have to practice it as much as possible. And Lappi is Toyota´s future. Very simple. Let´s wait and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OHL View Post
    Just curious, where do these feelings in your bones come from?
    If he is official test driver for Toyota's WRC program, would he be allowed to drive a Ford?
    It's different for the Junior program where an R5 is really the best option for them but Toyota don't currently have an R5.
    What would be the benefit for Toyota to allow him to compete in a competitors vehicle?
    Is there precedent for this?
    Makinen should now build a R5 barn out at 'the farm'.
    With the experience they now have, and maybe hire a R-Classes boss, to concentrate on the commercial rallycar market.

    A lot of data from these cars can be used across the model range.

    R5 is a commercially available thing you can buy, no moral or other restrictions there.
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    Emil Bergkvist to do WRC2 with J-Motorsport starting with Monte. Interesting that he also will be test driver for Citroen.

    Source: https://www.facebook.com/emilbergkvi...303890404473:0
    "Emil Bergkvist from Sweden along with co-driver Joakim Sjöberg will drive in the World Rally Championship in the class WRC2 during 2017, as official driver for the Belgian team J-Motorsport in a Citroën DS3 R5. Emil and Joakim will also act official test driver for Citroën Racing."
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    Hmmm, that didn't go too well for Emil last year. The test driver role is interesting though, presumably for the new R5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Hmmm, that didn't go too well for Emil last year. The test driver role is interesting though, presumably for the new R5.
    Agree. But too much pressure and few rallies, funding problems, all worked in negative direction in 2016.
    Hope this year will get him calm enough for driving only. And as much as possible. Then we´ll see.
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    Gus Greensmith on WRC2 with Ford Fiesta R5
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    Alex Lukyanuk will take part in WRC Rally Sweden. He will start in WRC2 category (Google translate it): http://autosport.com.ru/wrc/39307-al...-wrc-v-shvecii
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    Suninen as teammate of Camili in an M-Sport Fiesta R5 starting from Sweden

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    Hmm,Camili and Suninen. What a strong rival to Skoda motorsport WRC2 team. It seems to me the WRC2 will have a massive balls this year.
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    Will be interesting to compare Camilli and Suninen although i think it will be very hard for Camilli to beat Suninen. Actually i think it will be impossible but we dont know how this one year experience in WRC class has made in impact on Camilli.
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