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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Mikkelsen: Sadly no Rally Sweden for us. Working hard to find a solution for selected rallies in a 2017WRC car, but nothing ready yet. #FightbackToWRC https://t.co/wkkYOvxZIe
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    MN today has quotes from Sven Smeets saying that they are negotiating with the FIA about an "exceptional waiver for homologation". It hasn't been done before and it would need approval by the other manufacturers to allow it.

    Still sounds like they are trying hard, and that both the FIA and WRC Promoter want to see the Polo in the championship. Car is ready to go apparently and all the infrastructure still remains.
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    [WRC] News & Rumours (part V) 2017

    Do the other WRC teams really want to be shun by VW again and they wouldn't even be official?! I don't think they'll sign any papers and let VE privately compete to win!
    Last edited by GigiGalliNo1; 12th January 2017 at 15:12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiGalliNo1 View Post
    Do the other WRC teams really want to be shun by VW again and they wouldn't even be official?! I don't think they'll sign any papers and let VE privately compete to win!
    i would sign it, more teams-better competetion
    Last edited by Barreis; 11th January 2017 at 15:08.

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    If I was a team boss, there's no way I would let a non-registered manufacturer compete with their cars that could potentially beat mine.

    There is no upside to the other teams here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    If I was a team boss, there's no way I would let a non-registered manufacturer compete with their cars that could potentially beat mine.

    There is no upside to the other teams here.
    But hey, hey! They don´t have Ogier any more. Remember that.
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    I don't think VW really wants to see the 17 Polo race.If they were bent on running they could have used Red Bull/Qatar sponsorship theme and get the cars going for less than 10mil for the whole year.Mikkelsen/a slashed salary Ogier and Lappi/Al Attyah would have happily agreed with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    I don't think VW really wants to see the 17 Polo race.If they were bent on running they could have used Red Bull/Qatar sponsorship theme and get the cars going for less than 10mil for the whole year.Mikkelsen/a slashed salary Ogier and Lappi/Al Attyah would have happily agreed with this.
    Maybe there's some stipulation that they need to make money or at the very least break even from the venture. That way it can be rationalised at board level.
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    Theres a homologation deadline for a reason. I was sorry to see vw go but they could of homologated the car without using it. If vw get a special waiver for this season it really shows how much they have the fia/wrc promoter in their pocket. No other team would be allowed it why should vw be any different. This is just my opinion

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