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    Quote Originally Posted by wia5958 View Post
    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
    To understand correctly, there are more dates for possible homologations. It is not necessary to homologate car only at 1.1.

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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.
    If VW can get the car to run without the potential negative publicity of being seen spending money on that whilst making cutbacks, you'd better bet they'll take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wia5958 View Post
    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
    Why blame the FIA for being supportive to the most important players of the sport, the manus? Besides, today a rules exception comes handy to VW, tomorrow it can be useful to any other make, like it happened several times in the past.

    The Mini WRC case was one of those times. BMW was authorized to homologate the new car in 2011 even if Prodrive only planned to rally a limited number of events during the season. They didn’t score points and were obliged to enter a full season on ’12, otherwise the Mini homologation would be cancelled (eventually after Prodrive pull out a plan B using Araujo’s private team come in rescue of BMW and all Mini’s WRC owners).

    It would be great to see the ’17 Polo rallying, but maybe it just won’t happen. For now it’s quite clear that VW’s board decision to pull out WRC was rush and probably not unanimous. Otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing a couple of members of the board alongside VW Motorsport top staff trying to sort out a solution to put the car on stages. Best luck for them!
    Rally addict since 1982

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    As I understand, it's not a question of homologation dates. The bureaucratic process concerning the car was finished in time. But there is no homologation without the manufacturer formally entering into WRC. That date has passed an that's the point, VW needs to sort out and needs the agreement from the other manus: How to realise an entry without Volkswagen doing it?

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    Looks good. Didn't like it at first but looks better here. Doesnt look so messy anymore.
    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    I don't like the livery at all but that's same case for me with nearly all RedBull ones.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Looks like a DTM car now, not just the car but also the livery. These cars could look very strange on gravel or snow setup.

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    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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