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    Coach, I think in current environment, you're thought is on the wrong path. As the level of drivers' has become very high and we basically don't have any real specialists who could threaten the series regulars, then the teams would most likely have more experiences drivers in the team. So in my opinion it would cause the opposite effect - having less new faces in the series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach 2 View Post
    You understand clearly not the consequence of what I previously wrote. The intention to nominate three cars but that only the two best take points, is getting closer competition. That's good.
    But if one also blocked other teams from championship points by having a highly placed third car, teams are being pressured to have as good drivers as possible in the third car (I'm not sure, but maybe).
    I think and I repeat "think" this could mean that more drivers can be given a chance at the highest level.
    Maybe asphalt specialists get a chance in asphalt races and gravel ........................ etc.
    And I repeat, everything that could cause more drivers (new and old) gets a chance to show themselves at the highest level, I welcome.
    In your scenario you will get more Sordo's and Ostoberg who cruise around in 5th place so they can block points for top-drivers who ran into some bad luck earlier in the rally.

    The only way to bring specialists back is to stop with this nominating nonsense. Just best two cars of one brand score points no matter how many are entered. Like it was in the good old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb_sh View Post
    IMO when making a rule you need to look at the consequences and effects and compare with the intention
    .... and that could only happen if you have the new rule actually in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lousada View Post
    In your scenario you will get more Sordo's and Ostoberg who cruise around in 5th place so they can block points for top-drivers who ran into some bad luck earlier in the rally.

    The only way to bring specialists back is to stop with this nominating nonsense. Just best two cars of one brand score points no matter how many are entered. Like it was in the good old days.
    You might be right, but it is probably also something you "think".

    Perhaps what I am saying (writing) will provide Andreas M, Temu S, Pontus T etc etc a chance, maybe. I think in any case that if it becomes even more important with a good third driver, chances will increase.

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    I forgot to thank you for the answers that explain why you believe as you do and why you think I'm wrong, Franky and Lousada.

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    Another thing with this blocking idea is the budget question. I remember it from the past. Teams with more money has possibility to hire better drivers and teams with smaller budget must use what is left.. currently, it is good to have 2 good divers and third is more or less backup and.. the only non-official-manufacturer is leading both championships, by not having the larget budget, which is great for championship But I think, this question has got enough attention already, so, I stop here
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    Yes, time to move on. If Hyundai dont win the Manufacturers title they will have no-one to blame but themselves.

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    Wow, Ford boys want everything for free. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, WRC is not charity organization. Strange why M-Sport share same philosophy with its fens (or the other way around). It's a wrong one, and is bound for a failure (again). We all know it, but supporting the looser seems appealing for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Yes, time to move on. If Hyundai dont win the Manufacturers title they will have no-one to blame but themselves.
    Probably that's why Ford supporters got so protective about this discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jparker View Post
    Wow, Ford boys want everything for free. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, WRC is not charity organization. Strange why M-Sport share same philosophy with its fens (or the other way around). It's a wrong one, and is bound for a failure (again). We all know it, but supporting the looser seems appealing for some.
    it's bog standard fan bias, no reason to get worked up about it. besides, you must see the appeal to be fan of the plucky underdog. it's not why i am an m-sport-ford fan in the first place but if you're a loyal fan you won't just turn your back on whoever you support just because they are having a rough patch. simple as.

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