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    Don't worry, guys, Corsica has the lowest average speed in the championship, so it is definitely the safest possible rally.

    Unlike that stage in Sweden. Total deathtrap!

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    those same stakeholders have responsibilty to provide a championship winning car.
    Quote Originally Posted by spiderem View Post
    it helps for sure but stakeholders want championships...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrc2017 View Post
    those same stakeholders have responsibilty to provide a championship winning car.
    Malcom is excelling in that!

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    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/ne...ship-revamped/ "The decision to reduce the number of rallies is born out of the desire to cut costs involved." Well, 150 000 GBP (roughly 170 000 euros) isn't cheap for 5 events, and it happens to be the same cost as this year for 6 events... Add the personal expenses and it'll cost around 200 000 euros to do the championship. Not very accessible for youngsters, you need huge backing and get almost no return from it.

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    Yeah it's starting to fall apart again is the championship. Rob Duggan is a really talented guy who got shafted this year from what I can see despite supposedly having some of the prize paid for.

    Osian Pryce won the title last year and it's not really helped him kick on this year has it. Limited WRC2 'paired' outings with no testing is tough.
    My rally photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94998505@N03/albums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    Yeah it's starting to fall apart again is the championship. Rob Duggan is a really talented guy who got shafted this year from what I can see despite supposedly having some of the prize paid for.

    Osian Pryce won the title last year and it's not really helped him kick on this year has it. Limited WRC2 'paired' outings with no testing is tough.
    It's such a pity guys like Duggan who have serious talent will find it extremely difficult to make a serious impression without massive financial backing.
    Unfortunately that's the way it has always been in rallying and I can't see that changing.

    The worst thing about Duggan's case was that he was promised money and he planned the whole Championship based around that. Then the promised money didnt come in the way it was supposed to.

    More info here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/o...es-456822.html

    “Talent doesn’t get you anywhere.” .........Says it all really!!

    Of course he is one of a huge number of talented youngsters that may never get their chance

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    Sadly, having the right passport also helps.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewy46 View Post
    It's such a pity guys like Duggan who have serious talent will find it extremely difficult to make a serious impression without massive financial backing.
    Unfortunately that's the way it has always been in rallying and I can't see that changing.

    The worst thing about Duggan's case was that he was promised money and he planned the whole Championship based around that. Then the promised money didnt come in the way it was supposed to.
    Another one failed by the BRC... Seeing him, Mattias Adielsson and Sindre Furuseth in their R2s were some of my highlights of the 2016 BRC season.

    Sorry for dragging up the BRC again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie Gillaine View Post
    Sadly, having the right passport also helps.....
    And the right family.

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    According to Revista Scracth, future R2 regulations may include the use of a BoP system, to level down car performances. The engine layout (atmo or small turbo) isn’t yet decided, but it seems FIA intention is to make future R2 a bit slower than current ones, in order to establish a bigger difference to R3. RS got this info from Matton, during Rally Catalunya; Citroen boss also told they’ll only decide to make a R2 or R3 C3 after rules become known and the R5 properly developed.
    Rally addict since 1982

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