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    2018 WRX Teams

    Who will drive in what car in 2018?

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    Officially it's not confirmed anything at the moment.

    My predictions:

    Peugeot Sport (Peugeot 208)
    -Sebastien Loeb

    PSRX VW (VW Polo)
    -Johan Kristoffersson
    -Petter Solberg

    EKS (???):
    -Mattias Ekstrom

    BMW??? (???)
    -Timo Scheider

    Hyundai??? (???)
    -Niclas Gronholm???

    Prodrive Renault (Renault Megane)
    -Guerlain Chicherit

    Then there is Hansen family (I think that they will still be with Peugeot). Bakkerud is without a seat at the moment. As I said we don't know much only Loeb and Peugeot are talking and Megane is in the works.

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    PsRx:
    Solberg Petter
    Kristofferson
    Solberg Oliver (some races)

    EKS:
    Ekstrøm
    Bakkerud

    Peugeot:
    Loeb + Citroen in WRC
    T Hansen

    Renault:
    Chicherit
    Button

    KIA:
    ChiChi
    Grønholm

    Adapta: (Ford)
    Østberg
    Henning/Pontus

    BMW/ Mercedes
    Scheider
    A Rental

    Lada:
    Timur
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    A new team led by a multiple champion skier will run Renault Clios in @FIAWorldRX next year https://t.co/tmkMZEzZni https://t.co/wijSh44WMM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    A new team led by a multiple champion skier will run Renault Clios in @FIAWorldRX next year https://t.co/tmkMZEzZni https://t.co/wijSh44WMM
    Just a "Junior Team" for ERX, FranceRX and some WRX races : http://www.lemagsportauto.com/rallyc...rx-team/27907/

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    I'm guessing something like

    Johan/Petter - VW Polo
    Loeb/Bakku - Peugeot
    Timmy/Kevin - Peugeot
    Ekstrom/Nitiss - Audi
    Marklund/Janis - VW Polo
    >>(OR Eki and Marklund with VW Polo)
    Scheider/Hirvonen - Mini
    >> OR Riku Tahku, OR Liam Doran
    Niclas/Eriksson - Hyundai l OR Niclas and Sordo/Paddon
    Chicherit - Renault
    >>(As far as I understood, Kalliokoski and a second driver will compete in EuroRX with that team/car. Chicherit and maybe a 2nd driver will compete in World,Euro and French series. Is that right?)
    I think OMSE, STARD and MPJ will be around too

    Updated guesses!
    Last edited by giu canbera; Yesterday at 21:31.

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    There might be some truth in there. But being backed by RedBull I don't see why Topi Heikkinen should leave EKS RX. And I think that Andreas Bakkerud is still a Monster Energy Athlete. This would make it impossible for him to join Peugeot.
    STARD and MJP will be seperated teams again. The relationship between Stohl and Pucher is rather difficult after last year...
    So here is my guess:

    VW PSRX - Kristoffersson / Solberg
    Peugeot Sport - Loeb / Jeanney?
    EKS - Ekström / Heikkinen
    Hansen / GRX - T. Hansen / Grönholm / selected rounds K. Hansen
    OMSE - Eriksson / Eriksson
    GCK - Chichérit / Bakkerud
    MJP - Scheider / Nitiss?
    STARD - Baumanis / Timerzyanov

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    Big cover story in Motorsport News today is that Marcus Gronholm is closing in on that much rumoured two-car Hyundai team.

    Not works backed at this point, but he's hoping to get factory support in the future. I think a web link to the story will go up today at some point.
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    Hirvonen and Scheider racing the BMW Minis would be pretty cool

    About the Hyundai, maybe Kev Eriksson could be the second driver. Marcus and Andreas are great friends and OMSE gave Niclas/Kev a Fiesta 2 years ago. Maybe its payback time haha

    I saw people saying Bakkerud would be on the Hyundai, but I dont believe that. I think he will race with Loeb and Peugeot.
    I can see Hyundai fitting Sordo and Paddon in WorldRX too.

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