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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
    www.Rallye-info.com

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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 and Bakkerud with the new Peugeot program
    > Eki & Nitiss with new Audis
    > Marklund and Janis with VW Polos
    (...OR Eki & Marklund with VW Polos)
    > A new Hansen-Hyundai with the two Hansen Kids...
    (...OR a Gronholm-Hyundai team with Niclas and one of the WRC guys (cuz there are 4 drivers for 3 cars)
    > Timo with some kind of help from BMW to run those 2 JRM/ProDrive Minis. Maybe with Topi?
    > I think we'll see OMSE back with Kev and Oliver (Nothing on Honda in GRC2018 so far)
    > STARD and MJP will come together to run Pucher and Timur (or Janis)
    Last edited by giu canbera; 15th November 2017 at 01:06.

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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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