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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    This current formula of cars are fixed for 5 years, not till 2020.
    "The World Motor Sport Council also approved new technical and homologation requirements for the 2017-2019 World Rally Championship Cars."

    So what does that mean? Plus i also remember that Toyota also aims for a homologation special Yaris to build a new car from in 2019/2020.
    Last edited by Tarmop; 20th December 2017 at 18:31.

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    I'm sure it will be published online soon but the big Motorsport News story today was that Chile is close to agreeing terms to join the WRC calendar in 2019. Candidate rally to run just before Argentina next year. Forest-based with nice smooth gravel roads.

    Japan also pushing for inclusion in 2019. Croatia seems to be off the table now as they can't make a date work.

    More importantly there are new quotes from Ciesla reiterating that we may end up with shorter events, so we can move towards a 15 or 16 round championship in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    I'm sure it will be published online soon but the big Motorsport News story today was that Chile is close to agreeing terms to join the WRC calendar in 2019. Candidate rally to run just before Argentina next year. Forest-based with nice smooth gravel roads.

    Japan also pushing for inclusion in 2019. Croatia seems to be off the table now as they can't make a date work.

    More importantly there are new quotes from Ciesla reiterating that we may end up with shorter events, so we can move towards a 15 or 16 round championship in the future.
    At least in Chile, they have more local drivers to compete than in Mexico. If Chile is part of 2019 calendar, Mexico will have to leave. Or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICARDO75 View Post
    At least in Chile, they have more local drivers to compete than in Mexico. If Chile is part of 2019 calendar, Mexico will have to leave. Or not?
    Well, in other years, it could be argued that Mexico was an important market for the brands involved in the WRC, but now, in the case of Ford, the new Fiesta will no longer be sold in North America and Hyundai does not sell the i20 either, CitroŽn does not exists in North America, the only one that sells here is the Toyota Yaris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    I'm sure it will be published online soon but the big Motorsport News story today was that Chile is close to agreeing terms to join the WRC calendar in 2019. Candidate rally to run just before Argentina next year. Forest-based with nice smooth gravel roads.

    Japan also pushing for inclusion in 2019. Croatia seems to be off the table now as they can't make a date work.

    More importantly there are new quotes from Ciesla reiterating that we may end up with shorter events, so we can move towards a 15 or 16 round championship in the future.
    Er, what about NZ. They seem determined that they're not going there.....

    As for Ciesla, hasn't he learnt from the previous promoter? 15/16 short identikit events isn't the answer. That's a huge financial burden for the teams - and what is the real benefit? The last time we had that many events, look what happened.

    Far better to have 8-10 proper, well promoted EVENTS that completely sell the sport. But that doesn't suit their aims....
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    If they want new and fresh events in calendar make a few rotate events available, like Australia-New Zealand, Argentina-Chile, Poland-Turkey, Sardegna-Acropolis,... And play smart with final event in Europe.

    I'm sure that Citroen will not even be at final probably, they are so poor.

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    ...what is the point of having more, but shorter, rallies? The cost to the teams is for all intents and purposes the same whether the rally runs for a day or a week. Whose money are they saving? The local organizers'? It's a bunch of different groups spread around the world, not one big pool of money. If they're willing to host a rally have them host a proper rally, not a rally sprint.

    This Ciesla guy, I've never liked him. I'm obviously not an insider or anything, but I have a feeling that he just doesn't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnybobiche View Post
    The cost to the teams is for all intents and purposes the same whether the rally runs for a day or a week.
    Not really, but it's way more expensive to do two two-day rallies than one four-day rally.

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    @HartusvuoriWRC:

    King @GronholmM says he would drive @RallySweden 2018 if Tommi would offer him a @TGR_WRC car. Marcus turns 50 years on Feb 5th, just before the event.

    Would you like to see the old champ back?

    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-9987838
    Interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    Interesting
    This was rumoured already during Rally Finland when Marcus did those few VIP runs in Yaris WRC. Marcus is known to be quite enigmatic in his plans, and what he says in the Finnish interview is that if Tommi would give him a car as a present, sure he'd drive it in Sweden. It's not said in very serious way, but still there might lie some true interest there.
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