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    If this will be true, it's more likely be Opel change for Citroen, not Peugeot. They are focus more on World RX now and with electric from 2020 they will sure be rather there.

    Still it's long time to 2020 and everything could change until then. Let's wait and we will see.

    (fingers crossed for Skoda and Opel both join and no team quitting)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTR View Post
    If this will be true, it's more likely be Opel change for Citroen, not Peugeot. They are focus more on World RX now and with electric from 2020 they will sure be rather there.

    Still it's long time to 2020 and everything could change until then. Let's wait and we will see.

    (fingers crossed for Skoda and Opel both join and no team quitting)

    That is an interesting question, because Carlos Tavares hinted at the possibility of having Opel as a sort of "guinea pig" for electric technology, since he isn't totally convinced full electric cars are a good proposition. Even reading between the lines he was clearly hinting that we would have Opel take all the risks with e-mobility and see how the market would react, while Peugeot and Citroen stay in relatively safe territory with small electric and petrol hybrid cars.

    So I guess much sooner we'll see Opel in WRX and maybe Peugeot can commit to WRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Unfortunatly it looks like night stages will not be included in 2018 route, especially considering they represent the sport at its best. It's just disappointing when the day comes to an end at 5 pm. Last year GB night stages were the cherry on the pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Sounds like it. I'd be delighted with events in Chile and Japan being added, along with the long awaited return of the Safari rally.

    Japan being a tarmac event is important, and if Italy's round is to remain they really need to get it back on the mainland on asphalt imo. We need a few more tarmac events.

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    Totally agree. I like both the surfaces, but at this rate we are going to end up with the world rally gravel championship. The balance between tarmac and gravel should be more even, as long as the nature of the country allows it

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    I'd prefer to see Peugeot replace Citroen in the WRC; Peugeot now have some nice performance cars, especially the 308 GTi. Citroen have done very little (apart from a DS3 Racing) in regards to performance cars during their WRC programme; an absolute waste.

    As for RallyGB, well it's one step forwards, and two steps back. Traditionally a late autumn/ early winter event, it's now early October, and seemingly will have no night stages this year. It's meant to be a tough test for the crews; it's all well and good benefitting from the 'closed roads', but if you make a less challenging route, then is it really worth it?
    I agree with an earlier poster who would like to see Thursday night stages, which are possibly repeated on the Sunday. I'd also like to see to long days on the Friday & Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanremo View Post
    Unfortunatly it looks like night stages will not be included in 2018 route, especially considering they represent the sport at its best. It's just disappointing when the day comes to an end at 5 pm. Last year GB night stages were the cherry on the pie.
    I know that night stages are not so good for promotion and should be "disaster" for live coverage, but they always have been important part of rallysport...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I know that night stages are not so good for promotion and should be "disaster" for live coverage, but they always have been important part of rallysport...
    Agreed, and they were crucial for last year's Wales and this year's Monte. Too bad we cannot have them in Finland because it doesn't get dark enough in July until the wee hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Perhaps Evans didn’t quote everything, but Mr. Tavares words in that article don’t make any special mention to rally; he only says Opel will, in due time, be able to get a motorsport program, like all PSA brands.

    Before knowing if Citroen can fix the C3 and continue beyond 2019 (Tavares already told the program is for 3 to 5 years), it makes little sense to insist Citroen will be replaced in the WRC by Peugeot, Opel, DS or Vauxhall…

    Quote Originally Posted by Francis44 View Post
    Even reading between the lines he was clearly hinting that we would have Opel take all the risks with e-mobility and see how the market would react, while Peugeot and Citroen stay in relatively safe territory with small electric and petrol hybrid cars.
    The future 208 will be launched in 2019 with a full electric version and some other Peugeot, Citroen and DS models will get electric very soon. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...a-ev-push-2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    Canada wants to join the WRC come 2023, the layout of the plan ahead is in the link:
    http://rallypromoter.ca/about/
    I dont know if it is necessary to bring WRC to every continent. If there is no proper local rally scene...

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    Well that's manus decisions and money. No matter how big scene is somewhere always there is someone with bag of money and personal interests.

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