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    Story in Motorsport News today says that if the calendar works out in 2019 the WRC will look to launch at the Autosport Show again, but look to move to do something on a public day of the show - rather than the dedicated media day this year. A few quotes in there (Ogier, Wilson etc) acknowledging that they could have done more for the fans.
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    Škoda boss Hrabánek for Martin Holmes

    And after that? Are you frustrated on a personal level that you cannot go to the World Rally Car level?

    “I’m not frustrated. It’s, let’s say, one of the long term options for Skoda, but not with the current generation of the car.”
    That in Škoda language means a lot in my opinion.

    He also says that engines of Fabia R5 and Polo R5 are same and that there is a lot of same components. He mentions the reasonable difference in used vehicle platforms as well.

    He also confirmed that Kopecký will not drive full WRC2.

    It's from this interview: https://rallysportmag.com/interview-...boss-hrabanek/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    He also confirmed that Kopecký will not drive full WRC2.
    Big shame as he was the second best driver in average results of WRC2 just behind Mikkelsen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pucky54 View Post
    Big shame as he was the second best driver in average results of WRC2 just behind Mikkelsen!
    If you only count average Huttunen was best: 25p/rally
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Škoda boss Hrabánek for Martin Holmes



    That in Škoda language means a lot in my opinion.

    He also says that engines of Fabia R5 and Polo R5 are same and that there is a lot of same components. He mentions the reasonable difference in used vehicle platforms as well.

    He also confirmed that Kopecký will not drive full WRC2.

    It's from this interview: https://rallysportmag.com/interview-...boss-hrabanek/
    When do you think the earliest we could see them in the WRC? If you were to make a guess...

    Clear that it's in their thinking medium to long term

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    When do you think the earliest we could see them in the WRC? If you were to make a guess...
    The new Fabia shall come in 2020 I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    Story in Motorsport News today says that if the calendar works out in 2019 the WRC will look to launch at the Autosport Show again, but look to move to do something on a public day of the show - rather than the dedicated media day this year. A few quotes in there (Ogier, Wilson etc) acknowledging that they could have done more for the fans.
    The 'launch' at the Autosport Show was a perfect example of were they're going wrong. It was a good idea, but poorly executed.

    And as far as the coverage of it was concerned, especially here in the UK, it was poor; e;g Pistonheads reported on a new BTCC car and a Toyota Gazoo road car, but nothing about the WRC launch. And none of the other car mags bothered.

    I thought the whole point of using the Autosport Show was to launch the WRC , and 'sell' the sport.....
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    If you only count average Huttunen was best: 25p/rally
    Sorry, best of the drivers doing at least two rounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    If you only count average Huttunen was best: 25p/rally
    No, he retired in Wales.

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