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    Still plenty of question marks, but gathering WRC2 news and rumours of the forum and from the net (most recent is Ucci in a 208 backed by Pirelli), next year field could look like this:

    Fabia: Tidemand; Veiby; Rovanpera; Nordgen; Guerra; Pieniazek; ….
    Fiesta: Ostberg; Camilli; Kajetanowicz; Bakkerud; Solans; Loubet; Greensmith; Ciamin; Abbring; Arai; Katsuta; Heller; ....
    i20: Paddon; Huttunen; Lim; Andolfi; ….
    DS3/C3: Lefebvre; Bonato; Bergkvist; ….
    208: Andreucci; ….
    Iriz: Mellors; ….
    Polo: ….
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    You reckon Paddon's more likely to drive in WRC2 than Suninen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Still plenty of question marks, but gathering WRC2 news and rumours of the forum and from the net (most recent is Ucci in a 208 backed by Pirelli), next year field could look like this:

    Fabia: Tidemand; Veiby; Rovanpera; Nordgen; Guerra; Pieniazek; ….
    Fiesta: Ostberg; Camilli; Kajetanowicz; Bakkerud; Solans; Loubet; Greensmith; Ciamin; Abbring; Arai; Katsuta; Heller; ....
    i20: Paddon; Huttunen; Lim; Andolfi; ….
    DS3/C3: Lefebvre; Bonato; Bergkvist; ….
    208: Andreucci; ….
    Iriz: Mellors; ….
    Polo: ….
    Paddon?? Haha ! And Ostberg too? And Lefebvre?
    Well, rumours are irrational sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub_Skoda View Post
    Paddon?? Haha ! And Ostberg too? And Lefebvre?
    Well, rumours are irrational sometimes.
    Østberg is considering it https://rallysportmag.com/privateer-...rg-crossroads/
    Lefebvre has tested the C3 R5 and it's rumored on twitter that he'll be dropped from the WRC1 squad for next year, and Citroen has said they will have "a high profile driver" in the wheel of the C3 R5 https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...-with-wrc2-car
    Paddon, I haven't heard anything about

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    You reckon Paddon's more likely to drive in WRC2 than Suninen?
    Don’t shoot the messager…I’ve just gathered the info available on different threads of the forum and other rally sites/pages.

    Btw, after Evans ‘WRC2 treatment’ during 2016, seeing top drivers stepping down to WRC2 isn’t a shame anymore, quite the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    We must also remember that Kopecky is 35 years old and has already been a WRC driver many years ago. Could it be that the teams are more interested in new talents for years to come?

    WRC2 or SWRC before that has brought Ott Tänak, Juho Hänninen, Craig Breen, Esapekka Lappi and Teemu Suninen into WRC seats. During the same years, ERC hasn't produced anyone to the WRC outside the drivers on that list.
    Except Sunninen, all this mentioned drivers were going through IRC/ERC and then moved to WRC. Same like lot of other drivers. And some drivers which were going directly to WRC needed to make step back (ERC/IRC or national championships) to re-start their careers (for example Paddon, Tänak, Evans, Mikkelsen)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    Except Sunninen, all this mentioned drivers were going through IRC/ERC and then moved to WRC. Same like lot of other drivers. And some drivers which were going directly to WRC needed to make step back (ERC/IRC or national championships) to re-start their careers (for example Paddon, Tänak, Evans, Mikkelsen)...
    I looked through the top5 of the last 10 ERC seasons and the only names later seen in WRC or WRC2 were Hänninen, Breen and Lappi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I looked through the top5 of the last 10 ERC seasons and the only names later seen in WRC or WRC2 were Hänninen, Breen and Lappi.
    ERC now is basically what IRC was. So you can include Neuville, Meeke and Mikelssen too.

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    Why not merge WRC2 and ERC? and shut down WRC3 - total nonsense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I looked through the top5 of the last 10 ERC seasons and the only names later seen in WRC or WRC2 were Hänninen, Breen and Lappi.
    As RS wrote. You shall go after IRC/ERC. ERC before the merge with IRC was pretty much dead and after the merge it was basically rebranded IRC.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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