28th Aug 08, 11:20 #61
Aava, Ogier and Mikkelsen are definates I'd have thought.
Rautenbach, Aigner and Vouilloz are the other names I've heard mentioned.Supporting Andreas Mikkelsen, Petter Solberg and Nick Heidfeld.
28th Aug 08, 12:17 #62
I cant imagion that Citroen wants to evoluate Rautenbach. He has not shown a decent result. Not decent for Citroen that is. Ford thinks he has done a perfect job earlier this yearR.I.P. all WRC heroes
28th Aug 08, 12:32 #63
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I think that Citroen will hire Ogier and then they will wait for the turist with the highest bid for the 2nd car
28th Aug 08, 12:53 #64
Aava deserves a seat as his pace is top-class - but like JML, he cant finish!
I'd prefer to see Mikkelsen at Ford or in Subaru's 2nd team with Ostberg.
Your right about Rautenbach - forgot the Jordan incident!Supporting Andreas Mikkelsen, Petter Solberg and Nick Heidfeld.
28th Aug 08, 13:15 #65
28th Aug 08, 13:15 #66
I recall that Colin (WRR) said at Rally Argentina, that the Red Bull deal that Citroën signed would involve Aigner in the future, so I expect the PH-Sport M2 team for 2009 to have 3 drivers (a little like Stobart).
1.) Aava to score points for all rounds.
2.) Aigner to score points for all rounds.
3.) Rautenbach only to score points if any of the above aren't participating.
4.) Ogier only to run on selected events on his first year with a WRC car.
I don't see Mikkelsen in a Citroën...Supporting CitroŽn, Loeb, Ogier, Hirvonen, Sordo, Novikov & Neuville
28th Aug 08, 14:51 #67
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Ostberg has had successful corrective laser eye surgery
28th Aug 08, 15:09 #68
28th Aug 08, 15:48 #69
Sorry guys.It looks like I have missed something.But what Duval doing in New Zealand?Is he going to change Gigi for Stobart?
28th Aug 08, 16:12 #70
28th Aug 08, 16:32 #71
According to this (sorry for not translating, maybe someone else have the time.)
Det er duket for en spennende duell når STCC-sirkuset kommer til Vålerbanen. Norges rallyprins Andreas Mikkelsen har bestemt seg for å måle krefter mot en ekte prins. I en innleid Porsche skal konkurrere mot prins Carl Philip av Sverige.
Prins Carl Philip har valgt å satse på en racingkarriere, og denne sesongen deltar han i den populære Porsche Carrera-cupen. Når STCC-sirkuset kommer til Norge 13. og 14. september er rallytalentet Andreas Mikkelsen klar for å gjøre en gjesteopptreden i en Porsche Carrera GT3 RS.
– Dette blir noe helt annet enn å konkurrere på skogen. Jeg har ikke mye erfaring med asfaltracing, så dette gjør jeg først og fremst for å ha det gøy. Det er vanskelig å si hvor bra jeg kan gjøre det, men det hadde vært moro å slå svenskeprinsen, innrømmer Andreas Mikkelsen med et smil.
Den svenske turboprinsen har tidligere uttalt at han gleder seg til å kjøre billøp i Norge, og han synes helt sikkert at det blir ekstra spennende å konkurrere mot Andreas, som er en av de mest talentfulle rallysjåførene i verden.
– Jeg har aldri tidligere kjørt Porsche på bane og gleder seg til å få muligheten. Jeg tar dette som en morsom avkobling fra rallykjøringen, sier Andreas, som kommer til Våler rett fra test med Citroëns VM-team.
– Det kommer til å bli noen hektiske dager, men moro blir det, slår han fast.
Andreas is going to drive in the Carrera Cup Scandinavia the weekend 13 - 14 september, right after he has arrived home from a test with the Citroen World Rally teamHvis noe feil pŚ bilen skall kunde ha dette reparert
28th Aug 08, 17:37 #72
28th Aug 08, 18:22 #73
It is duket for an exciting duel at STCC-circus is coming to Vålerbanen. Norway's rallyprins Andreas Mikkelsen has decided to measure the forces against a real prince. In a hired Porsche to compete against Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.
Prince Carl Philip has chosen to take a chance on a racingkarriere, and this season he is participating in the popular Porsche Carrera Cup. When the STCC-circus is coming to Canada 13. and 14. september is rallytalentet Andreas Mikkelsen ready to make a gjesteopptreden in a Porsche Carrera GT3 RS.
-- This will be something else than to compete in the forest. I do not have much experience with asfaltracing, so that's what I first and foremost to have fun. It is difficult to say how well I can do it, but it was fun to beat svenskeprinsen, Andreas Mikkelsen admits with a smile.
The Swedish turboprinsen has previously stated that he's excited about to run racing in Canada, and he seems quite certain that it will be exciting to compete against Andreas, which is one of the most talented rallysjåførene in the world.
-- I have never previously run the Porsche on the path and excited to have a chance. I take this as a fun, relaxation from rallykjøringen, "says Andreas, who came to Våler straight from the test with Citroën World Cup team.
-- There will be a few hectic days, but the fun is it, he shut down fastR.I.P. all WRC heroes
28th Aug 08, 19:46 #74
Your translator translate Norge (Norway) to Canada, ok maybe same climate but....
28th Aug 08, 20:15 #75
I used Google translation. Mikkelsen was called a Swede bij Eurosport. So Norway is the United Nations of the rallyworld.R.I.P. all WRC heroes
30th Aug 08, 12:40 #76
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Ogier covered 125 miles in his C4 test and described the car as easier to drve than he expected
31st Aug 08, 19:48 #77
About Deivydas Jocius and Xsara WRC project.
This is from his lips.He said at the interview in rally Aukötaitija in Lithuania last weekend.So he said that he won't run WRC this year.Mainly reason is co-driver changing.Kastytis Torrau won't run in rally anymore so Deivydas now run with Kastytis brother Marius Torrau.
Deivydas said that this year he will try to speak with his new co-driver and try to learn how to run with him.He said that he don't want do this at WRC rally.His plans are about next year.He said that he will do some rallies near Lithuania (personaly I think that is Finland,Poland and some more).He didn't said how many rallies he will do.At the end of this season team will choose rallies to go.Deivydas said that next season he won't run in Lithuania championship.So that thing lets to guess that he will do many rallies in WRC calendar.
Personaly I think that one thing in this project isn't good.The car.Next year car will be quite old and Jocius won't be very fast against drivers who are racing now in WRC.
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