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Discussion of all rallying taking place in the British Isles, including the UK and Ireland
19th October 2018, 18:44
Rallying series everywhere in the world outside of Europe
2018 NZRC/ Rally Events
20th October 2018, 23:35
Discussion of rallying in the whole of North and South America and the Caribbean
2nd September 2018, 20:05
National level rallying throughout Europe.
Yeah, whatever. They use what they can/ need and market it like they need. Fiesta RS WRC aka mk7 was all the time "powered by ecoboost", right?....and for 2015 they built a rally-spec block not found...
That win is actually nearly two and half years ago now. Says a lot about his struggles...
He has the worst visible results.
Could it be he was for example asked in Turkey to take it easy? Sure. He could have been asked before the rally, after first few stages or as late as saturday...
A couple of websites state the WRC car engine as follows:
'The engine has been revised to produce 380 bhp and 450 Nm of torque from its bespoke Ecoboost-powered 1600cc direct injection engine and...
most of the times backroom conversations don't bring points... only results do... and paddon after his win last year is nothing.