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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    Wait, what does "team" mean? At first it was a...

    Wait, what does "team" mean?

    At first it was a contest between Audi, Lancia and Opel. Then Opel left and Peugeot joined, RWD cars started getting obsolete. Toyota and Nissan were all the time...
  2. Thread: WRC future

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    They pay for it. Motorsport is different to...

    They pay for it. Motorsport is different to "normal" sports in a way that it's half marketing. That's why even the televising people have their say in the rules and arrangement of the stages.
  3. Thread: WRC Testing

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    I should have added a smiley to my message :) my...

    I should have added a smiley to my message :) my point was exactly that it’s pointless to try to judge speed from testing videos.
  4. Thread: WRC Testing

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    WRC Testing

    But which style is faster?

    EDIT: ;)
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    The teams have now until April to decide whether...

    The teams have now until April to decide whether they commit to the 2022 rules or not.
  6. Thread: WRC future

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    Brakes, suspension, gearbox...we would see a lot...

    Brakes, suspension, gearbox...we would see a lot more broken parts due to higher power. And if you start reinforcing them, it's soon back to WRC.
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    Back then only two cars could be nominated per...

    Back then only two cars could be nominated per team per rally. Now it’s three
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    Do I get this right, this is like the "satellite...

    Do I get this right, this is like the "satellite team" rule? For example Hyundai can enter a second one car team (instead of two cars) to collect manu points for itself and most importantly to take...
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    Bertelli has his own car. Serderidis used...

    Bertelli has his own car. Serderidis used M-Sport's services in 2018 (and Kremer in 2017), but in 2019 we didn't have any proper Sunday drivers on M-Sport Fiestas.
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    There's a fine line between "not ready for WRC"...

    There's a fine line between "not ready for WRC" and "already developed". Out of the previous WRC drivers without a seat, Lappi is the youngest/least-experienced.

    In the other topic you suggested...
  11. Thread: WRC Testing

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    Rovanperä...

    Rovanperä https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=564120834384188
  12. Thread: WRC Testing

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    The team does not matter, as long as you haven't...

    The team does not matter, as long as you haven't been a factory nominated driver this or the previous year. So Rovanperä can use the "guest driver" test days.
  13. Thread: Citroen WRT

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    If you think back about Østberg's 2017 season, he...

    If you think back about Østberg's 2017 season, he was often on the pace, but had some issues that dropped him. Rear wheel bearings broke numerous times, from a part that was made stronger in the...
  14. Thread: Citroen WRT

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    This is from last week's Motorsport News. Budar...

    This is from last week's Motorsport News. Budar has said all along that the cars will be available to rent or to buy. However, this doesn't mean someone has the money for them.

    Besides, I hate it...
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    https://www.rallit.fi/kuka-vie-viimeiset-wrc-pesti...

    https://www.rallit.fi/kuka-vie-viimeiset-wrc-pestit-fordilta-m-sportin-pomolta-suomalaisittain-mukava-vihjaus/

    This article suggests Greensmith or other pay drivers won't take the second M-Sport...
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    To me it's the other way around. This is the...

    To me it's the other way around. This is the least worse thing out of the three and Citroen leaving was the worst. :P
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    Toyota will be in Tokyo Auto Salon during the...

    Toyota will be in Tokyo Auto Salon during the Birmingham Autosport season kick-off, so it's only Hyundai and M-Sport there.
    ...
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    So Evans should 1) be faster than Ogier 2)...

    So Evans should

    1) be faster than Ogier
    2) be prepared to leave Toyota if he doesn't obey team orders

    like I already said
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    https://www.rallit.fi/mita-tapahtuu-citroenin-wrc-...

    https://www.rallit.fi/mita-tapahtuu-citroenin-wrc-autoille-voisin-kuvitella-etta-jollain-tavalla-niita-hyodynnetaan/

    Latvala thinks that Abu Dhabi won't return to rallying. He still hopes that...
  20. Thread: R-Classes News

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    At least now the class (eg RC2) and group (eg...

    At least now the class (eg RC2) and group (eg Rally2) have the same number :P
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    Loeb started his 2003 season with a win ahead of...

    Loeb started his 2003 season with a win ahead of said teammates.

    And he had to leave Citroen.
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    You guys really think it's up to the drivers to...

    You guys really think it's up to the drivers to decide things like this? To show his "pair", be faster than Ogier on Monte and a few following events. Maybe then Mäkinen tells Ogier to slow down for...
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    Actually, no. The teams have two service gear...

    Actually, no. The teams have two service gear setups. One is for overseas and one is for European. Still this year Corsica was driven between Mexico and Argentina and this caused no problems. Even if...
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    Spain already said they cannot replace Chile

    Spain already said they cannot replace Chile
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    If you refer to this latest YLE article, Mäkinen...

    If you refer to this latest YLE article, Mäkinen doesn't say "I don't know" about MMM running the Toyota R5 program. What he says about R5 cars

    - They have quite a lot of research of R5 car
    -...
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