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    https://www.autohebdo.fr/wrc/actualites/mikkelsen-...

    https://www.autohebdo.fr/wrc/actualites/mikkelsen-apparaitre-comme-la-meilleure-solution-pour-remplacer-ogier-213695.html

    Mikkelsen is hoping to be the best choice after Sebastien Ogier quits at...
  2. Thread: R5 News

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    Citroen testing an Evo 2 model of the C3? ...

    Citroen testing an Evo 2 model of the C3?

    https://twitter.com/NachoVillarin/status/1318707412698828800
  3. Thread: WRC future

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    Remember that although it would be idealistic to...

    Remember that although it would be idealistic to run all liaisons on electric, marketing-wise it doesn't give anything to the manufacturers because it's rare that cars are spectated on liaisons,...
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    What? WRC is one of the few motorsport "leagues"...

    What? WRC is one of the few motorsport "leagues" where you can get to the top league with a big wallet but no merit, while even the best skill may not be enough without budget. And it has always been...
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    I wonder how they manage the language issues....

    I wonder how they manage the language issues. Tänak's pace notes are in Estonian, and usually the gravel crew is using a copy of the actual pace notes, and the notes they make are then added to the...
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    New Hyundai ...

    New Hyundai

    https://twitter.com/hmsgofficial/status/1318794303741874176?s=21

    This says the car won't be available until summer 2021 but I can't find English source for it
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  7. Thread: Rally 3 class

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    Rally 3 class

    Well, manufacturers aren’t really spending marketing money on lower class cars. The business of building and selling the cars is usually outsourced to a company like M-Sport and the cars are run by...
  8. Thread: WRC future

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    How would it be different? A whole lot more...

    How would it be different? A whole lot more expensive to pay a top driver like Ogier, Neuville or Tänak, and take three cars to every round of the season, do testing for every driver and also...
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    I remember hearing he got to use the new spec car...

    I remember hearing he got to use the new spec car in Rally di Alba and Louna-Eesti Ralli, but went back to the old spec Kowax car for Rally Estonia. Of course I can't know if they've fitted the...
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    That is a big assumption, considering that Skoda,...

    That is a big assumption, considering that Skoda, Citroen, Ford and VW do not have factory teams at the moment and Toyota doesn't have a Rally2 car ready. Citroen and Skoda just stopped their...
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    Not really, we've had 8 proper factory entries in...

    Not really, we've had 8 proper factory entries in every rally, and then the Greensmiths et al on top of that. Every rally has had more than 8 WRC cars on the start line!



    Well, the rallies are...
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    If you think about a car manufacturer boss, you...

    If you think about a car manufacturer boss, you can't expect them to be rally nuts or interested in rally (just because Akio Toyoda is). For them it could be a case of "give me a list of all the...
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    Remember that Citroen does not have a factory...

    Remember that Citroen does not have a factory team at the moment. It would be a different effort to run the whole season with three drivers than to do some development and run Østberg's car on a...
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    But isn't that also a bit "historic" way of doing...

    But isn't that also a bit "historic" way of doing it? I mean, theoretically you could build new rally cars in your shop up to the existing homologation details, but who's going to develop the new...
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    Gerard also said: ...

    Gerard also said:



    https://twitter.com/WRCgerardquinn/status/1318158300320587782

    How could the WRC change this with their own decisions? How should/could they convince manufacturers still...
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    Remember that the world around the sport is also...

    Remember that the world around the sport is also changing, some things cannot be prevented.
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    Huttunen has now yet another start in Rally Due...

    Huttunen has now yet another start in Rally Due Valli this week. Apparently it's again with Hyundai Motorsport, so probably they have him testing some new parts...
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    well if WRC would move to Rally2's, Hyundai would...

    well if WRC would move to Rally2's, Hyundai would have a car...even the article says that Rally2 and Rally3 projects will continue.

    It's a different thing who will pay the drivers' salaries or...
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    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/hyundai-linked-with...

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/hyundai-linked-with-move-away-from-wrc-from-2023

    Hyundai possibly quitting rallying at the end of 2021

    EDIT: end of 2021, not 2022
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    BTW Huttunen was interviewed in Helsingin...

    BTW Huttunen was interviewed in Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest newspaper in Finland

    https://www.hs.fi/urheilu/art-2000006671456.html

    He says that the Kowax team was looking for a driver and...
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    Yeah but you need to also count how many non-WRC3...

    Yeah but you need to also count how many non-WRC3 events the WRC3 drivers have done. Like Bulacia has driven in Italy and Oliver does ERC. Will Kajto do Rajd Barborka again in a WRC car?
  22. Thread: WRC Testing

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    https://tuomastoyryralli.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Janne+Tuoh...

    https://tuomastoyryralli.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Janne+Tuohino+Ford+Fiesta+WRC+Testit+17.10.2020/

    Tuohino testing, apparently with Pirellis
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    Kopecky? Someone from Belgium?

    Kopecky? Someone from Belgium?
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    Fixed the year, quite important to get right :D

    Fixed the year, quite important to get right :D
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    [WRC] News & Rumours 2021

    Hybrid testing won't begin until Feb 2021

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/wrc-2022-hybrid-testing-delayed-until-next-february/

    Rally2 cars will go hybrid in 2023
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