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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077680 Another...

    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077680

    Another article from the same author, talking about how Citroen's departure should be viewed as a wake-up-call to abandon the current WRC cars and go for simpler...
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    Exactly. But I doubt anyone will drive out from...

    Exactly. But I doubt anyone will drive out from own pocket, it would be financed by sponsors. Someone like Latvala has so much of PR value that it should be relativel easy for him or Jouhki to get...
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    The point score of 2019 says Mikkelsen.

    The point score of 2019 says Mikkelsen.
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    M-Sport does not operate solely in order "to have...

    M-Sport does not operate solely in order "to have a good team". Hiring Ogier was an investment to win titles and it paid off. Those three wouldn't cut it.
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    Obviously, things like this are kept as a secret...

    Obviously, things like this are kept as a secret from FIA's side.
  6. Thread: Citroen WRT

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    Possibly it didn't even exist and the livery was...

    Possibly it didn't even exist and the livery was a photoshop. If someone had rented the car, it would have come from the factory.

    The only way people will use them now is that they will be...
  7. Thread: WRC future

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    One more thing: the candidate events run in Japan...

    One more thing: the candidate events run in Japan have sparked interest in other car makers than Toyota.
  8. Thread: Citroen WRT

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    Pierre Budar said in David Evans' podcast that...

    Pierre Budar said in David Evans' podcast that the cars will likely be available for rent or on sale. But remember that it's much more expensive now than 10 years ago.
  9. Thread: WRC future

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    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077330 Very...

    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077330

    Very interesting interview with Timo Rautiainen about the future of WRC. Cannot translate everything but here's some key points

    - they consider setting up a...
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    Like someone said, Katsuta is the reason they...

    Like someone said, Katsuta is the reason they won't run a fourth car - not that any team would have that kind of resources in the pocket. So what if Kalle makes mistakes in his first year, will he...
  11. Thread: Citroen WRT

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    Well what then are other world championships if...

    Well what then are other world championships if not elitist? They are the best ones of their field. However, in motorsport we must accept that pure sporting talent alone is not enough, you also need...
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    Was it any different in 2018 or 2019 with four...

    Was it any different in 2018 or 2019 with four manufacturers? Is it worse than two-way battles? or an era where one team was miles ahead of the others?
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    To me, the season won't look that much different...

    To me, the season won't look that much different next year. The drivers title will be fought between Ogier, Tänak and Neuville, and the manufacturers title between Toyota and Hyundai. Evans will...
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    To me Evans to Toyota is already confirmed as...

    To me Evans to Toyota is already confirmed as much as Kalle.

    According to today's news/rumours, the teams are:

    Hyundai: Tänak, Neuville, Sordo/Loeb
    Toyota: Ogier, Evans, Rovanperä
    M-Sport:...
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    Lappi's test today was cancelled. ...

    Lappi's test today was cancelled.

    https://www.rallit.fi/citroenin-wrc-tiimista-lisaa-huolestuttavia-merkkeja-lapin-testi-peruttu/
  16. Thread: WRC future

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    It always turns the same way. Instead of...

    It always turns the same way. Instead of discussing how we could develop motorsport in a way that would support the car manufacturers' current and future interests, we as motorsport fans start...
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    1. Half wrong. Last year Tänak won 70 stages,...

    1. Half wrong. Last year Tänak won 70 stages, this year 73 stages. Both seasons ended having 13 rallies.
    2. Correct. Tuohino, Grönholm, Greensmith, Virtanen, Katsuta.
    3. Almost correct. Only...
  18. Thread: WRC Testing

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    more R5 testing?

    more R5 testing?
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    [WRC] Rally Mexico 2020

    The itinerary was published today

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJs4b1AWkAAkMSy?format=jpg&name=large
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    - Guanajuato street...
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    When I post a Finnish article, I always translate...

    When I post a Finnish article, I always translate only the important part of the article, which gives new information. Like in this case, the speculation of Ogier/Evans/Rovanperä going to Toyota and...
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    https://www.rallit.fi/tommi-makinen-suhtautuu-epai...

    https://www.rallit.fi/tommi-makinen-suhtautuu-epaillen-hyundain-mestaruuskikkaan-ajourallani-en-olisi-lahtenyt-sellaiseen/

    Mäkinen says that he doesn't want to start rotating drivers, because it...
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    I think Evans and Suninen are a part of the...

    I think Evans and Suninen are a part of the investment program where a share of their future salaries will go to M-Sport. It was said in an interview that they ”are supported financially”.
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    Kalle and Jan?

    Kalle and Jan?
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    Considering the possible Ogier-Evans-Rovanperä...

    Considering the possible Ogier-Evans-Rovanperä lineup, they would all be Red Bull athletes already...
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    But also many unemployed drivers

    But also many unemployed drivers
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