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    Quote Originally Posted by HKSjbg View Post
    https://youtu.be/K9rLqjzPhLY

    Tänak testing at Greystoke and Dovenby. Look at the hilariously large silencer when testing at Dovenby! The place must be subject to some fairly strict noise regulations despite it being a private facility due to the local residents
    Yes, it was needed to help get the planning permission through. I think you can look up the full details on Allerdale council planning site.
    If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    This guy doesn't seem bright enough to have a straight thought....
    Well Ford have made thousands of redundancies recently to reduce costs. Do you not have any empathy with these people that could have lost everything, only to find out that Ford can now spunk (£20m?) for a rally driver.
    If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off!

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    Tanak isn't making anywhere close to £20m. Probably getting rid of Breen and Fourmaux 's repair bills (plus the former's contract) saved enough for M-Sport to line up a decent offer for Ott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    good news for m-sport, but unless ford suddenly decides to put some real money behind the project, i fear it will go even worse than at hyundai. At toyota, he could have been a threat to rovanpera, but in a ford i doubt he will be even close to him.
    ok, noone has seen bank statements of transfers between Ford-MSport... and what ford does in research like wind tunnels, suspension etc... just most fans thinks that MSport runs only on Mr Wilson business money only - but Ford involvement is much bigger then everyone thinks... and I hope MSport would get more wins in 2023

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    Tanak isn't making anywhere close to £20m. Probably getting rid of Breen and Fourmaux 's repair bills (plus the former's contract) saved enough for M-Sport to line up a decent offer for Ott.
    c'mon. u really think tanak drive for romance? it's clearly written ford is funding the wage.

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    As ever, it seems the truth is somewhere between the two extremes.

    M-Sport must be getting some funding to support their 2023 driver wage bill. Something must have changed from this year, otherwise they'd have been doing it already.

    And those slating this expenditure... what do they want M-Sport to do? Quit the WRC? Or have Ford pull out of motorsport completely? That will cost people their jobs too. I would have expected Mr Quinn to know better than to make comments like that.

    The world is basically f*cked, so should we all just give up? No. We carry on, doing the best we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J4MIE View Post
    Well Ford have made thousands of redundancies recently to reduce costs. Do you not have any empathy with these people that could have lost everything, only to find out that Ford can now spunk (£20m?) for a rally driver.
    That's not how corporate budgets work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb_sh View Post
    That's not how corporate budgets work.
    but sadly is how reality works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyler View Post
    but sadly is how reality works.
    If you prefer they could spend the money sponsoring a football team, in which case it's the wrong forum.

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