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    And possibly to give a taxi run for some sponsors and friends without putting them in any sort of danger.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by nafpaktos View Post
    what exactly will you extract from a wrc to kart circuit?
    And all Barborka rally is basically slalom course, so normal stage won't be any better for get know car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomhlord View Post
    To me, Pirelli being back smells of Bertelli doing at least a few rounds in the current-spec M-Sport Fiesta.
    If anything he'll be in a fourth car. He just doesn't make the cut. Neither does Camilli. I think Østberg and Suninen will share the third car. Also, isn't a switch to Pirelli too much of a risk for any of the manufacturers? If they are even slightly off the pace of Michelin that's that for both championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watson View Post
    If anything he'll be in a fourth car. He just doesn't make the cut. Neither does Camilli. I think Østberg and Suninen will share the third car. Also, isn't a switch to Pirelli too much of a risk for any of the manufacturers? If they are even slightly off the pace of Michelin that's that for both championships.
    I don't think Pirelli even have the full range of tyre options compared to Michelin.

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    Bertelli does not need M-Sport and even less does M-Sport need Bertelli. His drives are not related to the line-up of the manufacturer's points scoring team of M-Sport.

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    Great video from Kajto: https://youtu.be/NFBgOm2fxdE

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Bertelli does not need M-Sport and even less does M-Sport need Bertelli. His drives are not related to the line-up of the manufacturer's points scoring team of M-Sport.
    Well that's a good job then, because he's not going to score any points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAS007 View Post
    Well that's a good job then, because he's not going to score any points.
    Don´t be so sure, even Serderidis did score points...
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    M-Sport Ford World Rally Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Don´t be so sure, even Serderidis did score points...
    Bertelli retired from 8th in Argentina with gearbox failure on the penultimate stage. But still, he's a self-funded privateer driving for fun, not a candidate for a factory seat.

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    More details of Ford Performance and their technical involvement:
    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/ne...-from-america/

    Looks to me like they will tap into FP in America behind the scenes (similar to what they did in WRX), but we won't see Ford officially return as a manufacturer any time soon.
    My rally photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94998505@N03/albums

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