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    Róbert Bútor has just unveiled his newly bought C3 WRC. It is the ex-Saintéloc Pirelli test car, chassis #20. He sold his Fabia R5, then got his 306 Maxi part exchanged for the C3. He also mentioned that it is completely rebuilt, as there was a customer for Saintéloc for this season to drive the car in the WRC, but due to Covid the money wasn't enough, and the programme was scrapped.
    He said that he plans on driving the car for a few more years before complete retirement. He will do 2-3 rallies in a year, this season he plans on doing Pécs, Veszprém and Mikulás, with public and previously announced test before all of the rallies.
    Edit: he also got a very extensive spares package, with 120 rims, 5 sets of body panels, Ogier's and Lappi's setups, etc. He also mentioned that Ogier's ex-engineer is helping them in the beginnings, and also told them that all the aero upgrade parts and documentation was scrapped when Ogier decided to leave.
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    It will be very difficult (and expensive) to keep this car running...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    It will be very difficult (and expensive) to keep this car running...
    I guess he is aware of that.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    I guess he is aware of that.
    Yes, he said that obiously before buying, they discussed this topic as well. The amount of SS km he does is relatively small (he did about 2600km with the Fabia R5 in 3-4 years, including testing). The car is totally refurbished, the engine has 1000km, that has to be refurbished at 4000km. He also added that Citroën Hungary and TRT will be able to help him with these (as the engine, transmission etc. can only be refurbished at Citroën Racing).
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    Good news...it's better to see this Citroën running, rather than ending in a museum

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    I don't quite understand why Řstberg and Kopecky can't keep up on this rally. Arguably I have little idea about Hungarian drivers, but on previous rally Řstberg was faster than them and last year on Hungary ERC they were getting beaten by a lot of other drivers.

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    Don't know how it is now but in the past Eger stages used to be mostly super fast wide roads (slippery with dirt) with gazillion of chicanes and several very rough and slow narrow forest sections, i.e. very specific. Now it may be wet as well (tomorrow for sure).
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Catastrophic last loop for the drivers of Ford Fiesta Rally 4 and Mitsubishi Lancer

    Now the leading Peugeot cup drivers are 14th and 15th overall after leg one(Nemet and Hangodi)

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    SS6 was full wet for all and raining, SS5 maybe dryish for first drivers (no vid). On SS6 Touran either had wrong tires or they just didn't work cause he was visibly slower than others and sliding around.

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