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    Have they chosen the crews themselves, or has there been a shootout/autition of some sort?

    http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/july-...2--12-12-.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Have they chosen the crews themselves, or has there been a shootout/autition of some sort?

    http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/july-...2--12-12-.html
    it will be a failure, just as all other talent contests that want to find a great talent, but use criteria as PR skills to exclude candidates.

    if they want to find talent, they should organize a cheap cup with equal cars. that's how loeb, ogier and neuville got where they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    it will be a failure, just as all other talent contests that want to find a great talent, but use criteria as PR skills to exclude candidates.

    if they want to find talent, they should organize a cheap cup with equal cars. that's how loeb, ogier and neuville got where they are.
    and Pirelli shoot out with Tanak ,Paddon etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    it will be a failure, just as all other talent contests that want to find a great talent, but use criteria as PR skills to exclude candidates.

    if they want to find talent, they should organize a cheap cup with equal cars. that's how loeb, ogier and neuville got where they are.
    They want a guy for already next year to drive R5 in wrc 2, you can't go all the way back to stock 1600s and get a guy from there to drive in a world championship events with a proper rally car.
    Okay, if your looking for the best of the best then you kinda have to start from the scratch but that would take many years and might still not pay out.

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    I would imagine guys like Solans, Huttunen and Rovanperä to be in the scope.

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    It feels like they've worked out they need a new driver for the R5 project. And have decided to turn it into a good PR opportunity. Other teams would do the same thing privately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I would imagine guys like Solans, Huttunen and Rovanperä to be in the scope.
    I think from Belgium Dilley might be in it too. He is already working with Hyundai after he bought his i20.

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    About time Hyundai put something back into rallying. All teams need to nurture the future driver's of the sport.

    M-Sport have done it for years, so too Citroen. Even new-boys Toyota have got a prospect like Lappi into a car already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    About time Hyundai put something back into rallying. All teams need to nurture the future driver's of the sport.

    M-Sport have done it for years, so too Citroen. Even new-boys Toyota have got a prospect like Lappi into a car already.
    Well, it's not the first time Hyundai is looking for new talents. They are investing a lot in Chewon Lim (question is whether this is successful or not) and when they signed Hayden Paddon he was still a rather unproven talent in a World Rally Car (just like Lappi was). So there is no reason to reproach anyone...

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    How much rallying experience did Lim have before signing with Hyundai? His times suggest he's been thrown into a rally car with very litte of it.

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