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    It's probably taken from a Finnish article, where Tommi was asked if he'd be interested in working with Kimi, if he quits F1 after 2018 and wants to WRC another try. Tommi said that sure, but please don't write that Räikkönen is joining TGR just yet (and laughed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    https://www.is.fi/ralli/art-2000005502849.html

    Let's go crazy once again.

    Tommi Mäkinen says he wants rallies to have 250 kms max so a WRC car could do 2 events between full services. Would also help with remote events, the car shipped to another continent could do two events without a full service at headquarters. Also, he wants more action for rallying days, he does not like having 5 hours between a loop of 2-3 stages. He wants to cure that by cutting the length of the rallies from 3 to 2 days.
    Or he can ask his engineers to extend the full service interval from 500km to 650km

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    INTERVIEW - Tänak to @errsport: "(Asked about not wanting to be a 'Forever 2nd driver') Respect to @sebogier, he still is a 5-time world champion and he has to have a priority. I accepted it this year but it can't be like this forever."

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    At least the difference in Toyota is they have more budget to fit new parts on all the cars maybe, or at least Lat - Tan, but Latvala has made it clear he's the number one in the team. I just hope everyone gets treated equal

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    INTERVIEW - Tänak to @errsport: "I'm a bit jealous of Martin Järveoja - he sat into the car and started getting podiums - I wish it came that easy for me! He's the opposite of me - likes to sleep a lot and is very calm - maybe too calm."

    INTERVIEW - Tänak to @errsport: "(About the 1-2 driver lineup in @msport this year)When we found upgrades for the car then, because of the budget, the parts were fitted onto Ogier's car first. But - no hard feelings @sebogier!"

    NTERVIEW - Tänak to @errsport: "Maybe the criticism (in 2012-2013) was important for me to get back in line with things. (2017) Ogier brought a lot of excitement to @MSportLtd and he stimulated the whole team. His arrival opened up doors locked behind the budget."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tc10a View Post
    Is the standard ERC Format killing the rallysport? No, but those ideas are not much different.
    Shakedown and 2 full days of 250 km stages without sometimes 5-6 hours between re runs of stages sounds not too bad. Sunday is mostly boring and useless. If this would enable to add some more rounds, why not.
    Shouldn’t there be a difference between ERC and WRC events?

    250 stage kms in 2 days is 125 kms per day, which is the same we’re getting nowadays on Friday and Saturday WRC legs. Dumping Sunday’s leg will suddenly make events more interesting to follow?

    If they want to make exciting 2 day events, they must keep at least 300 to 350 stage kms, increasing each day competitive driving hours; never the opposite. Still, heritage events like MC, GB or ARG (plus NZ) must always be over 2 days and 350 kms.

    Anyway, with cars reliability levels rising each day, it’s strange to hear all this nonsense about the need to quit endurance rally spirit (or what is left of it).
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    It's reasonably well-known within the service park that TMR have have to spend far, far more than expected amounts of money rebuilding their cars after every (gravel) event.

    total strip downs, with new floors etc to each chassis.

    Combined with the logistical challenge of being based in the middle of nowhere in Finland, it's made it a considerable challenge.

    This is Tommi just pushing a self-interested wheelbarrow. Maybe the new Estonian base will help.

    although that in itself is proving somewhat of an internal challenge. It's believed to be one of the reasons Lehtinen left the team.
    Last edited by rallyfiend; 28th December 2017 at 23:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    It's reasonably well-known within the service park that TMR have have to spend far, far more than expected amounts of money rebuilding their cars after every (gravel) event.

    total strip downs, with new floors etc to each chassis.

    Combined with the logistical challenge of being based in the middle of nowhere in Finland, it's made it a considerable challenge.

    This is Tommi just pushing a self-interested wheelbarrow. Maybe the new Estonian base will help.

    although that in itself is proving somewhat of an internal challenge. It's believed to be one of the reasons Lehtinen left the team.
    Mainly true.

    M-Sport is even more middle of nowhere, how does Malcolm handle rebuilds?
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    Homologation joker:

    C3 transmission and bodywork
    Fiesta transmission x2 and bodywork
    Yaris engine (november)
    i20 engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    Homologation joker:

    C3 transmission and bodywork
    Fiesta transmission x2 and bodywork
    Yaris engine (november)
    i20 engine
    That's from Monte onwards?

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    Homologation was in december so it can be added to MC yes

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    so Toyota didnt homologate that new front then? sorry im stupid as hell about this topic.

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