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    Quote Originally Posted by AL14 View Post
    There are a lot of reasons to include Estonia in the calendar. Unfortunately there are also politics and money that talks
    There were a lot of reasons to include NZ again too, but the money and politics stuffed that one. Maybe Estonia will have more success with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL14 View Post
    Estonia would be the "natural" substitute of Poland. On top of that we have an estonian crew in the WRC which is fighting for the championship and rally is popular over there. There are a lot of reasons to include Estonia in the calendar. Unfortunately there are also politics and money that talks, let's see if they will talk estonian next years.

    EstWRC how about Tanak winning the championship in his home rally? Would you survive that?
    I think that Estonia is more like Finland. Especially if they will keep date in July, for me it is nonsense to do in WRC in so short time two so fast (and very similar) gravel events.

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    Umh, no, gravel and relief is more similar to Poland. Finland has more rocky gravel and stronger base, Estonia/Poland clay/sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL14 View Post
    Estonia would be the "natural" substitute of Poland. On top of that we have an estonian crew in the WRC which is fighting for the championship and rally is popular over there. There are a lot of reasons to include Estonia in the calendar. Unfortunately there are also politics and money that talks, let's see if they will talk estonian next years.
    I don't want spoil a party (I am excited to see such line up for Rally Estonia and tickets are in my bag already) but talking about Rally Estonia as possible WRC round in nearest future Jean Todt did it. There was his quote in Estonian internet media about it - "Ambitions are a good thing. But there it's like in school - you have to do things step by step. My suggestion - return back in ERC and if you will succeed there why not to try something more ambitious".
    Last edited by sindroms; 30th May 2018 at 11:29.

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    Why would they go back to ERC? They accomplished their targets there. In 2014 Rally Estonia won ERC Rally of the Year award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sindroms View Post
    I don't want spoil a party (I am excited to see such line up for Rally Estonia and tickets are in my bag already) but talking about Rally Estonia as possible WRC round in nearest future Jean Todt did it. There was his quote in Estonian internet media about it - "Ambitions are a good thing. But there it's like in school - you have to do things step by step. My suggestion - return back in ERC and if you will succeed there why not to try something more ambitious".
    So you think they weren't successful enough when being part of the ERC calendar?
    Never stop dreaming because one day it might happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I think that Estonia is more like Finland. Especially if they will keep date in July, for me it is nonsense to do in WRC in so short time two so fast (and very similar) gravel events.
    Well you can do it in different months...I don't think that makes it impossible.


    Quote Originally Posted by sindroms View Post
    I don't want spoil a party (I am excited to see such line up for Rally Estonia and tickets are in my bag already) but talking about Rally Estonia as possible WRC round in nearest future Jean Todt did it. There was his quote in Estonian internet media about it - "Ambitions are a good thing. But there it's like in school - you have to do things step by step. My suggestion - return back in ERC and if you will succeed there why not to try something more ambitious".
    Nobody is partying, just saying Estonia would be a nice addition to the calendar.
    I think that was just politics talking from Todt. If you judge rallys by "success" then Australia should not even host playstation's tournaments.
    Last edited by AL14; 30th May 2018 at 12:58.

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    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-10230643

    Mäkinen has trust on Latvala and Räikkönen is not going to do drive for him.

    He also comments that Meeke being fired from Citroen was a weird way to handle things and he would think twice before doing the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky View Post
    So you think they weren't successful enough when being part of the ERC calendar?
    I didn't say that. Ask it to Jean Todt.
    As for me Rally Estonia always have been among my all time favorite rallies. I like it in non-ERC format much better and if one day it will become WRC round I will be there (like I am there every middle of July when it take place).

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    Hyundai, Toyota would be interested in Meeke

    https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...meeke-1043270/


    typical Evans, mentions Toyota in the headlines but no word of it in the article.
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

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