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    [WRC] News & Rumours 2018

    What changes will come in 2018?
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    Generic N&R thread for next year
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    TEAMS & DRIVERS:

    1. Citroen
    -Meeke
    -Breen
    -Loeb/Qassimi/Lefebvre (PH Sport)
    -Serderidis (???)

    2. Hyundai:
    -Neuville
    -Mikkelsen
    -Paddon/Sordo (4 cars on some events)

    3. Toyota:
    -Latvala
    -Tanak
    -Lappi

    4. Ford M-Sport:
    -Ogier
    -Evans
    -Suninen/Ostberg

    WRC2:

    1. Skoda:
    -Tidemand
    -Veiby
    -Kopecky

    2. Hyundai:
    -Huttunen

    3. M-Sport:
    -Camilli
    -Suninen

    4. MEM (Proton)
    -???

    5. Holzer (Opel)
    -???

    6. VW (Polo)
    -???

    7. Citroen (C3 R5):
    -Bonato/Lefebvre

    8. Peugeot (developing 208 Evo2)

    9. Toyota:
    -R4 Spec car (Oreca)
    -develop R5 car

    Maybe new formula for R2 regulations.

    2018 Junior WRC champion gets a prize of car (R5 Fiesta for WRC2) and budget I think with free pass and gasoline.

    CALENDAR:
    -Turkey replace Poland
    -Every month gets covered with rally (no big gaps) except december - april & october have 2 rallies.
    -Spain & GB swap places.
    -Italy have to confirm to held rally on Sardegna
    -Croatia will (maybe) have candidate event in 2018 for 2019 round.

    SPORTING REG:
    -Chicanes are under big questions...
    -4 car rule is probably dead.

    NO big changes... They have said late in 2016 that 2019 will have some big changes (maybe).

    Man I would be happy if they could cover more live stages not only 2 different and 3 total.. With drone tech still not possible or what. And placed cameras in all cars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    What changes will come in 2018?
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    Generic N&R thread for next year
    You forgot to add: Part VI- Return of the Ford

    Wishful thinking yes? (but still you could have added that)...
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTR View Post

    CALENDAR:
    -Turkey replace Poland
    -Every month gets covered with rally (no big gaps) except december - april & october have 2 rallies.
    -Spain & GB swap places.
    -Italy have to confirm to held rally on Sardegna
    -Croatia will (maybe) have candidate event in 2018 for 2019 round.

    SPORTING REG:
    -Chicanes are under big questions...
    -4 car rule is probably dead.

    NO big changes... They have said late in 2016 that 2019 will have some big changes (maybe).

    Man I would be happy if they could cover more live stages not only 2 different and 3 total.. With drone tech still not possible or what. And placed cameras in all cars...

    I think they said the current regs are for season 2017-2019 so will just have to see what they come up with, but since the FIA are short sighted when it comes to the WRC, we have to enjoy what we have right now.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    FIA R4 formula can score WRC2 points?

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    On the Ogier subject again, after hearing Colin's kitchen table, I was thinking if Ford are coming back next year, we might see Citroen out by 2019...which tbh would be quite a shame, the FIA needs to make sure what they have now 4(ish) teams in the WRC should stay for the long term.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Abu Dhabi contract was for 2016/2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    Abu Dhabi contract was for 2016/2019
    Good to know
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Paddon sticking with the team in 2018 despite probable reduced programme

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motorsport...ectid=11944339

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    4 cars. Or maybe allow again satellite teams, that could get more drivers compete, more teams in the leaderboard.. Abu dhabi will then seeking Hyundai, Toyota or M-Sport again? Citroen are screwed. That cheapstakes will never win again...

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