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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    I agree. Sometimes they do these types of things as part of a 'communications strategy' anyway.

    I expected more from Veiby this year, maybe Skoda did too.

    Sounds like they will go with less drivers next year, maybe Kopecky and Rovanpera in WRC2 and Nordgren to ERC?
    My guess is that there is zero chance of SKODA entering the ERC ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Mail View Post
    My guess is that there is zero chance of SKODA entering the ERC ever again.
    Not as a full factory team, but Nordgren already drove a few events for them there this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Spain will be really interesting in the R5 class.. new Polo, Veiby and Ostberg in C3, Solberg comeback..
    Østberg is not doing Spain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Škoda will likely enter WRC only with new technical rules in 2021. Now it seems pretty sure that it won't happen earlier.
    Did the FIA change WRC cars development cycles? 2017-2019 and 2020-2022 without major changes and new regs only from 2023, that was the initial plan. If it remains like that, why can’t Skoda enter in 2020?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    Østberg is not doing Spain
    To bad really. Would like to see him towards Petter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Did the FIA change WRC cars development cycles? 2017-2019 and 2020-2022 without major changes and new regs only from 2023, that was the initial plan. If it remains like that, why can’t Skoda enter in 2020?
    I don’t know, I think Mirek said new rules would be 2021..

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    if i´m not mistaken, i´ve read somewhere that there are tendencies to prolong current tech regs until end of 2020 (si it would last for four years) and then start with new regs in 2021

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    Quote Originally Posted by kure91 View Post
    if i´m not mistaken, i´ve read somewhere that there are tendencies to prolong current tech regs until end of 2020 (si it would last for four years) and then start with new regs in 2021
    That would be nuts; no manu can cope with new regs every 4 years.

    AFAIK, VW was the only manu asking to short the 3+3 cycles (to a 3+2, not a 3+1), in order to rush new energies introduction, but hopeffuly the FIA will stick to the original schedule.

    The WRX is delaying EV’s use because only VW and Peugeot signed for them; the WEC slowed down Hybrid expansion after having lost 4 (out of 5) manus; why should the WRC rush for major tech changes and put the series future at risk?
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    Something major is supposed to happen that year, because apart from these Škoda talks, Toyota was also making a a limited quantitiy of Yaris' homologation specials to introdue a new chassis 2020-2021.

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    I may be wrong but I understood that in 2021 we'd get some sort of hybrid WRC and that all manufacturers have known about that already for quite some time.
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