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    Unless the promoter expand the coverage for WRC2 next year across their platforms all they're effectively going to do is half the (already minimal) exposure for any privateers. It's crying out for a dedicated YouTube WRC2 review. This really should have been in place years ago. JWRC had it. I assume Dmack probably used to pay for that though. Maybe the manufacturers would have to pool together to pay for the edit to be made. Just seems daft if the coverage remains at 3x 1min highlight packages across the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    VW officially rulled out championship entry. They spoke only about selected events for promotion of the new car (several WRC events, Barum, Ypres etc.).
    https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/june...8--12-12-.html Nothing is sure from their mouths. At the end of 2016 they suddenly pull the plug.

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    That's incomparable situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    This is just unrealistic.
    Btw, is there a limit for manus max rally entries or a manus max results number over a season? If there isn't, why limit Pro drivers entries or results and avoid a more direct confrontation between them during the season?

    I understand sniper view; if the purpose is to have a manus series, the 14 events should be mandatory and 2 cars as well. Still, I’d prefer to keep a sole WRC2 series with only 8 mandatory events, 6 of them also counting for a privateer cup (a bit like U28 inside overall ERC). Anyway, let's hope WRC2 Pro works and gets a decent exposure this time; the same for WRC2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    VW officially rulled out championship entry. They spoke only about selected events for promotion of the new car (several WRC events, Barum, Ypres etc.).
    Can’t a top private team make a deal with VW and run WRC2 Pro as a semi-works team? VW would only need to register the team entry in the series and give some tech support. That’s what Loeb’s team has been doing in the WTCR (in that case manus entries aren’t formally allowed).
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    VW privateer is aiming to WRC2 PRO.

    I understand that they can drive as many events they want but 8 best scores counted for PRO and for normal WRC2 6 best scores from 7 first starts.

    "Competitors in the newly-created FIA WRC 2 Pro Championship are permitted to enter two R5 cars per team and must participate in a minimum of seven rounds with one car – including one event outside Europe. For the Drivers’ and Co-drivers’ Championships, the eight best scores will count towards the titles, while the highest placed car(s) in each team will score points in the FIA WRC 2 Pro Championship for Manufacturers. Competitors will have P2P status, be permitted one day of testing per event per driver, and will start in Championship order after the P1 drivers on the first day of competition. On days two and three, crews will start after the P1 group, in classification order.

    The FIA WRC 2 Championship, now solely for drivers and co-drivers, will have no minimum number of events, although the first six scores from seven entered rounds will count towards the titles. Competitors will be permitted one day of pre-event testing and will start in Championship order after the P2P group, and on days two and three after the P2P group in classification order. No WRC 2 registration fee will be requested from competitors who hold a licence from the ASN of the organising country for the first event in which they participate."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Can’t a top private team make a deal with VW and run WRC2 Pro as a semi-works team? VW would only need to register the team entry in the series and give some tech support. That’s what Loeb’s team has been doing in the WTCR (in that case manus entries aren’t formally allowed).
    Sure it's possible to do it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    I understand that they can drive as many events they want but 8 best scores counted for PRO and for normal WRC2 6 best scores from 7 first starts.
    If so it's quite ridiculously wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Yeah, that’s what I meant to say. Rovanperä also run a private car in Monte.

    Rovanperä had a pretty extensive program in 2017 but it was an investment from his backers (Jouhki et al). Other than that it’s rare that a driver does 14 rallies a year in an R5, let alone 14 WRC events!
    It's true each Skoda driver only did around 7 events, but Skoda Motorsport sent at least two cars to every WRC2 Rally bar Australia if memory serves correct. Now they have only two works drivers instead of five..

    I would have liked WRC2 Pro to be like "WRC for R5 cars".. ie. no dropped scores bullshit (maybe not follow full WRC calendar though), include powerstage..

    We can't talk about coverage yet as we don't know what they have planned. Let's hope it's more than 40s daily coverage WRC2 gets, aside from some appearances on live stages when they run out of world rally cars.

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    WRC2 Pro & WRC2 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    If so it's quite ridiculously wrong.
    This is pretty much how the main championship was 1979-1993
    Last edited by AnttiL; 6th December 2018 at 17:32.

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