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    Great result for BRR with a 1 2 3 in WRC2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    It looks like Kopecky did his comfortable pace and waited for others to screw up (he did that in Barum too). Not the most exciting way but it often works..
    The thing is that Kopecký already passed the point where there was something to prove by raw speed. It's the young who have to prove themselves and become the new champions in the future. Jan of course knows that there is nowhere to step up for him so what he does is what he can the best - deliver the results like a machine no matter what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    The thing is that Kopecký already passed the point where there was something to prove by raw speed. It's the young who have to prove themselves and become the new champions in the future. Jan of course knows that there is nowhere to step up for him so what he does is what he can the best - deliver the results like a machine no matter what.
    Indeed.

    I can see Jan's future being more on the management side of the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Really hoping the FIA gets back to a single WRC2 category next year as it's pretty clear the series are now less competitive than before the split;
    Is WRC2 really less competitive this year? There are at least 6 drivers competing for the championship. We are near the end of the season (4 rounds to go) and it is actually impossible to guess who will win:
    https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc-2/results...37-256---.html
    Last year Kopecky, Tidemand and Rovanpera (all 3 factory drivers) won 10 out of 13 rounds and finished 1-2-3 in the championship:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_W...Championship-2

    besides, in some cases the fastests private drivers (mainly Polo users) can beat Citroen or Ford works drivers and even match, here and there, Rovanpera or Kopecky.
    Can private drivers really compete with factory crews? Last years proved thay can't, didn't it?

    I know it sounds controversial and most forum members will not like it, but in my opinion one good thing about WRC2 Pro is that it eliminated factory drivers from WRC2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Is WRC2 really less competitive this year? There are at least 6 drivers competing for the championship. We are near the end of the season (4 rounds to go) and it is actually impossible to guess who will win:
    https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc-2/results...37-256---.html
    Last year Kopecky, Tidemand and Rovanpera (all 3 factory drivers) won 10 out of 13 rounds and finished 1-2-3 in the championship:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_W...Championship-2
    Can private drivers really compete with factory crews? Last years proved thay can't, didn't it?
    I know it sounds controversial and most forum members will not like it, but in my opinion one good thing about WRC2 Pro is that it eliminated factory drivers from WRC2.
    Ok, the fight in WRC2 looks to be tight but most of the contenders are only doing a sort of part-time campaign…and the same seems to be happening in WRC2 Pro. Besides, who cares about who’s fighting for WRC2 when even WRC2 Pro guys can’t get a decent exposure?

    A single WRC2 series with a Privateers Cup inside it would certainly work better than the current split series, as private drivers would be able to fight among themselves but also directly against works crews (it’s possible, like Bonato, Veiby, Lefebvre, Ciamin and others have showed) and we would avoid having shameful Pro entry lists with only 2 or 3 cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Besides, who cares about who’s fighting for WRC2 when even WRC2 Pro guys can’t get a decent exposure?
    That's true. I only found 2 official videos from WRC2 / WRC2 Pro and they are only 1-minute long:

    WRC 2 - ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2019: Highlights Friday
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu0As1qxCcs

    WRC 2 - ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2019: Highlights Saturday (including 2 crashes of Rovanpera and 1 crash of Lefebvre)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrhayW6PwAw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Mail View Post
    Great result for BRR with a 1 2 3 in WRC2.
    Second was Marijan Griebel, who was not able to finish on podium in ERC rounds this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Is WRC2 really less competitive this year?
    Problem is that there are some fast drivers doing only few events. On the top of classification is Guerra, who can make good result only out of Europe. So in the final it looks like tight fight, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    Second was Marijan Griebel, who was not able to finish on podium in ERC rounds this year...
    ... and the tripple European champion Kajto was only fourth and Gryazin was completely nowhere.

    The point is that Griebel was on home soil. Last year Jakeš was able to fight with Sordo on Barum and I'm pretty sure he would be minutes slower in Catalunya.

    Come on PLuto, you can do beter than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Ok, the fight in WRC2 looks to be tight but most of the contenders are only doing a sort of part-time campaign…
    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    Problem is that there are some fast drivers doing only few events.
    But why should they drive more events when only 6 best scores count?
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