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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiGalliNo1 View Post
    Problem is who will go if a "Team" give him a seat?
    Evans back to Ford...? Or Lappi/Suninen
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    It's already rumored Loeb and Sordo will quit Hyundai after this year. And Ogier should quit after next year. Suninen and Lappi will run out of money at some point? It's another game of musical chairs. And a different question of which teams are still in when we go to 2022.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    It's already rumored Loeb and Sordo will quit Hyundai after this year. And Ogier should quit after next year. Suninen and Lappi will run out of money at some point? It's another game of musical chairs. And a different question of which teams are still in when we go to 2022.
    And, which new teams will join?
    Hard times these days for manufacturers, Petter Solberg has something ready, atleast had before covid.
    M-sport will be around, but if Ford don't want to support them anymore, it's probably the "cheapest" way to get a good car for a new team?


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    Current situation is that only really bright ones like Rovanpera or Solberg will get their WRC rides, for "regular" people like Ostberg or Tidemand there are no chances. Rally2 is best they can hope for. I cant see any way back for Latvala, Paddon or Meeke either. I would love them to join Rall2 though, this would make this class much more competitive, perhaps earn some airtime in WRC+ too and generate enough money from sponsors that guys driving there can even get small salary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indreq View Post
    Current situation is that only really bright ones like Rovanpera or Solberg will get their WRC rides
    Bright and rich. Just bright is not enough. Let's not forget that they would probably not go anywhere (at this age at least) without their fathers' money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Bright and rich. Just bright is not enough. Let's not forget that they would probably not go anywhere (at this age at least) without their fathers' money.
    At this point of their career, they don´t need to be rich. They´ll get wheels anyway...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Bright and rich. Just bright is not enough. Let's not forget that they would probably not go anywhere (at this age at least) without their fathers' money.
    I would say Timo Jouhki has invested more in Kalle's career than Harri. But he has been a factory driver since 2018 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Bright and rich. Just bright is not enough. Let's not forget that they would probably not go anywhere (at this age at least) without their fathers' money.
    Both have outstanding ability and would've been spotted even at a low level of the sport with their speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Both have outstanding ability and would've been spotted even at a low level of the sport with their speed.
    I agree. Sure money helps. But these guys seem quick enough that they would have made it anyway. Maybe not at 18 but at 22-23 but they would have succeeded. What came first - Tänak showing talent or supporters coming behind him? Tänaks family had no money for anything more than VW Golf 2. But he was fast enough with that to convince some people with deep pockets to invest in him. I am sure other guys with similar talent can do that.

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    Money absolutely is a deciding factor for anyone getting into rallying. It's a very expensive sport, even at a lower level. It is not like football where all you need is a ball. You need a car that can be used for rallying, parts, license, entry fees, maintenance for car and so on. You won't be able to do this without significant economical help from parents or others. Had Kalle's parents been less fortunate, and he himself had been a poor student or whatever, there is no chance that he would get to his point, and if so, then definitely not this early. Then there is of course also the fact that Harri is a well known rally driver, who has a lot of contacts. When word gets out that the son of a famous driver is starting driving, then of course there will be light put on him too. There is a reason why there are so many rally families.



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