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    To actually "receive" the upgrade it has to be homologated. Which it isn't atm
    https://www.fia.com/homologations
    (no update since 2/8 https://www.fia.com/sites/default/fi...02.08.2019.pdf)

    To homologate someone has to pay some money and I seem to recall that the team also has to be entered in WRC?

    It was these kinds of homologation issues that stopped 2017 Polo from ever starting an event.

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    Isn’t there an interview with Budar where he says the updates are homologated? Maybe as the car hasn’t competed since, the update hasn’t been added?
    Equally, I doubt that the cost of an update is anything like the figures talked about for homologating the whole car as was the case with VW...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    To actually "receive" the upgrade it has to be homologated. Which it isn't atm
    https://www.fia.com/homologations
    (no update since 2/8 https://www.fia.com/sites/default/fi...02.08.2019.pdf)

    To homologate someone has to pay some money and I seem to recall that the team also has to be entered in WRC?

    It was these kinds of homologation issues that stopped 2017 Polo from ever starting an event.
    So FIA working against themselves...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyper View Post
    So FIA working against themselves...?
    It’s fair to say that in 2017 the FIA asked other manus to allow an exception for the Polo homologation but they’ve opposed to it, arguing the rules demanded WRC registered manus (the only ones able to homologate cars and parts) to enter 2 cars for a full season (at the time only Mikkelsen was planning to run the Polo in some events) https://www.vwvortex.com/motorsport-...o-wrcs-coffin/

    Probably the same can happen if Citroen asks to homologate 2020 jokers, although anyone is free to run a 2019 spec C3.
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    Although I'd love to see them run the new aero, Ostberg could still do ok in just a '19-spec C3 WRC.

    Its most likely he would enter his preferred gravel events and the C3 was already quite good on this surface.

    But if I was a gambling man I'd bet he drives the C3 R5 again. I dont think Citroen Norge will pay enough for him to run the WRCar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Although I'd love to see them run the new aero, Ostberg could still do ok in just a '19-spec C3 WRC.

    Its most likely he would enter his preferred gravel events and the C3 was already quite good on this surface.

    But if I was a gambling man I'd bet he drives the C3 R5 again. I dont think Citroen Norge will pay enough for him to run the WRCar.
    It depends on how much citroen charges him for the wrc car. If he has to pay the real costs i doubt we'll see him in it.

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    Fingers-crossed they let him just pay the running costs. It would be great publicity for Citroen to allow this and enable another driver and car in the WRC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    To actually "receive" the upgrade it has to be homologated. Which it isn't atm
    https://www.fia.com/homologations
    (no update since 2/8 https://www.fia.com/sites/default/fi...02.08.2019.pdf)

    To homologate someone has to pay some money and I seem to recall that the team also has to be entered in WRC?

    It was these kinds of homologation issues that stopped 2017 Polo from ever starting an event.
    Has there been any homologation day since Citroen made that "EVO" ?
    Has Citroen any aerodynamics jokers left for 2019 ?

    I remember that it was originally meant to homologate 1.1.2020
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    Is it possible that he will ''just test'' aero from WRC car for R5 spec C3 to later adapt to that car?

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    Re: Østberg & Citroen Norway

    I can't say for sure how independent Citroen Norway is when it comes to spending their brand marketing money, but it's quite likely that they need to get an approval from the French office when entering such a major deal (as supporting Østberg would be). And IF it's like that, I'd be surprised if they can get the sign-off for any project involving the World Rally Car as it's something the factory is no longer supporting itself. R5 is a different story altogether, as it's something the brand is still offering for customers, but I would bet the WRC is a no-go. I hope I'm wrong (and lately I've been very good at being wrong).
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