14th September 2020, 19:10
George Donaldson is also with Dirtfish, in case you didn't know.
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14th September 2020, 19:15
Hardly a shock that a driver without a full time seat would support that move.
Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC
However I doubt his opinion would be the same if he gets that Hyundai 3rd seat
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14th September 2020, 20:32
In the ever repeating discussion about listening to current teams vs planning for the future I have to side with the future prospects.
Current teams will favor a solution which is cheapest to them at the moment and gets the maximum return for the (already invested) money.
As mentioned by Dirtfish themselves any current team can suddenly disappear. In fact, it's the usuall progress. Every team that has been there disappeared after a few years, either fast (if they are not competetive) or slower (if they are competetive and dont see the point of getting 5th, 10th, 15th title).
Only MSport breaks that rule and that's cause it's a private company and not a manu team.
With hybrid rules WRC can for once be somewhat on the curve of "progress" (or "change" if that's what you prefer to call it) in the automotive industry. Even though as was said first Prius was introduced over 20 years ago. How exactly the rules should like is off course another matter. For me electric-turbo only with some small battery would also work.
Change to R5+ without any hybridization is a road to (unlikely) short term gain (1-2 years) and long term oblivion. In that case I'd even say it's better to postpone the introduction of hybrid rules by one year and just keep the current ones until then.
15th September 2020, 13:48
15th September 2020, 18:34
Originally Posted by er88
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15th September 2020, 18:57
15th September 2020, 20:05
I don't think there's anything particularly sinister to it. David Evans is well connected and close to various people in the service park. If Andrea Adamo had private concerns about Hyundai pulling out, he'd never say it publicly, but over a meal and some wine, would he discuss that risk with Evans? I can imagine it. That's not to say that Hyundai are pulling out and Adamo wouldn't know at this point, but it's something I could imagine coming up in a private conversation between the two. Something that could influence Evan's thinking.
Originally Posted by er88
Of course we know that David Evans will be close to Malcolm Wilson and would I imagine be trusted to know Malcolm's true feelings on things. Malcolm for example probably knows that it's highly unlikely that he's going to be able to sell any real number of Rally1 Fiestas, plus the Covid situation has caused a lot of further uncertainty. Obviously he knows the true nature of the relationship with Ford. There's no doubt in my mind that Evans will know more about the reality of their situation than he could directly report in order to protect the trust between them. But if Malcolm truly isn't sure about how the 2022 regs will work for M-Sport, short of announcing publicly they won't be there, Evans will probably know that and it'll shape his reporting accordingly.
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15th September 2020, 20:23
that.At current situation Malcolm is impossible to sell wrc cars to privateers.
Originally Posted by the sniper
If r5 cars(or similar) was the top category,would be a totaly different situation for his company.
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16th September 2020, 00:18
Originally Posted by dimviii
While it's a nice show event, it's definitely not a rally that should decide any titles. Lately half of the positions in top 10 get decided by who gets more or less penalties for touching barrels in articifical turns.
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16th September 2020, 08:03
Yes. Monza is fine for a super special stage or the show event, but not for a whole WRC event
Could they combine stages from nearby, like these?
Last edited by AnttiL; 16th September 2020 at 08:18.
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