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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    Why would tommi want cheaper cars if toyota is willing to pay for the expensive ones, and he's personally earning millions because of that.

    If budgets were only half as big he would get away with only half the profits he has today.
    Cheapers cars have better profit % and you can sell way more of those cheaper ones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Cheapers cars have better profit % and you can sell way more of those cheaper ones...
    Tommi's business is not selling cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Tommi's business is not selling cars
    Business models can always change.
    Never stop dreaming because one day it might happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky View Post
    Business models can always change.
    They can.

    But that's not what tommi wants. He has a succesfull business model already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Can we leave the personal battles behind and move over to something else? Maybe even *sigh* discuss George Donaldson's idea of moving to R5's.

    What Donaldson suggests is that they put a bigger restrictor to get more horsepower, and just reinforce the parts which wouldn't withstand the increased power. I'm not saying it's impossible, but sure not as simple as he makes it sound like.

    If we think further, would Skoda join in as a manufacturer team? We know how great that car is, how much better than all the other cars. And would Toyota just drop out for a year while developing their R5 car? Would their drivers go to Skoda then? And what kind of a super team that would be...repeat of the VW era?
    Is it a coincidence that Donaldson has close links with an R5 manufacturer...….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancia Stratos View Post
    Is it a coincidence that Donaldson has close links with an R5 manufacturer...….
    I didn't realize he's still working with some team. But that surely makes his statement a bit biased...

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    Breen supports the idea of R5 cars on main level https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/breen...rally2-future/

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    Its a good idea for cost-saving and getting private entries but the problem is manus want to promote hybrid / electric cars now.

    R2 (R5) as the top level would only work with private teams running them. And who would then create any new R2 cars going forward ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    R2 (R5) as the top level would only work with private teams running them. And who would then create any new R2 cars going forward ?
    R2 is not the new R5
    Rally2 is the new R5
    Rally4 is the new R2

    "Rally" does not equal "R". You can't just exchange the old and new prefixes or it becomes nonsense.
    Last edited by AnttiL; 13th May 2020 at 09:52.

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    What are the existing cars going to be called... eg Citroen C3 R5... Citroen C3 Rally2 ?

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