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    This year's Crystal Ball gets better and better...
    Like one said here - you take it far too seriously... :grin:

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    Well I crawl out of hibernation to find I had to mod something for the first time in 3 years!!!

    Anyway my 5

    1 Ogier to be WDC
    2 Safari to be abandoned before second day owing to driver strike over safety
    3 WRC2 driver to finish 7th in WDC
    4 Breen to replace Loeb in Hyundai for last 4 rounds
    5 Evans to be 3rd in WRC

    Hopefully we can keep this thread adult(ish)
    Kris Meeke got fired -PSG so terrified they quit!

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    My first time for Crystal Ball predictions, so let's make it interesting:

    1. Neuville starts the year strong and takes the lead in championship early in the year. Tänak and Ogier bounce back by the summer break. Going into the last race of the year, only 6 points seperate the Golden Three. One of those three has a puncture or other non-driver error in the last race. Two of them take the championship battle into the last day of the last rally.
    2. Lappi will have a strong middle part of the year, will win 2 rallies this season with one coming in Finland. Will finish 4th overall in the Championship.
    3. Evans will be super inconsistent, will have 3-4 podiums in total, but also retire or go into Rally 2 at least 4 times. Rovanpera also inconsistent, will show some great speed at times, but highest finish will be 5th overall.
    4. Hyundai comfortably secure manu's championship three rounds before the end of the year. Two times we will see Hyundai 1-2-3.
    5. New manufacturer will be announced somewhere end of the year to join in 2022.

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    1. Loeb is not fastest (end result) Hyundai in any rally
    2. Safari will be cancelled
    3. Tänak champion again - because of strong second half of the season. (Neuville is asking to be number 1 on-mid season, because he has more points, Adamo refuses).
    4. Hyundai champion again - but Toyota is not too far away
    5. Lappi is doing at least 2 crashes (from top3 position) when fighting for the win

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    1 Ogier will leave the champioship with yet another title
    2. Hyundai will have major issues between Tanak and Neuville
    3 Sweden will be cancelled
    4 Toyota manu champion
    5 Lappi to outperform Suninen

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    Hope still in time…
    1. Hyundai champ with a 1-2 (Tanak wins and Neuville ends as close P2);
    2. Ogier P3 with only 2 (lucky) wins, leaving at the end of the season;
    3. One win for Evans, other for Lappi and 2 podiums for Rovanpera;
    4. Ostberg is WRC2 champ and Katjo gets WRC3 title (if he enters the series);
    5. 2022 Hybrid systems will cost less than expected and Subaru will announce their future engagement with PS team.
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Yeah, last minute to put in your predictions, officially it ends when shakedown starts

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    https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/a...malcolm-wilson

    Still time to review prediction 5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Actually I had Mr. Wilson estimation in mind, which sounds a bit exaggerated especially once the tender process is still open and its results will only be known at the end of March: https://legal.fia.com/web/appeloffre.nsf/F1AA7144B5082934C12584D500563B6B/$FILE/ITT%20WRC%20Hybrid%20System%202022-2024_Final%2019.12.2019.pdf?openelement

    Anyway, before talking about hybrid systems costs it’d be interesting to know how much a WRC car really costs these days, but that’s a subjet for another thread...
    Rally addict since 1982

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    1 ogier to be wdc
    2 Evans to be in the scenery and out of rally on at least 7 events
    3 lappi to have 5 podiums
    4 tanak finishes 5th in wdc citing setup problems with the Hyundai
    5 Loeb to win 1 event

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