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    [WRC] News & Rumours 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    Yes but it’s different than doing 13 WRC events a year and testing. And besides, they should be looking at a long collaboration, not something that will end soon.

    Another thing that was done correctly for Kalle. He had an old experienced co-driver in the early years and switched to a younger one just as he entered WRC, they will have a long career together.
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    Can't see that this has been mentioned, 2022 Season launch back at the Autosport show in Birmingham in 2022:

    http://planetemarcus.com/birmingham-...ison-wrc-2022/
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    Fourmaux’s co-driver for Rally Finland revealed

    Alexandre Coria - who usually sits with Yohan Rossel - will join Fourmaux next month
    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/fourm...land-revealed/

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    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/s...olved/6670874/

    Out of contract Hyundai WRC driver Dani Sordo says people won’t be surprised by his plans for 2022 as the Spaniard's World Rally Championship future remains up in the air.

    Sordo is among the most experienced drivers in the WRC having made his championship debut in 2003, driving for Citroen, Mini, Ford and Hyundai factory teams, winning three rallies across his career to date.

    The 38-year-old has been with Hyundai since the marque’s re-emergence on the WRC scene in 2014 but has been driving partial campaigns since 2018.

    However, his future for next season is yet to be announced as Hyundai continues to weigh up its options for its third car, after re-signing 2019 world champion Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville earlier this year.

    Sordo has confirmed that plans for 2022 are in the works and that a part-time campaign is expected should a new deal with Hyundai emerge.

    “I don’t know, for sure I will do something. We don’t know yet,” said Sordo when asked when he could confirm his 2022 plans.

    “I’m just focusing on the rallies coming up. They are very important for us and it is quite busy timing but after that we have to take some time to see what we can do.

    “If I do something it will be the same [part-time] conditions.

    “I don’t think so,” he added, when asked if his decision for 2022 would come as a surprise.

    This season Sordo has been sharing the third with Craig Breen although the Irishman has been heavily linked with a move to M-Sport for 2022.

    Breen wishes to contest a full season next year and Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo confirmed to Autosport that his team is unable to offer that to Breen.

    “It is clear that Craig thinks he deserves to do the world championship and it is clear that Hyundai cannot offer him the world championship,” said Adamo.

    Adamo has confirmed that he is in talks with Sordo and last month he hinted that Hyundai’s WRC2 driver Oliver Solberg could be in the mix to graduate to the WRC next season.

    Solberg has been testing Hyundai’s 2022 machine this week along with Thierry Neuville, and the son of 2003 world champion Petter Solberg has also been handed a third WRC outing with the marque at Rally Spain next month.

    Hyundai’s decision to hand Solberg the Rally Spain drive has seen the manufacturer sign M-Sport WRC refugee Teemu Suninen to drive Solberg’s vacated WRC2 car in Spain.

    Suninen is a free agent for next year following his split with M-Sport and could be a valuable asset to Hyundai for the future given his experience.

    So...either retirement or part time in Hyundai once more? If I had to guess I'd say part time again but it seems everybody seems pretty tight lipped for the time being.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    I think it is pretty set for Solberg, the only question being full-time or part-time. Catalunya may be decisive to show if Sordo is still competitive and what Solberg can do on tarmac.
    At least, it is now clear for Breen.

    Will Sordo survive again? Quite a strange career for the Spaniard, more than 160 WRC starts in a RC1 car (never paying as far as I know), only 3 wins, 16 consecutive seasons with at least half-season while a lot of drivers had to step down at least one or two seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny0405 View Post
    I think it is pretty set for Solberg, the only question being full-time or part-time. Catalunya may be decisive to show if Sordo is still competitive and what Solberg can do on tarmac.
    At least, it is now clear for Breen.

    Will Sordo survive again? Quite a strange career for the Spaniard, more than 160 WRC starts in a RC1 car (never paying as far as I know), only 3 wins, 16 consecutive seasons with at least half-season while a lot of drivers had to step down at least one or two seasons.
    He had to step down to second place some times under the Citröen years i remember, so he should have a couple more wins. He probably have the most second places in the field?

    Edit: he have 49 podiums (28%)

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    https://twitter.com/TakamotoKatsuta/...43001675051015


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    I will compete Rally Finland with Aaron Johnston! I’m so excited, we’ll do our best!!
    And I must say, thanks to Dan for your huge support behind us always ��

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    According to spectator guide, Rally Finland is confirmed for 2022 and 2023 WRC calendars, hosted in Jyväskylä, again in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    According to spectator guide, Rally Finland is confirmed for 2022 and 2023 WRC calendars, hosted in Jyväskylä, again in the summer.
    Yep.
    Agreement was signed end of September,
    July-August date as you wrote.

    Same places which s(h)ell rallypasses, are also selling Official Spectator guides (newspaper shape, price only 2€)
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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