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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Note he says "As I've always said ...."
    probably depend on who's is in the team?

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    Huttunen expected to drive the new i20 rally2 in Estonia, but won't happen(neither anybody else). Maybe in Belgium.

    To me the new i20 rally project looks quite a failure..
    Tons of testing since Nov 2020 and still nothing(it's already mid-season). Customers don't buy old ones and can't wait for new.. they will simply go for Ford, VW, Skoda or Citroen..

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    We already wrote about it in the R5/Rally2 thread under ERC.

    In a way the delay is a fail that reduces Hutt imens and Solbergs chances om WRC2. On the other hand, the new car will be there for a while. So it's better to introduce it a bit later and make sure it works and is competetive, rather than risky reliability issues.

    Polo had reliability issues in the start (fuel tank fires, rear axle breaking off) while Fiesta Rally2 had performance issues. Both seriously hampered initial sales and took quite some time to fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post

    To me the new i20 rally project looks quite a failure..
    Tons of testing since Nov 2020 and still nothing(it's already mid-season). Customers don't buy old ones and can't wait for new.. they will simply go for Ford, VW, Skoda or Citroen..
    Old i20 R5 is no more in production

    Polo production has ended

    Today Skoda made last Fabia

    so I donīt see Hyundai losing many customers, maybe few to Citroen but thatīs it.
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    Huttunen expected to drive the new i20 rally2 in Estonia, but won't happen(neither anybody else). Maybe in Belgium.

    To me the new i20 rally project looks quite a failure..
    Tons of testing since Nov 2020 and still nothing(it's already mid-season). Customers don't buy old ones and can't wait for new.. they will simply go for Ford, VW, Skoda or Citroen..
    So rushing it like M-Sport did with their last Fiesta is a better option? Once the car is homologated, you're pretty much stuck with it. The competition has very strong cars. Also with the narrow "frame" of rules to make a new Rally2 car in, it's probably very difficult to make something better than what's already available. No surprise it takes a long time to develop...

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    from Italy: rumors on Monza replacing Japan (maybe just a wish...)

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    Molly Taylor has just announced she has done a deal to run a Rally 3 Fiesta in three rounds of the WRC, starting with Estonia. Seb Marshall will be back beside her.
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    "Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." Steve McQueen

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyler View Post
    from Italy: rumors on Monza replacing Japan (maybe just a wish...)
    Can see that happening. Hopefully if they run Monzo again, we spend 2 full days up in the mountains - or only run a stage or two at the track at the end of a days rallying etc.

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