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    WRC 2021 • Silly season

    Kubica in?
    Lappi and Suninen stays?
    Mikkelsen?
    More WRC privateers?

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    It depends on the budget how good the fiesta is next year, and wich drivers they get is probably down to how good the fiesta is compared to Toyota and Hyundai.
    Citrφen is maybe the same?

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    Suninen out Mikkelsen in.

    All private drivers in Alpine for some real challenge and show!

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    Hope someone else can pay for a Ford seat over shitbox Greensmith.
    Kubica though - bring it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpine-110 View Post
    Suninen out Mikkelsen in.

    All private drivers in Alpine for some real challenge and show!
    That'd be a great idea! Alpine funding paid drives in something similar to the BMW M1 Procar Championship of late seventies that supported F1, but with 5 or 6 guys out of a paid drive in the WRC, plus whatever privateers want to pay to have a go at them. Imagine an Alpine nations cup, 6 rounds, with Meeke, Camilli, Abbring, Latvala, Kubica, Suninen/Lappi/Mikkelsen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    That'd be a great idea! Alpine funding paid drives in something similar to the BMW M1 Procar Championship of late seventies that supported F1, but with 5 or 6 guys out of a paid drive in the WRC, plus whatever privateers want to pay to have a go at them. Imagine an Alpine nations cup, 6 rounds, with Meeke, Camilli, Abbring, Latvala, Kubica, Suninen/Lappi/Mikkelsen...
    I think nations cup is a good idea, also they could do a Legends cup in Alpines with Latvala, Loeb, Hirvonen, Gronholm, Solberg Brothers, Loix, ++. Sponsors will love this.

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    Imo nothing will change at MSport.
    All 3 current drivers are in one way or another bringing money in. Though maybe Lappi's ex-Citroen funding will stop at end of this year?

    For outside "young" drivers I am not sure how attractive it is to drive at MSport with what now seems like the clearly slowest of the 3 cars (both due to lack of testing and development). Maybe a better idea to try to get a some drives with others (see Loubet and Veiby recently).
    For Mikkelsen specifically it might be better to do a Rally2 season with some manu paying it and wait for 2022 (he is still young agewise).

    An interesting joker here is the new 2022 rules. MSport has a history of having best allround car the first years after new rules come out (2017 rules, 1.6l rules with Fiesta, but also 2006 Focus). There are also clear historical examples of how this kickstarted the career of multiple drivers that were struggling until then (Tanak, Neuville, Hirvonen) So getting a better chance of starting at MSport in 2022 might be an extra reason to be interested in MSport.

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    As for M-Sport's perspective, they should get some good driver to develop the 2022 car? Or who did they use to make the great 2017 car? Tδnak? At least Eric Camilli did a lot of testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    Hope someone else can pay for a Ford seat over shitbox Greensmith.
    Kubica though - bring it on.
    Is Gus taking away your seat? Ffs..
    Gus is paying for his seat/car.

    And that Estonian guy Gross.. driving w last spec Fiesta and taking away everybodies seat..

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