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    Too bad VW decided to stop rallying, in Finland the Polo is smashing the others.
    It seems to be more stable in high speeds than the Fabia and rest.

    But had I been in a factory that is in WRC2, and had paid FIA a lot of money to register, not getting any airtime showing car and sponsors at all live, I had complained.
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    I read somewhere (from Belgium?) that the Polo is tricky to drive when the conditions are changing trough the stages. (that would apply to tarmac though)
    That was obviously not the case in Arctic with pretty much very similar grip all the time and same tires everywhere.
    Polo was clearly fastest when it came out, but then the fires made it less popular. Also lot of drivers could pick between paying for everything themselves in a Polo or getting partly or fully funded by a factory team. Was quite easy to instead go for partly factory (i.e. Solberg in Skoda).


    Nevertheless I think Lappi is faster than Mikkelsen on very fast gravel, which is why I put him ahead of him in pickems. That said in the faster and smooth sections the Polos (Lappi, Gryazin, Kaur) did seem to have an advantage. But for sure Lappi pushed, after all he spend time in a snowbank. Not sure how much he pushed on PS, but PS surface seemed a lot more icy/gravel polished and less smooth/soft like the saturday stages.

    For Lappi I'd say he'll likely start at some point later in the year (for example in Finland) and due to Fiesta WRC in current form it's more likely he'll do WRC2. I'd definitely recommend him to start also on some rally where he does not have best results (Sardinia, Portugal or some tarmac for example). Else he kind of risks getting to the same position as Breen - "specialist" picked only for certain rallies.
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    Kaur is planning to do portugal and sardegna next but still not 100% sure.
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    Eyvind Brynildsen gets a call while prepping to do a national rally in an old Golf III Kit Car; please get to Finland ASAP, Bulacia will not be able to participate, can you drive for us?

    The answer was yes, of course.

    After working to get his own Co-driver Veronica with him for a few hours, they both jump on a plane.
    Eyvind and Veronica ends up 4th in WRC2, with very little prep, and no km in a Fabia since october 2020. That is impressive!

    Ford could need him to take a role in their WRC2 program, and development of the Rally2 Fiesta!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post

    Ford could need him to take a role in their WRC2 program, and development of the Rally2 Fiesta!!
    Sadly Ford doesn't have a WRC2 program. M-Sport only rents their cars to people who can pay for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Too bad VW decided to stop rallying, in Finland the Polo is smashing the others.
    It seems to be more stable in high speeds than the Fabia and rest.

    But had I been in a factory that is in WRC2, and had paid FIA a lot of money to register, not getting any airtime showing car and sponsors at all live, I had complained.

    The C3 drivers weren't top drivers in Arctic, difficult to judge if the Citroën would have been better or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Sadly Ford doesn't have a WRC2 program. M-Sport only rents their cars to people who can pay for them
    Does not Fourmaux have some sort of deal?

    But the important thing that M-Sport has to make some money. The Rally2 is not the bestseller these days, and the reason is that the car need more development on gravel/snow to become a winner on the sales charts again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Does not Fourmaux have some sort of deal?

    But the important thing that M-Sport has to make some money. The Rally2 is not the bestseller these days, and the reason is that the car need more development on gravel/snow to become a winner on the sales charts again.
    It's not Ford (the car company) paying for people to drive the rally cars. Fourmaux has backing from FFSA, Red Bull and other personal sponsors. And possibly some sort of investment program from M-Sport as well. But not Ford.

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    Ostberg in WRC 2 with Tagai

    https://media.citroenracing.com/en/M...b7xSaxeQp6G-UU

    He will start from Croatia. One week earlier will attend Miskolc Rally in Hungary.
    Last edited by Tom K; 12th March 2021 at 12:00.

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    Really glad for him although I will miss him on WRC live

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