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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mandzij View Post
    Considering how much he cries about other drivers' "seat time" you'd think that not achieving anything significant shouldn't be a reason to give up time behind the wheel...
    Continuing just for the "seat time" would be great... but when need every penny and you are an ex-European rally champion, you have to use it to target something substantial.

    And those with the money can not only do as many rallies as they like, their budgets also allow for 1000s of kilometres of testing (practice). The likes of Solberg & Gryazin have a huge advantage and you cant blame Ingram for mentioning this disparity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Continuing just for the "seat time" would be great... but when need every penny and you are an ex-European rally champion, you have to use it to target something substantial.

    And those with the money can not only do as many rallies as they like, their budgets also allow for 1000s of kilometres of testing (practice). The likes of Solberg & Gryazin have a huge advantage and you cant blame Ingram for mentioning this disparity.
    Seems a waste of money to pay the entry fee and then drop out after a few stages becauae the result won't be there. Plus, how long is he going to go on with the penny-pinching story now that he has "contacts in Monaco", as he said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mandzij View Post
    Seems a waste of money to pay the entry fee and then drop out after a few stages becauae the result won't be there. Plus, how long is he going to go on with the penny-pinching story now that he has "contacts in Monaco", as he said?
    Anyone competing at this level can't pretend to be 'poor'.

    It's gotta cost around 80-100k to do a single WRC2 round.

    He ain't poor, neither is his family.

    And he ain't quick either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    Anyone competing at this level can't pretend to be 'poor'.

    It's gotta cost around 80-100k to do a single WRC2 round.

    He ain't poor, neither is his family.

    And he ain't quick either.
    The money is solely from hard-won sponsors. His family havent been able to fund him since his very earliest days. He's twice had to crowdfund just to continue in the sport at all.

    And the reason he has swapped to the BRC this year is clearly because it provides much better value for money to get the seat time he needs before attempting another WRC2 event (funds permitting).

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    Better to discuss about him in a BRC thread then, he is irrelevant to this topic at the moment.

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    Ingram may have a point re the publicity for sponsors. I believe the WRC highlights show on FTA TV in the UK doesn't show WRC2 at all.

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    Kajto to drive 7 WRC2 events again with the Fabia RS starting from Kenya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb_sh View Post
    Better to discuss about him in a BRC thread then, he is irrelevant to this topic at the moment.
    I mainly posted the original info as it shows the high costs involved in WRC2 as a privateer...

    "The BRC will provide more return on investment than competing in WRC2 as a privateer. The entire six-round British Rally Championship, which includes an ERC round, national television coverage and top class competition, is valued at the same figure as a single round of WRC2 !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    That looks awesome!
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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