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Old 20-12-2011, 19:06   #1
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It's a Mini disaster!

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Old 27-12-2011, 21:24   #2
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Its because there is no money........ BMW are not supporting Prodrive so they don't have the funds to carry on .... Feel for the guys who will end up losing there Prodrive jobs for a second time.....
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Old 27-12-2011, 21:30   #3
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if BMW pump the money in guaranteed the FIA will let them in they need as many teams as they can get
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Old 28-12-2011, 15:36   #4
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BMW aim to sell cars and DTM will cover that ..... sad but very true.
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Old 28-12-2011, 15:41   #5
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Wrc is dead..has been for years.

The years of mitzi,toyota,subaru,skoda,peugeot,ford all competing etc...are sadly long gone
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Old 28-12-2011, 15:46   #6
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The WRC is falling on very hard times with only a few manufacturers signed uop so far, so the FIA will not miss out on allowing another to sign up even if they are late!

I am surprised manufacturers want to get involved in rallying when the cars bear little resemblance to the cars the manufacture. When the cars had to be based "roughly" on production cars then there seemed to be more manufacturers signing up IMO. Off the back of that cars like Lancer, Subaru, older models; Sierra, Escort, Delta etc sold more. But these newer cars people cannot not go and buy from their local delaers, which I think is wrong!

I would like to buy a Fiesta 4x4 2.0L N/A or 4x4 1.6 Turbo as per the WRC or IRC rules, but alas I cannot!
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Old 28-12-2011, 18:26   #7
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The WRC is falling on very hard times with only a few manufacturers signed uop so far, so the FIA will not miss out on allowing another to sign up even if they are late!

I am surprised manufacturers want to get involved in rallying when the cars bear little resemblance to the cars the manufacture. When the cars had to be based "roughly" on production cars then there seemed to be more manufacturers signing up IMO. Off the back of that cars like Lancer, Subaru, older models; Sierra, Escort, Delta etc sold more. But these newer cars people cannot not go and buy from their local delaers, which I think is wrong!

I would like to buy a Fiesta 4x4 2.0L N/A or 4x4 1.6 Turbo as per the WRC or IRC rules, but alas I cannot!
This last point i think is a real shame. There could be some great potential modding cars out there...but the last rally / road hatch i can think of that was truely great was the Nissan Pulsar.
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Old 29-12-2011, 05:48   #8
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Ollie C, there was some great cars that inspired people to mod and replicate the motorsport variants and still had good power/transmission options etc.

But unfortunately when money has to come into the equation producing these motorsport derived variants for the road it becomes expensive for the manufacturers! Although Subaru and Mitsubishi have managed to keep their options running for some time and I guess are still making money from them.

I always thought the Group A/B rally cars where a good compromise when you had to build a certain number of road going version before homologation, 500/200 respectively. IMO that was the golden age of rallying, also probably because thats when I had just past my test and was really into the sport then

The good thing was that my Ford Sierra 1.8LX almost looked like the Sierra Cosworth GrpA rally car, nowadays you aren't going to get you Fiesta to even resemble the modern rally cars, therefore IMO the punter is detached from the cars involved completely.
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The good thing was that my Ford Sierra 1.8LX almost looked like the Sierra Cosworth GrpA rally car

And I bet it drove just like one
I know mine did!
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And I bet it drove just like one
I know mine did!
I thought I was on a rally stage wherever I drove Ari, Didier, Miki, Juha & friends ... PAH they had nowt on me
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I thought I was on a rally stage wherever I drove Ari, Didier, Miki, Juha & friends ... PAH they had nowt on me

And great (fun) in the snow
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Old 29-12-2011, 07:10   #12
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the annoying thing is that the president of the fia
is an ex co-driver and even he doesn't
seem interested in promoting the wrc!!!
they should have given the job to vatanen!!!
get on youtube and cheer yourselves up
by watching climb dance again

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Old 29-12-2011, 07:58   #13
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the annoying thing is that the president of the fia
is an ex co-driver and even he doesn't
seem interested in promoting the wrc!!!
they should have given the job to vatanen!!!
get on youtube and cheer yourselves up
by watching climb dance again
Total commitment, and no way back from the edge
Sadly that is nearly all tarmac now too, still I suppose it will mean less dust
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Old 29-12-2011, 10:34   #14
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Well, it doesn't get any better

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