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DafyddLarcombe

December 11, 2013 10:32 AM
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WRC » Citroen reveals driver line-up for WRC 2014


lol - for aldo2654, Im sorry but what are you smoking there !!!! First off Ford cant Sack M-Sport as Malcolm Wilson is the Team Owner and he is finding and has found funding to run his own Team Secondly where have you been Man ??? Prodrive couldn't hold a candle to M-Sport, both Teams have a car and both teams have lost their Manufacturer financial support for differing reasons, yet only M-Sport could successfully find the funding to compete without the money from the Manufacturer with two or more drivers in the WRC this year Prodrive struggled to even run 1 driver on selected events without Money from Mini, but M-Sport ran a minimum of 5 cars all season long What you have said about M-Sport is the same as someone giving you a free brand new car like a 911 and you saying you would prefer to swap it for a Peugeot 207 instead ! it just makes NO SENSE AT ALL !!!! sorry, but I hope the clouds are starting to part there for you - lol

DafyddLarcombe

December 10, 2013 11:37 AM

WRC » Citroen reveals driver line-up for WRC 2014


This is great news for Meeke, Finally he gets to be a proper works drive, im sure he will do really well, also I fully expected Morten Ostberg would do what it takes to get his son in the Team too. I can see Meeke beating Ostberg next year more times than not. Meeke just needs to take it a little easy and make sure he doesnt put it off as much, or at all lol This is great for Mikko too as his return to the M-Sport Qatar WRT will soon be announced and obviously Novikov will also be announced too, maybe there will also be a 2nd driver announcement for the Qatar M-Sport WRT to compliment Al Attiyah. So it looks like everyone is ready for monte and we now have 4 Major Teams, well 5 if you include the two M-Sport teams I wonder if Kubica will run the WRC Car next year or stay with the RRC car until the new R5 comes along ??? Havnt heard anything on th grape vine, oh well, he said he wasnt in any rush to decide anything, guess the Bus left without him - lol !!!!!!

DafyddLarcombe

December 12, 2013 11:03 AM

WRC » Citroen reveals driver line-up for WRC 2014


I will be honest, I don't like Kubica. Yes ok he was an F1 Driver, which makes him extremely fast in anything that has a steering wheel, but his constant playing down of the sports appeal to him really does stick in my crawl. Rallying is difficult and drivers have to fight to get chances, look at Meeke for example. This guy acts like he is the Big Cheese Kubica announces that he is in no rush to decide about his future and he will consider the many offers from various teams, well its like he thinks he is Sebastian Loeb or something, well that he Aint !! I think the likes of Elfyn Evans will go much further in the sport given the right chances to grow and improve. Malcolm is the right guy to bring him on too. I think Kubica should stay driving an RRC Car and then later on in the year the all new R5 Car - until he can decide what he wants to do. If he drive a fiesta WRC just hope it is with his own money and not as an official driver

DafyddLarcombe

December 10, 2013 1:29 PM

WRC » Citroen reveals driver line-up for WRC 2014


Another fact worth considering is the imminent and Official Return of Ford to the WRC. I dont think it will be for the 2014 season but i would guess that an announcment could be made towards the end of next season in preparation for the 2015 season and drivers transfer market so Malcolm has half a chance of securing some Top drivers. Malcolm has lost all of his drivers in the last 2 seasons due to lack of Manufacturer status, only mikko has or is to Return. Hopefully Ford will announce it early enough for Malcolm to secure the signatures that he wants. Malcolm deserves that much after the pressure of the last 2 seasons trying to survive without them.

DafyddLarcombe

December 09, 2013 11:20 AM

WRC » Skoda to develop Fabia R5 for 2015


This is exactly like when Mitsubishi announced they were finally going to develop a WRC Car two years after everyone else had already switched from GpA to WRC and gained an advantage from the new Rules, the Group A Lancer Evo 6 was so good that they didnt rush to develop a WRC Car and by the time they had it was already too late, the competition had stolen the march on them Skoda should have developed an R5 Car by now, they are easily the Manufacturer with the best S2000 Car and that is their only thing, with no WRC Car they should of made it their priority to be first to Launch their all new R5 Car, now they will spend all 2014 developing the new car while the likes of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen have it away Oh well, as the saying goes Better Late than Never !

DafyddLarcombe

December 04, 2013 11:05 AM

WRC » Wilson Jr debuts Ford Fiesta R5+


Well this should be great for M-Sport, why would a wealthy privateer still buy an older WRC Car for £175k and spend a fortune running it and have everything regularly overhauled at massive costs, when he can buy a brand new R5+ with a decent spares package and run the car far cheaper over the course of a season I wonder how many we will see out there on the stages next year in the national championships, this car is not really that much more expansive than a new Evo R4 and is much better, it is both much stronger and much quicker, changes direction much faster and is a lot more stable and precise at speed. M-Sport are quite the all round Business, I have said before, Malcolm is a survivor lol !

DafyddLarcombe

December 02, 2013 11:02 AM

WRC » Hanninen to get Hyundai outings in 2014


cont : Mikko wants his old job and his old team back. The question is could Ostberg now be off to Citroen, it seems that Morten Ostberg is constantly fishing for his darling son, anywhere but the Team who has helped them the most would be fine, first it was Mini, then Hyundai, and now Citroen. What will happen if he does go to Citroen, will Malcolm then call up Tanak to fill a vacent seat maybe ????


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