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ALangheck

January 30, 2015 10:23 PM

WRC » Toyota announces WRC return


Gilles74: Speaking of of high profile, why race this absurd looking little car? Sort of reminds me of a Ford Ka (just kidding, Dafydd!) But seriously, why not race the much lower Makinen built GT86 that we saw in Finland? Oh yeah, marketing, right? nevermind...
The WRC or its rulers don't help it sometimes. Other series make the most of how good, and aspirational the cars are. The WRC tries to market/ sell us boring FWD hatches. I thought 2017 would bring us new regs, with new cars.

ALangheck

February 02, 2015 6:40 PM

WRC » Toyota announces WRC return


DafyddLarcombe: For ALangheck It was actually Toyota that was Banned. TTE no long existed by then. TTE was bought out by Toyota Motorsport GmbH back in 1994 Toyota was banned for 12 months, that is why they had to financially support private Teams for the rest of 1995 and 1996 as they were officially Banned. (Sorry Budd)
The team from Koln was banned. However, other teams running Toyotas weren't. The FiA could have banned the Toyota Motor corporation, but chose not to. And while you're right about being Toyota buying Ove Andersson's team, they still ran with TTE on the cars - even in 1995.

ALangheck

January 31, 2015 9:01 PM

WRC » Toyota announces WRC return


Good question about the 2017 regs. Earlier last year, it was rumoured that the 2017 regs would be quite revolutionary, meaning bigger cars, up to D segment, cars with more power, and maybe new technology. Sadly, it seems, evoluy is the name. We will get more of the same. 1.6T 4WD with 300ish BHP. Wow, how to be not impressed.

ALangheck

January 30, 2015 4:49 PM

WRC » Toyota announces WRC return


As others have said, great news that Toyota are back. A pity they've chosen the Yaris. And that is were the regs are wrong. Surely the GT-86 should have been encouraged. Not this OAP's runaround. The WRC does attract some ugly cars. Let's hope it goes better than it looks. Will be interesting to see their final livery. Currently, the WEC TS-040 is in Total colours, as that is the sponsor, but could Castrol return? Though Sainz ran with Repsol in 1990-92. Finally, what a job Sarrazin has, racing the LMP car, and testing the Yaris WRC. I think that is why he turned down Nissan.

ALangheck

January 26, 2015 7:03 PM

WRC » Loeb: No plans to do more WRC events


DafyddLarcombe: Oh well, Im a bit sad that he wont be back I think he aquitted himself really well, he was fighting with Ogier and all his experience and Mastery of the Monte shone through and helped him make up for being away for so long. 30 seconds faster than Ogier on the opening stage was a Great start for him. A real shame about his stage 8 mishap but with his road position he was fighting a losing battle sadly Nothing lasts for ever though, at least he gave Ogier a good fight on his final appearance. I think his comments before the Rally about having nothing to do in the winter were designed to unsettle Ogier. He was obviously trying to get inside Ogiers head and make a statement that he was just out for some fun and that he could beat Ogier without taking him serious, maybe it worked on the first stage - lol
Completely agree!! Loeb hasn't done any WRC events for 15 months. He will have been 'rally rusty' and picked up racing driver habits in that time

ALangheck

January 19, 2015 9:14 PM

WRC » Ogier plays down rivalry with Loeb


JimmyTheRealOne: I can't wait. WRC and Rolex 24 - the season begins! I know Loeb has nothing to prove in WRC, but still... WTCC is so bland, I'd like to see him back full-time.
If Loeb can't do the WRC, then I'd like to see him in a proper race series, not the joke that is the WTCC. Sportscars or GT is were he should be, driving powerful cars, not FWD saloons.

ALangheck

January 19, 2015 3:01 PM

WRC » WRC to televise live stages in 2015


Shows you how badly the WRC is promoted when this is classed as news. It's the FiA's 3rd series, so it should have regular Live TV coverage. Yet, most of the coverage will be on PayTV, so few people can watch. Shooting themselves in the foot, again! RedBullTV already exists, they could use that, but they want to make money. Could do better!! Remember the IRC Montes? All but 1 stage live.


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