WRC » P-G Andersson retires

Heartbreak for Andersson and Proton in Monte Carlo.

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Aye - Unregistered

January 21, 2012 11:24 PM

I knew before the rally even began that those stupid Proton's wouldn't make it to the finish. They have a mechanical issue on EVERY rally. They've had two and a half years to sort it out. What a useless car.

izaniid@yahoo.com - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 2:31 AM

Only chassis is Proton, engine and gearbox for racing is from Mitsubishi. If someone to blame then it should be the UK engineer which build this car, not even know how to tight the fuel line.

Ryan - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 6:09 AM

I actually believe the engine is from Renault, not sure about the gearbox.

Chris Atkinson was very critical of the car (and team) during last year's Asia-Pacific Championship, probably why he's not with the team this year.

He said the team knows all the problems, but do very little to actually overcome them, instead spending time on areas that don't need work.

Devans - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 10:51 AM

Devastated that this has happened to PG and to proton who really deserved a result.

And fair play to proton for even trying a rally campaign in this climate. And what do they get when the car doesn't run faultlessly? Idiots like the above criticising them straight away. And you wonder why manufacturers don't join up...

izaniid - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 3:34 PM

Totally agree . It was a very difficult rally for driver and car and a small car manufacture ( Proton ) nearly become first in it class. Hopefully more manufacture follow.

Aye - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 10:00 PM

Proton are a small manufacturer? They own Lotus, so they can't be that small.

And I wasn't saying anything bad about Andersson. I think he's a great driver and he deserved the class victory. He really did. But if he was in a decent S2000 car like the Fabia or the 207 then he would have made t to the end and taken the win. But he didn't. Because he was in a Satria. Proton spent 2 and a half seasons in the IRC, and they had a problem on nearly every round.

I'm not taking anything away from them for funding a campaign during a global recession. Fair play to them indeed. But that still doesn't mean they can't make a car that actually works. So I stand by my original comment...Proton are useless.

pomen_gtr - Unregistered

January 23, 2012 4:04 PM

it is all down to the budget i guess...

the team works on the "allocated budget" from the manufacturer.....so i guess they couldn't afford the very best part for everything in the car....

and heck last year the center diff casing broke whilst being driven by a kid that not even have driving license....

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