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Volkswagen to start in Monte Carlo with two cars, possibly three

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June 28, 2012 11:08 PM


Ummm....a lot of the best rally drivers come from these counties with the odd few exceptions. They are supported from an early age and it shows. Apart from Colin and Richard Britain has had no one of world class really (incoming). Possum bourne was the last NZ rally driver I knew about...excuse my ignorance.


June 29, 2012 2:02 AM


You're right...most of the best drivers come from those countries. As a Kiwi myself, it would be nice to have one in the series. I'm thinking Hayden Paddon (especially with the Skoda link)... but probably in a couple of years time.


June 29, 2012 10:26 AM


Atkinson was unlucky when Subaru pulled out, he was keeping Petter more than honest in their last season....I know he's an Aussie but still the southern hemisphere :)

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June 29, 2012 2:41 PM

We need more Amuricans. Ken Block isn't exactly seeting the world on fire.

That being said he is the only driver besides Petter and Mads who looks like they enjoy their jobs.


June 30, 2012 10:53 AM

Kevin Abbring is a very fast driver, maybe not quite as fast in a straight fight as Mikklesen or Hanninen but possibly better for the long term than Hanninen as he is now 30

I hope they dont sign Latvala as the Teams need to share the Top Drivers around, if VW have the Two fastest drivers it will be like Loeb winning all the time now, not good for the sport

If Ford have Latvala, VW have Ogier and Citroen have Hirvonnen it will be very interesting for the WRC, the worst scenario for the sport is Ford and Mini pulls out of the WRC at the end of the year, Latvala goes to VW, Loeb retires and Citroen get left behind as VW win everything with Ogier and Latvala

Citroen would soon pack up and leave the WRC and with Ford and Mini gone Toyota may not bother coming back and VW woud have no one to play with. This could be like a game of Dominos here, its that precarious !


June 30, 2012 12:25 PM
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That is interesting point, probably the French won't go away though, there might be Peugeout 208 WRC, as there is no perspective for DS3 for the company, so Citroen might go sooner or later in their favor, but this is hypothetical.

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