I am going to interview Guy on stage here in the next half an hour and that is one of the questions I am going to ask him. It will be interesting to see what he says and what his answers are. In principal I think it is a great idea and there is nobody else in this country that deserves it as much as Guy. I believe he has got the potential to do it. He has got a bit of charisma about him and he is his own man. He will make interesting media and he can drive. There is no question about that. He deserves a shot at it.
There is talk Marcus Gronholm might come out of retirement – do you think he should?
I don't think it is good when any top line sports personality retires and then comes back. Sometimes it shows a bit of greed and sometimes it shows they can't leave it alone. I have got nothing against people coming back and enjoying themselves. But for Marcus to come back and steal the potential of a young drivers' seat and not actually perform would be detrimental to Marcus' profile and the memory of him. Yeah carry on doing your Rally cross and do what you can. But if you have stepped out of the WRC now, you have stepped out. That is my own personal view. A lot of people would say something different and that we haven't seen the best of him. But once you have had your stab and your shot and you have given it up, it is unfair to steal a drive that could go to a younger driver because of a whim.
Do you think he could seriously come back?
No I don't think so I just think it is cheap talk. I don't think he has any desire to comeback. Marcus didn't enjoy the travelling towards the end and he wanted to be at home and he made that decision. He is probably missing it a bit and thinking 'I wouldn't mind doing a few rallies'. But I don't think we will see him back behind the wheel on a regular basis.
Of course related to that though, next year there will only be 12 events in the WRC, as opposed to the 16 in recent years and 15 this season.
Yeah that is obviously easier on everybody. It is easier on the teams and may make it a bit more attractive for the drivers. But... I don't think he will comeback, myself.
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