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FIA issues final entry list for WRC

Eight different teams register for the 2012 World Rally Championship

The FIA published the final list of entrants for the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship today.

Eight teams are included, although while WRC MINI Team Portugal is listed, and will field two cars for Armindo Araujo and Paulo Nobre, neither will be able to score points in the manufacturers' championship.

The Go Fast Energy WRT of Matt Wilson and Henning Solberg meanwhile has not been registered. Wilson has missed the last few events through injury, while Henning has been absent since Mexico due to a 'contractual issue' with a sponsor.

The full list is thus as follows...



2012 FIA World Rally Championship - List of entrants:*

Manufacturers:

1. Citroen Total World Rally Team Sebastien Loeb Citroen DS3 WRC*
2. Citroen Total World Rally Team Mikko Hirvonen Citroen DS3 WRC*

3. Ford World Rally Team Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC*
4. Ford World Rally Team Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC*

12. WRC MINI Team Portugal Armindo Araujo MINI John Cooper Works WRC*
14. WRC MINI Team Portugal Paulo Nobre MINI John Cooper Works WRC*

Teams:

5. M-Sport Ford World Rally Team# Ford Fiesta RS WRC*
6. M-Sport Ford World Rally Team# Ford Fiesta RS WRC*

7. Qatar World Rally Team Nasser Al-Attiyah Citroen DS3 WRC**

8. Citroen Junior World Rally Team Thierry Neuville Citroen DS3 WRC***

9. Brazil World Rally Team Daniel Oliveira Ford Fiesta RS WRC****

10. Adapta World Rally Team Mads Ostberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC****

Notes:

# Drivers competing under the M-Sport Ford WRT banner will vary throughout the season. Ott Tanak and Evgeny Novikov are nominated for Argentina at the end of this month;

*denotes will do all events;

**denotes will do all events, except Monte Carlo;

***denotes nominated 8 events to score team points on (Mexico, Portugal, Argentina, Greece, Finland, Germany, Britain and France);

****denotes nominated 7 events to score team points on;


For the record, Mads Ostberg didn't score manufacturers' points for the Adapta WRT following his win in Portugal, as it wasn't one of his seven nominated events. The Adapta WRT has nominated Mexico, Argentina, Finland, Germany, Britain, France and Spain.



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Jota - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 12:30 AM

It's worst than a joke!!! So, someone wins a World Rally, but can not score points due to pure bureocratic rules... just great!! And, all this mess came from a man (Jean Todt) who used to do rallys and says he loves rally!! Imagine if he doesn't...

Oatssi46 - Unregistered

April 13, 2012 8:43 AM

Sad really. Used to be such a great spectacle - even in the 90s and early 00s. Now it's just a joke. Even if I was interested (which you can't be in 2l hatchbacks) I couldn't follow who was leading this championship due to petty complicated rule structure.



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