WRC 2017 : All Chat Here

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  1. B6GUE RMS Regular

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    WRC calendar for 2017 ^^^^^^^^
     
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    2017 i20 was revealed today:
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  4. DC. RMS Regular

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    Time for a 2017 thread?
     
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  5. Graham RMS Photographer

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    Ill sort that later tonight or tomorrow, good call
     
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    In fact the admin stuff works great from the phone, welcome to the WRC 2017 chat folks...
     
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    So from what I read this year the engines are still 1.6 turbo however now they are producing 380bhp instead of 300bhp. The aero has been improved to enable more down force and the center diff returns ^:o) Should be a good season!
     
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    More hp & more torque.
     
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    Volkswagen to homologate Polo WRC for 2017 World Rally Championship | Autocar

    My hunch about the likes of Red Bull stepping in to run a team could well still happen at this news.

    Makes sense really as VW want a customer based rally operation running on the R5 cars, but this is still a year off so why not utilise the massive amounts of work and money that has went into the 17WR car and make a few million to offset the expense to date and possibly even make a few million whilst still keeping the brand alive in a mildly mainstream sport.

    To homologate though the car must do Monte or at least start the event, so do they stick Marcus in the car and retire it after SS1 or will there be a full team set up by that stage with Seb at thw helm?
     
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    That Korean Dog Eater i20 looks surprisingly well.
     
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    Nasser Al-Attiyah 'doing his best' to keep VW in the WRC in the form of a private team according to a Finnish journo.
     
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  13. Sam. RMS Regular

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    Read that last week, rumour was a potential team with Al-Attiyah and Mikkelsen.
     
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    Colin Clark will have news tomorrow about one driver sorting out his future. Coincidentally tomorrow is Finnish Independence Day…
     
  15. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    I guess between them Nasser and Mikkelsen have no shortage of cash... Not sure where else Mikkelsen would go?
     
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    Quatar holding owns 17% of VW, and Nasser is a big influence, so....
     
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    Colin Clark's thoughts on what's going on.

     
  18. weeloaney RMS Regular

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    Has anyone been to the Swedish Round? If you wouldn't mind I'd like to ask some info as I'm heading in February, just any need to knows. Been chatting to @svensktoppen who give me good info.

    @Graham @Cess @Reno_LV are the most likely ones I can think off.
     
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    Been there yes, what would you like to know?
     
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    I'll send you a pm in a wee bit.

    Dont to messy the thread.

    Thanks
     
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    He just wants to know how to get on with the local girls :p (y)
     
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    Wouldn't mind meeting some beautiful blonde Swedish girls, least they'll likely be as pale as me, the Spainish made me look like I had never seen sunlight before lol ^:o)
     
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    @weeloaney (et al)

    You've two options. RallyTravel - costs a bit, but totally hassle free. Everything is sorted out for you, lifted and laid everywhere, they will cover all the prime spots (eg Colin's Crest) and they have good contacts. Which means things like they will tours of M-Sport or Hyundai's service area whilst the cars are in or Haydon Paddon will come and give talks in the hotel.

    Or just book everything yourself. Cars, accommodation, rally packs, plus pick your own spots, paddle your own canoe.

    Watched WRC events each method. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Both are equally as good.

    As for the Swedes. They are all beautiful, speak better English than we do and are thoroughly great spuds.
     
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    We are paddling our own canoe as you say :p

    Nearly fully sorted, just need to get the rally passes and then kinda organise where to watch and most importantly save up some money.

    We met a Swedish fella in Spain and we were talking about the Swedish rally and he told us don't go to it, it's f**kng freezing lol
     
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