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Old 16th December 2008, 18:50   #1
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Default Subaru and Suzuki Pull out of WRC

This is getting worse.

First it was Honda from F1 and now this.. :(

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Old 16th December 2008, 19:30   #2
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Yes this is sad but true.

Now the only competitive teams are french and may be Mitsubishi.
Hope Mazda jumps in.

Suzuki is not in a good position. It has already cut job by 1000+ in Hungarian facality. What is real bad is that this was the first season when they were to enter fully for all the events.

Subaru pullout is surprising to me. I knew that Suzuki is putting preventive measures to save cash, but never knew about Subaru.
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Isn't SUBARU owned by GM ? if thats the case, I think GM needs all possible savings it can scratch out
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That only leaves 2 manufacturer teams. Citroen & Ford and we already know what condition Ford is in.
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Isn't SUBARU owned by GM ? if thats the case, I think GM needs all possible savings it can scratch out
GM stake in Subaru has been bought out by toyota.
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Don't be surprised even if Ford pulls out...

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If Ford pulls out of WRC (Which might be required, owing to their financial state).
Seb would be world champion without having to race

But Abu-Dabhi tourism have deep pockets...so Ford might continue to run.
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forget the abu dhabi tourism, i think somebody from the royal family is into rally driving hence the sponsorship. Therefore, moolah = no problemo
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yes, some prince dude once removed is also rallying- hence they are sponsoring. they should allow cigratte companies to sponsor again- that way the malbaros and the 555s can still bring back the sport.
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i dont mind the subaru impreza sporting the 555 again looked neat. Smoke more but please keep wrc alive
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A bad news for all WRC fans, Never thought of Subaru giving up.
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My God!! This news is pretty depressing....i always followed WRC quite a lot and Subaru giving up is just REALLY bad news!

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Its pretty hopeless, Subaru & Suzuki giving up, tough to imagine the world of WRC now, I guess the WRC is now left with Citroen & Ford !!
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2009's season was anyway cut down by 20% from 15 rounds to 12.
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Yea me too just heard it today morning on BBC radio. Would like to see who all are left racing when the actual season starts off!
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