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Old 16th September 2004, 18:35   #1
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Is this true?
Where will MArkko and Duval go now?
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Old 18th September 2004, 21:18   #2
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no confirmation yet about ford leaving WRC in 2005, might happen though, if it does duval might get into Subaru or something and i think Martin will go to Citroen
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Old 20th September 2004, 14:04   #3
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actually markko is signing up with peugeot and duval may get a ride at Citroen
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Old 20th September 2004, 18:29   #4
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nothing id for sure yet, lets see what happens, Martin wanted to leave ford next year anyways, so he is looking for a drive in Peugeot or Citroen, i dont know what duval's plans are exactly, but i dont think ford is going to leave WRC next year
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this is sad news indeed..
first comes the pullout from F1.. now the possibilty of this ?
the people at ford dont seem to be interested in pursuing excellence at motorsport

what a pity
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Old 21st September 2004, 14:21   #6
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do u think they will sell more FOCUS cars by competing in F1 or WRC??
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Old 22nd September 2004, 13:53   #7
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Check these stories out, this will tell u a bit about Duval trying to get into Citroen or anybody else too and also why Ford is struggling to give a sure decision about next year

http://www.worldrallynews.com/artman...icle_641.shtml

http://www.worldrallynews.com/artman...icle_639.shtml

good news is that Skoda might be there for a whole season next year that brings another works team back in WRC, they will make a decision soon, check it out here

http://www.worldrallynews.com/artman...icle_640.shtml
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Old 22nd September 2004, 14:13   #8
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wasnt SKODA already there?
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Old 23rd September 2004, 18:03   #9
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Skoda did only a limited number of rounds this season and they were not competing for the WRC manufacturers points as they did not intend to do the whole season, they were just seeing how the car wuld perform this year and make a decision about next year, well they did finish 6th in Finland, and did decently on the other events, so they might consider doing a whole season next year
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Quite a difference from when Citreon did the same thing. They came out and won most of the rally they took part in before joining the WRC the following year.

Now that Ford has pulled out of F1, maybe their WRC teams will get an extra cash boost??? what say?

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Ford is selling Cosworth, who used to prepare engines for their F1 and WRC cars. If this news is correct, I suspect Ford will pull out of WRC as well.
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