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post Dec 18 2008, 07:23 PM


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QUOTE(linkinstreet @ Dec 18 2008, 08:31 AM)
did you hear the rumours?
marcus said he might come back into wrc if it does change to a 12 race season. woooot!!!
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Yay rclxms.gif The challenger has returned, while Leob threaten to quits over the S2000 class WRC proposal. doh.gif
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post Dec 19 2008, 12:34 AM


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Lol, well he did say if the cars have turbo and shit, he don't really mind as he can use the gap between races to go race in other racing series such as ALMS. He just won't race if teh cars are TOO underpowered.
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post Dec 19 2008, 03:34 AM


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QUOTE(linkinstreet @ Dec 19 2008, 12:34 AM)
Lol, well he did say if the cars have turbo and shit, he don't really mind as he can use the gap between races to go race in other racing series such as ALMS. He just won't race if teh cars are TOO underpowered.
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S2000 ain't that bad, although I'll have to admit that for people who're racing 350-360bhp cars, reduction to 280+ horsepower is a big difference.

S2000 opens big windows to many other manufacturer though. Even our local boys Proton has S2000 Satrio Neo tongue.gif
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post Dec 19 2008, 04:07 PM


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Lol, if a car manufacturer like Suzuki can end up doing crap, I wonder what about other teams, altho PERT has a history of making great rally teams. But then again it must be said it was because of the flying sikh
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post Dec 20 2008, 10:37 PM


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QUOTE(linkinstreet @ Dec 19 2008, 04:07 PM)
Lol, if a car manufacturer like Suzuki can end up doing crap, I wonder what about other teams, altho PERT has a history of making great rally teams. But then again it must be said it was because of the flying sikh
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Honda did crap in F1 as well, can't say the same for team that are less 'powerful' than they're. So I guess everything goes?

PERT and the R3 boys have talents that rivals many others. Vague significance, but they're there.
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post Dec 25 2008, 02:10 AM


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LOL laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif looks like the Impreza doesnt like Solberg... biggrin.gif


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QUOTE(Jasonist @ Dec 25 2008, 02:10 AM)
LOL laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif looks like the Impreza doesnt like Solberg... biggrin.gif

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lol, the WRC joker is at it again.
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2009 FIA WRC Calendar

01. Rally Ireland 30/1 - 1/2/09
02. Rally Norway 13 - 15/2/09
03. Cyprus Rally 13 - 15/3/09
04. Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2 - 5/4/09
05. Rally Argentina 24 - 26/4/09
06. Rally d'Italia Sardegna 22 - 24/4/09
07. Acropolis Rally of Greece 12 - 14/6/09
08. Rally Poland 26 - 29/6/09
09. Neste Oil Rally Finland 31/7 - 2/8/09
10. Repco Rally Australia 4 - 6/9/09
11. Movistar RACC Rallye de Espana 2 - 4/10/09
12. Wales Rally Great Britain 23 - 25/10/09

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post Dec 26 2008, 01:17 AM


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No Rallye de Monaco? Blasphemy!

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QUOTE(linkinstreet @ Dec 26 2008, 01:17 AM)
No Rallye de Monaco? Blasphemy!
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lol, cliff side driving is always a sight to watch Rally Monaco, they're steeeeeeeeeeep.
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post Jan 21 2009, 02:37 PM


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http://paultan.org/archives/2009/01/21/pro...neo/#more-11284

Will Proton make a debut in the World Rally Championship for the 2010 season? Apparently this is a possibility, and Proton is actually working at making this happen, according to Proton director Datuk Haji Abdul Razak Dawood. He says a successful WRC program could establish Proton’s brand and reputation in Europe the same way it helped Subaru in the 90s.

According to Datuk Haji, a Proton Satria Neo in the WRC could possibly turn it into a cult car with a following like what Subaru enjoyed with the WRX. If the proposed WRC regulation revisions to a “S2000+ spec” becomes official, it would allow Proton to compete in the WRC with a much smaller budget and compete against the big boys like Ford and Citroen. All that needs to be done is to upgrade the existing MEM Satria Neo S2000 (shown above) to whatever the S2000+ spec is.

2003 World Champion Petter Solberg is said to be in talks with Proton for a 2010 season. He will be testing the MEM Satria Neo S2000 car sometime in February, and according to him the Proton is a nice and detailed car. He says he has met with Proton but nothing about the proposed 2010 season has been finalised yet. There is also word about Solberg racing in a Citroen C4 instead, but he says that deal has not been finalised yet either.

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Petter Solberg is in talks with Proton over a potential World Rally Championship programme in 2010.

The 2003 world champion met with the Malaysian manufacturer's directors last week and is believed to be looking at a part-time campaign this season, coupled with testing and development work on the Satria S2000 for next year.

He is due to test a MEM-built S2000-spec car at some point next month, with a view to a deal for 2010, but Solberg says nothing has been finalised yet.

"The Proton is a nice car, it's a very detailed car," he told Autosport. "I met with them and that's it. For the future, it's hard to say."

Proton director Datuk Hj Adbul Razak Dawood admitted that the WRC is Proton's goal, and believes a successful programme could help the manufacturer to establish their reputation in Europe in the same way as Subaru did in the 1990s.

"The Satria is not known as a performance car, but we have a very big following in Asia and this car would turn that into the sort of cult following that Subaru developed," he said.

"The WRC is very interesting, we'd be fighting with the big boys - the chance to take on manufacturers like Ford and Citroen, albeit using a much smaller budget, is something we would welcome."

Solberg is continuing to work towards a drive in his home WRC round in Norway next month, having submitted an entry but not specified a car. He has been linked with a Citroen C4 seat, but says he has no deal with the French firm either.

"The problem is with the number of cars - there are just so many of them out there. I am trying to get a top car to try to win the rally," said Solberg.

"If that's not possible, I'm looking at another car to put on a show for the fans [believed to be a Xsara WRC]. This is not the option I want, but it might be the only one."

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wow... new season of WRC just started... pretty fast eh... cant wait to watch the highlights this coming mon nite on Star Sports... biggrin.gif juz read briefly on the WRC news tat Petter is driving a Xsara this season... starting from Rally Norway...

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post Feb 8 2009, 12:34 AM


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Proton in WRC??
wow..
would be interesting to watch..
malaysia boleh!!
who will race for them??
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post Feb 8 2009, 12:35 AM


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QUOTE(ilovelyn @ Feb 8 2009, 12:34 AM)
Proton in WRC??
wow..
would be interesting to watch..
malaysia boleh!!
who will race for them??
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Petter Solberg


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post Mar 13 2009, 11:35 PM


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Where to watch WRC in TV?
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post Apr 8 2009, 10:45 AM


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QUOTE(BlueWind @ Mar 13 2009, 11:35 PM)
Where to watch WRC in TV?
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Got highlight at Star SPort.. blush.gif

Btw...Loeb menang lagi di Portugal.. flex.gif
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post Apr 8 2009, 10:57 AM


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Can't wait for Petter X proton next season
And Loeb... That guy is a true champ. He even had time to go watch the Malaysian GP
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QUOTE(console @ Apr 8 2009, 10:45 AM)
Got highlight at Star SPort.. blush.gif

Btw...Loeb menang lagi di Portugal.. flex.gif
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So only highlights la?
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post Apr 10 2009, 08:32 AM


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yes. But it's a 3 hour highlights, with every hour is one day of racing
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post Apr 10 2009, 03:26 PM


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QUOTE(BlueWind @ Apr 9 2009, 05:30 PM)
So only highlights la?
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So u wan live? laugh.gif sweat.gif

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