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    Default WRC - VW to pull out of WRC after this season - building new car

    VW will pull out of WRC after the last round this year.

    VW will start building a new Polo R5 rally cars in Hannover next year. They will be available for privateer teams from 2018 onwards. They can be used in WRC2 .

    This leaves Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen looking for drives for next year.

    Maybe Mr Makkinen has some spots left after all? My understanding is that they will start the season with two cars with possibly third one from April onwards.

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    Apparently Latvala has a contract until end of 2018. Breaking the contract is likely to cost VW considerable amount of money. Same applies to the other two drivers depending on their contract status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Apparently Latvala has a contract until end of 2018. Breaking the contract is likely to cost VW considerable amount of money. Same applies to the other two drivers depending on their contract status.
    It won't cost VW anywhere near what the emissions fudging scandal has and every penny has to be saved, so it's cost cutting across the board!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post

    This leaves Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen looking for drives for next year.
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    one supposes this is a decision which has come from some levels above, and plainly not expected by those closer to the WRC team.
    obviously not a great outcome for the 3 mentioned above; i can well imagine Ogier having dreams each night of 10 consecutive WRC championships with a team which has done absolutely everything right.

    on the other hand.... some door will open for all of them i would think, and supposing Ogier is racing in either a privateer team with a Polo, or one of the other teams next year, it will be really good to see how much of his dominance is him, and how much is the car.

    be on the lookout for gorgeous blondes, or men with huge bushy beards, testing in a Yaris somewhere in the northern forests!

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    It is bloody ( ****ing) infuriating and I hate ogier... I really hope he continues in the wrc and does the one thing the other Seb didn't win a title in another brand! Vw... heartless assholes... and that's one/two sales in my house that will probably remain psa group now!



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    given his brilliance, i am thinking you will see your dream come true.
    he is quite up himself, for sure, but boy does he have the goods.
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