Suzuki in WRC for 2007?
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    "Suzuki will confirm their World Rally Championship plans later this month at the Geneva Motorshow.

    The Japanese manufacturer has long been expected to step up to the full World Championship after success in the Junior World Rally championship in recent years.

    An announcement is scheduled for 2pm on February 28.

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    "Nothing has been officially announced yet," Suzuki's David Farquhar told autosport.com. "All the speculation will be put to bed however with this announcement."

    One model that could fit a Suzuki plan is their hatchback car, the SX4. Should Suzuki announce their participation in the WRC at the Geneva motorshow, it would stem the current tide of manufacturers quitting the WRC.

    Mitsubishi, Skoda and Peugeot have pulled out before this season, but if Suzuki stepped up it would bring the total manufacturers competing in 2007 up to four, with Subaru, Ford and Citroen. Hyundai have also been linked with a WRC campaign in the future.

    If Suzuki do enter in 2007, it would give them eight rallies to become used to the category before the new WRC becomes a winter series, with the 2007/08 season kicking off in late Summer 2007."
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    It would be great to see another manufacturer on board in WRC. Bring it on!

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    I certainly hope Suzuki joins, it's always much more interesting with more teams competing. That said, I wouldn't complain if there were more privateer teams as well
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    http://www.crash.net/picture_view_si...pid~233421.htm

    = a picture of the 'concept' car. Looks damn fine to me.
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    But then we'll lose them from JWRC, and for me that is more interesting these days .. WRC cars are too far from reality for me to care who wins.
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    where do you get JWRC coverage? Or do you just read about it?
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    Yep - just read and see stuff on the web. I don't know of any TV coverage.
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