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gotta go where the money is if there is no top team for him in WRC. I don't think Colin could make more money anywere else (NASCAR is carzy with $$$$$).
 

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wow, the money must be very good for him to consider that series. I'm not a Colin fan but it really sucks that he's not going to have a top ride next season....stupid FIA.
 

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....unless FIA reverses the descision about the 3rd driver rule. They were supposed to have a meeting about this today at 6pm (GMT)
 

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I thought all votes regarding the matter had to be in by that time? I thought discussions were over.

Corrado pretty much said the same thing the other day in the pre-rally press conference. "Why ask for a vote on something that is already decided?" Even if a fax-in vote isn't received, the lack of vote is taken as an approval.

The kicker....the manufacturer's and teams only get one vote total.
 

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hood scoop and wing shutter at speed

My understanding was that the President of FIA wants to reverse this 3rd driver rule (in addition he wants 16 events next year - Japan and Mexico). This would mean going back to the orginal way, depsite all of the turmoil at the teams. The final descision was to be made today.
 

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The decision that will be made today is for the new reversal of the 3rd driver rule....as in all teams will only be allowed 2 full time points scoring drivers. They can run as many as they want, but only 2 drivers will be allowed to score points. In addition, the extra races and 'recces' changes will be made.

Overall changes:

http://www.worldrallynews.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?newsid1063000650,30898,

New calendar:

http://www.worldrallynews.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?newsid1062768694,53945,

Pro/Con discussion:

http://www.wrc.com/en-GB/Features/Features/001/2003_R_AUS_ThirdDrivers.htm
 

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Is Colin McRae even marketable on the Rally Circuit anymore? I thought he was washed-up years ago.

Not entirely his fault, but lots of bad luck and sponsorship going away... wasn't it?
 

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People said Carlos Sainz was washed up and ready for retirement also......

Stanger things have happened :D
 

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At this moment in time I can see Colin going over to Nascar, or possible ASCAR here int he UK. He was involved in a race towards the end of last year I think and was well poised for a podium finish but he got a puncture. I think he set the fastest rookie record for the track as well.

Or he could hop over to Superbikes?
 

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I think if he goes to Nascar he'll get bored really quick turning left all day long. He should try F1. He's good enough to go against Schumacher, right? 8)
 

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Of course he is! :D

But having had experience in Ascar and saying that he enjoyed it, and there are seats/money for him there.... Why not? There's not much chance of anything in the WRC next year (damn FIA! :evil: )
 
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