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I was looking at the results for the Monte Carlo rally race and they said that Tommi Makinen had won for Subaru. He's been a long time Evo driver and I was wondering if anyone knows why he switched. Did he realize that Subaru makes a better car?
 

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When you look at professional drivers theres alot that come into play. IE politics, money, sponsors. I havnt heard anything about it. Maybe a rally news site might cover it.

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My two cents.

I saw most of the 2001 WRC events as they played out on the tube. During one of the breaks the commentator asked Tommi some thing about his future with Mitsubishi. I remember Tommi saying something along the lines of if he stayed or left it would be because of his own motivations. What that meant, who knows? I do remember this was after he started driving the new Lancer WRC. He was having all kinds of problems with it. Now he's driving for Subaru and kicking butt.
 

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I think it's all about money. If I were a rally driver I would drive for the team that I could make the most money out of. It's as simple as that.
(Then I'd use the money to BUY the cars that I love to drive.) :smile:
 
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