WRC 2020

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by autohabit, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    It's not often that teams have a complete new set of drivers for the start of a new season, but Toyota have announced their line up for 2020, and it is just that!

    Elfyn Evans, Sebastien Ogier and Kalle Rovanperä pose with team boss Tommi Makinen, a very strong line up, will be interesting to see how Rovanperä (who only turned 19 last month) will perform, he could be a real surprise, he may also wreck a lot of cars!!

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  2. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    The teams have been pre season testing in the French Alaps in preparation for the Monte Carlo Rally.

    Rovanperä got his first taste of working with a full fat WRC team

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    Ogier

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    Evans

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  3. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    M-Sport were also testing, Gus Greensmith at the wheel, he will be joined by the two other M-Sport drivers for 2020, Teemu Suninen and Citroen refugee Esapekka Lappi


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  4. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Tanak's new wheels

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  5. autohabit

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  6. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    First full day of the Monte Carlo Rally today. Tanak's rally came to a very high speed end, the crew were lucky to walk away from this one!

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  7. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    When you have to use dry weather tyres, but you hit that small part of the stage where there is ice! Gus Greensmith came off worst, his theory of 'Keep your foot in' failed!

     
  8. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    A few pics from the Monte

    The class of 2020

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    M-Sport's new recruit Lappi

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    Tanak's huge crash




    Kalle Rovanperä must be the youngest driver in history to gain a ful WRC seat in a factory car, he is still only 19

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    Neuville

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    Evans led for much of the rally (No British driver has won the Monte since Vic Elford in 1968)

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    Ogier almost made it 7 Monte wins in a row

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    A miserable rally for Loeb, he will be replaced by Craig Breen for Sweden

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    Neuville was liteRally flying!

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    A flawless rally from Neuville

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    The first non French winner of the Monte Carlo Rally for many years, Neuville received the trophy from Prince Albert (Ogier doesn't like finishing second!)

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    Final result:

    1 Thierry Neuville Hyunda 3h10m57.6s
    2 Sebastien Ogier Toyota +12.6s
    3 Elfyn Evans Toyota +14.3s
    4 Esapekka Lappi M-Sport Ford +3m09.0s
    5 Kalle Rovanpera Toyota +4m17.2s
    6 Sebastien Loeb Hyundai +5m04.7s
    7 Takamoto Katsuta Toyota +11m27.9s
    8 Teemu Suninen M-Sport Ford +13m30.4s
    9 Eric Camilli Citroen +13m42.2s (WRC3 winner)
    10 Mads Ostberg PH Sport Citroen +14m21.8s (WRC2 winner)