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Old 24 Sep 2016, 14:09 (Ref:3674729)   #31
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Great news. The championship could do with a new manufacturer, though, even if I expect the ex-works CitroŽns to be as quick as any factory entries.
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Old 24 Sep 2016, 19:12 (Ref:3674789)   #32
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Great news. The championship could do with a new manufacturer, though, even if I expect the ex-works CitroŽns to be as quick as any factory entries.


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Old 24 Sep 2016, 19:19 (Ref:3674791)   #33
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It was expected but still great to see Honda commit for one more year. Strange they haven't announced their drivers yet.

I would also like to see a new manufacturer. Ribeiro said something at the beginning of the year that a new manufacturer is developing a car but it was awfuly quiet and seems that it won't happen.

As for Citroens in 2017, it really depends on who will drive - if they will be driven by people like Demoustier - no chance to fight for the title. Although it will probably still going to be the best car out there.
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Old 24 Sep 2016, 19:58 (Ref:3674796)   #34
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With a good driver and less ballast during the season, Citroen could win another title despite a non-factory entry. But the fact is that if this happens, for the WTCC would be very very bad.
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Old 24 Sep 2016, 20:37 (Ref:3674806)   #35
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It's happened before, so it wouldn't be that bad.
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Old 24 Sep 2016, 21:16 (Ref:3674810)   #36
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Coronel fighting for the championship in a privateer Citroen wouldn't be bad at all
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Old 24 Sep 2016, 21:20 (Ref:3674813)   #37
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No he'd no longer just be a people's champion if he pulled it off
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Old 24 Sep 2016, 22:03 (Ref:3674820)   #38
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It's happened before, so it wouldn't be that bad.
I think it would be a bit ridiculous if a privateer Citroen beat factory Hondas, Volvos and Ladas. Why does a manufacturer have to spend money for the WTCC if a non-factory Citroen is still faster?
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Old 25 Sep 2016, 12:19 (Ref:3674916)   #39
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If a manufacturer gets beaten by a privateer he's doing something wrong, its that simple.
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Old 25 Sep 2016, 19:48 (Ref:3675120)   #40
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I think it would be a bit ridiculous if a privateer Citroen beat factory Hondas, Volvos and Ladas. Why does a manufacturer have to spend money for the WTCC if a non-factory Citroen is still faster?
The Citroen still continues too develop their cars, and the SLR is not just a private team, it is very close to the PSA (like Ten Kate to the Honda or the ABT to the Audi).
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Why only one year? Very unusual for a manufacturer to confirm they are continuing just for one year after their current 3 year contract finishes this year?
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Old 26 Sep 2016, 15:54 (Ref:3675293)   #42
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Why only one year? Very unusual for a manufacturer to confirm they are continuing just for one year after their current 3 year contract finishes this year?
Possibly because the new Civic will be sold from early next year. They won't want to continue with the current car beyond next season, so there'll have to be another big investment for 2018 if they want to stay. That decision probably depends on the performance of JAS next year and the competition for the future.
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Why only one year? Very unusual for a manufacturer to confirm they are continuing just for one year after their current 3 year contract finishes this year?
The answer is simple - Honda renews contract on yearly basis. They haven't signed any 3-year contracts before. So no surprise

Agree that it's probably the last season for the current Civic, so there are questions whether Honda continues on 2018 and beyond. I hope they will, and they bring a car with another shape
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Old 9 Oct 2016, 21:05 (Ref:3678743)   #45
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http://www.ceskeokruhy.cz/z-fia-etcc...eske-publikum/

Recent rumours about ETCC 2017 also indeicate that Hungaroring, Slovakia Ring, Nurburgring and Vila Real should stay on WTCC 2017 calendar as well. (BTW, ETCC is about to be renamed into the European Touring Car Championship).

I wonder what is going to happen to France and Paul Ricard now with Citroen leaving.
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