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Old 17 Nov 2022, 16:52 (Ref:4134050)   #1
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2023 Rallying

So with the 2022 WRC season complete it's time for a 2023 thread!

News from M-Sport that Breen is leaving the team so won't be part of the 2023 lineup. Does that increase the chances of Tanak joining M-Sport? Possibly Solberg?

With Breen available do Hyundai sign him up?

When will the 2023 calendar be finalised?

Lots of questions for 2023 with not many answers at the moment - seems like a big shakeup of drivers across the board.
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The Breen question has been answered pretty quickly - he's back to Hyundai splitting a drive with Dani Sordo. Lappi also signed for a full season with Hyundai.
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Still no official confirmation of the WRC calendar....

Most of the other major series have managed to, but not the WRC. The WRC Promoter really is hopeless....can they get anything right?

I'm not sure the sport is massively better off than when they first took over; they've been a real disappointment.
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Still no official confirmation of the WRC calendar....

Most of the other major series have managed to, but not the WRC. The WRC Promoter really is hopeless....can they get anything right?

I'm not sure the sport is massively better off than when they first took over; they've been a real disappointment.
Agreed, they've not really achieved anything of note, the calendar is the latest shambles.
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WRC & ERC calendars released; no real surprises, though an interesting new event, the Central European Rally, taking in stages from Germany, Austria & Czech Rep....


https://www.wrc.com/en/news/2022/wrc/wrc-powers-in...

https://www.fiaerc.com/erc/news/erc/2022/new-chall...


A few countries even get both WRC & ERC rounds.....

And a puff piece on why the calendar was late:

https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/why-w...endar-so-late/
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...an interesting new event, the Central European Rally, taking in stages from Germany, Austria & Czech Rep....
It's gonna be interesting to see how that works in practice. I hope Rally Germany comes back in the future. It's one I wanted to see but never got round to it.
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https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/wrcs-...unch-mid-2023/

A 24 hour, 7 days a week channel to be launched, featuring WRC, ERC & WorldRX.....
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Ott Tänak is confirmed to drive for M-Sport.

Gus Greensmith, Pierre-Louis Loubet and Oliver Solberg are in discussions to drive a Ford Puma, no mention of whether M-Sport or a privateer team.

https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...2023/10408831/
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