Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

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Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby CrazyChick » Mon 15 Dec, 2008 1:10 pm

By Pablo Elizalde Monday, December 15th 2008

Suzuki has decided to pull out of the World Rally Championship with immediate effect due to the world's financial crisis.

"In responding to the contraction of the automotive sales caused by recent global economic turmoil, Suzuki has been promptly taking possible countermeasures including the reassessment of its global production output," said the Japanese car maker in a statement.

"The company, however, foresees the shrinking trend in longer periods of time rather than a short-term phenomenon.

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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby John » Mon 15 Dec, 2008 1:27 pm

news to me.... didn't even know they where in it... :?
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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby Kop Alonso » Mon 15 Dec, 2008 1:53 pm

I stopped taking an interest in them after they dropped Guy Wilks .....good riddance..!

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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby AlesiFan » Mon 15 Dec, 2008 3:47 pm

John wrote:news to me.... didn't even know they where in it... :?


Ditto.Not sure that was money well spent. >?:PLO
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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby AlesiFan » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 1:23 pm

Heard on the radio Subaru were pulling out now too which is surely more serious? :shock:
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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby Kop Alonso » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 1:30 pm

Confirmed on autosport with immediate effect ...!

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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby AlesiFan » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 1:37 pm

Well it means DR will have more time on his hands now......
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I hadn't realised it was that long since they won a race.Shows how much rallying I have seen recently...

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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby RedPoole » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 3:27 pm

Yep, not much competition for Citroen next year, Loeb for a 6th title?
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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby Kop Alonso » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 9:11 pm

I find the Subaru withdrawl quite dreadfull news ......

I cannot think of another car manufacturer than has changed peoples perception of their products by active competition as much as Subaru has, both Richard Burns & Colin Mcrae won British open title's & World Championships in Legacys & Impreza's respecitively ....

Also I think they were a very well supported Rally team which is rather odd when most fans support a driver.....

I really feel the departure of Subaru & to a lesser extent Suzuki is the final nail in the coffin for the WRC....

Also where does Petter Solberg go now ...a man of his talent cannot sit on the sidelines for long

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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby vikki » Thu 18 Dec, 2008 11:33 pm

was reading dieter rencken's piece over at autosport earlier and he feels the wrc hasn't helped itself with the calendar.

no rally in europe's largest car market (germany), no rally in france, no rally in japan......
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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby Kop Alonso » Thu 18 Dec, 2008 11:34 pm

no rally in England ......

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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby Pepper » Mon 22 Dec, 2008 10:27 am

How will this affect Prodrive?


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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

Postby vikki » Mon 22 Dec, 2008 11:00 am

Pepper wrote:How will this affect Prodrive?


more chance of dave taking over honda imo.
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