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Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2008 1:10 pm
by CrazyChick
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.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72482
Autosport

Global Economic crisis claims another victim...

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2008 1:27 pm
by John
news to me.... didn't even know they where in it... :?

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2008 1:53 pm
by Kop Alonso
I stopped taking an interest in them after they dropped Guy Wilks .....good riddance..!

:roll:

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2008 3:47 pm
by AlesiFan
John wrote:news to me.... didn't even know they where in it... :?


Ditto.Not sure that was money well spent. >?:PLO

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 1:23 pm
by AlesiFan
Heard on the radio Subaru were pulling out now too which is surely more serious? :shock:

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 1:30 pm
by Kop Alonso
Confirmed on autosport with immediate effect ...!

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 1:37 pm
by AlesiFan
Well it means DR will have more time on his hands now......
>?:PLO
I hadn't realised it was that long since they won a race.Shows how much rallying I have seen recently...

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72492

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 3:27 pm
by RedPoole
Yep, not much competition for Citroen next year, Loeb for a 6th title?

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 9:11 pm
by Kop Alonso
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

>>>>>:L


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Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 11:33 pm
by vikki
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......

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 11:34 pm
by Kop Alonso
no rally in England ......

:?

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec, 2008 10:27 am
by Pepper
How will this affect Prodrive?

Re: Suzuki pulls out of the WRC

PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec, 2008 11:00 am
by vikki
Pepper wrote:How will this affect Prodrive?


more chance of dave taking over honda imo.
:D