Ogier is not unbeatable, but what about Volkswagen?

Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN), Miikka Anttila (FIN) Volkswagen Polo R WRC (2015) WRC Rally Finland 2015
  • Rico

    A VERY good blog input Tom!! :- ))

  • Alex Langheck

    It’s quite simple. If you want to beat VW you have to have more resources than them. So, money, facilities, engineers, drivers, etc
    The VW group can afford to spend more than their rivals, and they win (Porsche, Audi, VW) It’s no coincidence. PSA simply don’t have that money.

    • wrblog

      Should PSA then spend more on drivers and development or should VW be forced to spend less?

      • Rico

        But the have an ( junior) driver program. For the moment it’s Lefebrve, right?.

        If I where point out something more on the Polo vs the rest of the field it’s the suspension. It’s just fantastic ( specially the rear ) on every surface and it seems that the Polo just have supperior grip!

      • Alex Langheck

        Force VW to spend less, and they’ll walk away. They can afford to throw the kitchen sink at their WRC programme. Maybe PSA could afford to spend if they dropped the WTCC programme – until then, they’ll have to pick up the scraps from the VW table.

    • Rico

      And ( for the moment) not the ability to design the car for/favoring one driver?

  • Sebastian

    I think none of the outgoing cars are able to match the VW’s performance; specially the i20 and the Fiesta, however for 2017 everybody will use a brand new car and then we will see if Ogier or VW is unbeatable.

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