ex-Alfa addict (with
a broken shoulder)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Alright, now it gets confusing. Fact is, Prodrive have been ditched as official Mini WRT. The job landed at Motorsport Italia which runs two cars for Portugese privateer Armindo Araujo and Brazilian privateer Paulo Nobre. Nobre and Araujo are as of now the official Mini factory drivers. AFAIK Prodrive is not yet out of the WRC, they are responsible for running the customer cars, which now for Sweden include Dani Sordo, Patrik Sandell (who charters a Mini for his Rally Team Sweden) and touringcar driver Richard Göransson.
Which means at this point, Sordo on his own has more points in the WRC than the 'new' Mini factory team. I really hope Kay Segler (new chef at the German end of Mini) has a long term plan in mind.
And still no solution in the Tv coverage soap. Solutions must be found on tuesday, or else I'm afraid not even Motors will cover anything.