Pre Season testing for the V8 folks. I have no idea how to predict this season. All new cars (even though they look similar to last years), 2 new manufacturers (in Nissan and Mercedes), and new teams and sponsors. I’d say its hard to bet against the yardstick in Triple 8 Race Engineering, now with Redbull branding. Ford will again be right up there with Holden, you can count on that. Nissan and Mercedes are a crap shoot. I do beleive with the additionlal testing Nissan will have the upper hand. Can’t wait for the season to start.
After a few seasons in privateer teams, Petter “Hollywood” Solberg is finally back with a works drive. He’ll join Latvala at the Ford squad. I’m gonna go out on a limp and say he’ll break Loeb’s 8 year championship dominance. Or at least I hope he does. Next year will see Ford, Citroen, Mini and VW with Loeb, Hirvonen, Ogier, Solberg and Latvala (hesitant to put Sordo and Meeke in that group). We might be heading back to the WRC of old with multiple cars and drivers having the chance to complete. Raikonnen back to F1, Toyota and Porsche back to Le Mans, VW to WRC, BMW to DTM (and possibly V8 Supercars). Hopefully Indycar dies and comes back as CART? Whatever the case a few years from now the motorsports calendar will be really stellar.