Actually, each Subaru car last year dropped two events, except for McGeer who dropped more I beleive.
If it were down to me I'd look at dropping Perce Neige and Australia, the second trip down under - unless the points were needed
I' ve registered with the full intention of doing it ! besides if you bail out you are slapped with FIA sanctions which may include suspension :-(
We dont have details completely sorted, but hopefully I will have something to publish in a few days. I am working hard with everyone involved to ensure that we can have a programme for 2003 that makes sense all the way around, from the canadian, north american, and world perspective.
Funding and sponsorship is a key issue, and we need to work with the North American media to ensure that we can provide adequate coverage for the investment that is required. That is the major issue for us North Americans. Additionally I am working to make sure that we fully leverage this overseas participation back here in Canada and North America. Again, this requires resources and commitment but the bottom line is that we have to do it, if we dont no one else will !
I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but the 2003 entry list is pretty 'hot' in Group N, so for sure it will be an uphill battle but to just get a chance to duke it out will be a good first step.
I thought that would be important to get you familiarize with some of Pat rivals if you are going to ?trace? Pat results in the future. I am living in Canada but is interested what is happening to rally in Poland.
So, as you don?t see Komorowski on the WRC list, here are some other Polish drivers to look out.
He is the legend in Poland and...almost made to Calgary. Nice guy and big past talent. Still capable show his teeth. www.holek.pl
1 second behind Higgins in this year Cherokee. Belgium citizen Erwin Mombaerts as co-driver. "Hot head" but big rally heart. Nice girlfriend and... third in Europe this year. www.kuzi.jaw.pl
Lucky guy. Reach daddy. Show his talent in this year WRC. Seriously consider by Ford for driver seat in WRC 2003. Hunday give him a chance twice in WRC 2002. www.kuchar.net
Looks like Pat will be co-driven by none other than Martin Headland! http://www.swerally.com/swe/anmalningar.htm
Pat, can you give us any details on the car (whos is it) etc? On the entry list it says Subaru Rally Team Canada, are they being of any assistance?