Wild guess but maybe because they want to pursue a competitive career in Touring Car Racing with The Major behind the wheel thus providing more exposure to those who watch Speed which doesn't have a US Rally coverage anymore.
I would never leave without an explanation and an official release. As noted above, the explanation is well documented on this forum.
As for our future plans I know for a fact that Andy would never let me behind the wheel of anything he builds so you can immediately discount any theory that has me as the driver. Nice wild guess.. You should know never to believe everything your driver tells you!
I am yet to receive an offer to codrive for 2004, strange very strange. Maybe someone has an evil plan to strap me back in a codriver's seat. Please send me an email ([email protected]) and let me know who I'm supposed to be expecting a call from, now I'm curious.
So please don't keep us guessing and, if you can, if it's not confidential, tell us a bit about the Touring Car Program.
Thanks for the kind words. Actually my commitment is up at the end of this year. Since I didn't receive any high dollar offers to run Ferrari or anything like that it looks like I will sign up for another tour which will take me to retirement.
I would like to stay involved in rally in some way even if the AFR team isn't involved. Maybe I will find something that fits me. Regardless, I will always be a fan.
We are planning some announcements for the near future so stay tuned and you will find out what you want to know.
>It's not fair, I'm working here and you guys are drinking ?
>Get back to work and don't get yourselves in trouble, I may
>not be able to rescue you from the Bobbies. Try to find me
>the Swedish....... never mind. Have fun boys.
Ahhh, but they are working! I expect they'll be coming back with all kinds of rally car goodies.