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Has anybody seen anything about the results of the FIA's inquiry regarding the Pug and Citroen waterpumps???
Results were supposed to go final today but I see no mention of it on wrc.com...

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that would mean a podium for petter. crappy way to get one but a podium nonetheless. rally-live.com said the checks were going to be done today. nothing about when the announcement of findings will be.
 

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Edit: From the FIA web site:

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CYPRUS RALLY
20.05.2004

Further to a report received from the FIA Technical Delegate following the 2004 Cyprus Rally, representatives of Marlboro Peugeot Total have been called to a Stewards meeting at the FIA Headquarters in Paris on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 1100 hours.
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Sounds like Peugeot might be in a bit of trouble but Citroen could be in the clear.
 

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Similar blurb from wrc.com ([link:www.wrc.com/News.aspx?PO_ID=3172&flash=True&lang=en_GB|Gronholm wants more from the 307]);

"The team is also waiting on the results of the post-Cyprus Rally analysis of the Peugeot and Citroen cars, which will determine the final result of the event. The 307s of winner Gronholm and fourth-placed team-mate Harri Rovanpera and the Xsaras of second-placed Sebastien Loeb and fourth-placed Carlos Sainz are subject to further examination of the water pumps.

In addition, Peugeot has been called to a meeting of the event stewards at the FIA's Paris headqaurters (sic) on May 26, which could delay the definitive decision on the result of the event until then. This suggests that the Citroens could well have passed the initial technical inspection by the stewards, but that the situation with Peugeot is more complex and requires additional clarification.
 

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yep, citroen ok but pugeot has to have a little chat on wed.
 

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The stewards of the Cyprus Rally have deemed that the water pumps fitted to the works Peugeots of Marcus Gronholm and Harri Rovanpera were illegal, handing victory to Sebastien Loeb and Citroen.

The water pumps on all four works French cars were sealed following the event. Citroen was formally cleared at a stewards? meeting today. Peugeot has been reminded of its right to appeal.

Loeb thereby gains his first ever victory on dirt at World Championship level, 10 days after the event, and regains the World Championship lead. Ford driver Markko Martin climbs to second, Citroen's Carlos Sainz moves to third and Subaru number one Petter Solberg gains fourth.
 

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whoops!
 

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Yeah, bummer too. Looks like the water pump impeller blades on the Pug were made of plastic. The homoligated version is made of metal. The team claims there is no performance advantage with the plastic blades.

Pug said they are not going to appeal.
 

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The team claims there is no performance
>advantage with the plastic blades.
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How many times both here and abroad do we hear this. A rule is a rule, is it not?
 

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>I suspect that is why Pug is not going to appeal the
>decision.

That and the fact that appealing a FIA decision has historically resulted in greater penalties being applied...

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