Just when you thought the WRC was getting back on their feet with Toyota, Hyundai, and VW taking steps on returning, Ford and Mini pull out. This only continues to raise questions on the WRC long term viability and manufacturer commitment. I just don't see smaller companies like Subaru committing to the WRC. I still see the WRX and STI being developed but for the smaller tier rallies (IRC, RallyAmerica, Rallycross, etc.) and privateers and only provide factory support and contingency.