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  1. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    Aren't we almost there already? Yes car let...

    Aren't we almost there already?

    Yes car let both down quite a few times but...
    Sordo did decent on most gravel rallies, but that means getting 3-5 place, depending on how many of the top retire...
  2. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    Thing is the "national championship speed" is...

    Thing is the "national championship speed" is what a lot of young drivers with money/drives get very quickly. Ex. Latvala, Mikkelsen and... M. Wilson.

    The big step is going from that to top 6 WRC...
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    I like Hanninen as a person. But results-wise...

    I like Hanninen as a person.

    But results-wise his problem always was that he crashes under pressure, this season didn't prove much otherwise. Yes this was his first full season in WRC but in IRC...
  4. Thread: WRC Testing

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    Nothing against Tanak.... but Evans very nearly...

    Nothing against Tanak.... but Evans very nearly won in Argentina while being way off pace anywhere except Finland.

    That's the problem with different tires.
    They can be a big disadvantage on most...
  5. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    This was totally expected. There was some hope...

    This was totally expected. There was some hope for Sordo in Australia if
    - manu/driver championships were close
    - he did well in Spain

    None of these two happened.
  6. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    Well it's just a rumor Simmi just wrote (haven't...

    Well it's just a rumor Simmi just wrote (haven't seen it else myself).

    But if he didn't show up for recce on purpose it's stupid no matter which team he is going to drive for.

    Doing recce means...
  7. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    That sounds really strange to me tbh.. - Can't...

    That sounds really strange to me tbh..

    - Can't see Malcolm paying Sordo anything (since he refuses to pay just about anyone).
    - Can't see Sordo driving for free/no money either now towards the...
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    It's also hard to compare passes between...

    It's also hard to compare passes between different cars due to slightly different camera placement.
    But I agree that especially Tanak was as much in as Sordo/Mikkelsen (and the damaged wheel...
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    Yeah and this is how Tanak's wheel looked like...

    Yeah and this is how Tanak's wheel looked like from that...

    but still it was on the car.. not trailing on the side like Hyundais, sure they could have been a few cms more to the side, or (more...
  10. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    Best/Strongest team by results right now is...

    Best/Strongest team by results right now is clearly M-Sport.... even without the "continue" part.
  11. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    If Ogier goes to Hyundai and Tanak to Toyota we...

    If Ogier goes to Hyundai and Tanak to Toyota we will have a 2 team championship... that's not good at all.
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    For me this is another advantage. I can follow on...

    For me this is another advantage. I can follow on PC for 2 hours then go (out) and do something else for a few hours I instead of 30 min breaks between all the time.
  13. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    a) If "the most" for the car is 5-6th place in...

    a) If "the most" for the car is 5-6th place in every event it doesn't matter much that the driver can achieve it in. Just after Finland people were writing Ogier off and Neuville was actually...
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    Plenty of onboards on WRC+ (promo code is in the...

    Plenty of onboards on WRC+ (promo code is in the other thread), Tanak vs Sordo comparison was even in the daily highlights.

    Even though it looks similar there can off course also be differences...
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    Didn't quite notice Colin getting reliable in his...

    Didn't quite notice Colin getting reliable in his later years...
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    Yeah I do wonder why ESTR has to go deep into the...

    Yeah I do wonder why ESTR has to go deep into the cuts ;)

    Watch a few onboards from spain, everyone took cuts, specially in the one that cost Sordo and Mikkelsen their wheels. Every single one of...
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    Precisely. 1/2 or more of that are due to road...

    Precisely. 1/2 or more of that are due to road cleaning on gravel rallies.
  18. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    a) you assume that all 3 cars are capable of...

    a) you assume that all 3 cars are capable of winning on any given day.. that is never really the case. Citroen and Hyundai for example were clearly incapable of winning in Finland. Toyota was clearly...
  19. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    Think you are a bit blinded by the recent 2 good...

    Think you are a bit blinded by the recent 2 good rallies. It certainly wasn't looking anywhere that good after weak performances in Sardinia and Poland and off in Finland. If he does not have...
  20. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    Ogier wasn't exactly dominant this year,...

    Ogier wasn't exactly dominant this year, especially not in the mid-season with 5th place on Sardinia, 3rd place gifted in Poland after many retirements and 0 points from Finland.. going into Germany...
  21. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    lol @ Toyota If M-Sport does not have money to...

    lol @ Toyota

    If M-Sport does not have money to keep developing the car Ogier's chances would diminish fast imo. Malcolm said it multiple times how they can't afford this next year without extra...
  22. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    When was getting Ogier instead of Mikkelsen an...

    When was getting Ogier instead of Mikkelsen an option?
    After Germany Mikkelsen was available and wanted to drive next rallies. Citroen let him go and Hyundai took him. While he certainly wanted a...
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    Congratulations to Meeke and Citroen. Specially...

    Congratulations to Meeke and Citroen. Specially important for the future of the team.

    First incident-free rally of the season for him. Sure some might say there is no pressure on him now (without...
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    In the TV coverage we have now lost "the man from...

    In the TV coverage we have now lost "the man from Dungannon" comment on every TV stage....

    sadly since Finland this got replaced by saying how Hanninen beat Neuville, Meeke and Mikkelsen in IRC...
  25. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    Same, Ogier to Citroen and Tanak at Msport will...

    Same, Ogier to Citroen and Tanak at Msport will make for seemingly balanced teams. Any of the other combinations will leave 1 team too weak which is not good.
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