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    I still think some sort of a drive with a Fiesta is most likely... maybe with Prokop/ Ostberg team or Dmack.

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    Colin Clark on Mikkelsen:

    'Perhaps the more likely route back for Mikkelsen is the possibility that in today’s ultra competitive WRC, where the cars seem so evenly matched, he could replace an underperforming driver.

    If this is the case then there is one driver who Mikkelsen will have firmly in his sights - the eminently likeable but obviously underperforming Juho Hanninen. It’s astonishing to think that the opening stage on Saturday was Juho’s first complete stage driven competitively in a World Rally Car on tarmac. Juho might come good, but that could be too late for him, and perhaps more importantly, too late for Jari-Matti Latvala.

    If JML is to seriously challenge Ogier for this year’s crown then he needs a reliable wing man. Theres also the question of development. Toyota will rapidly fall behind the opposition if they continue to rely on the competitive feedback from one car. It’s a pretty compelling case for Mikkelsen to Toyota. But for that to happen Mr Makinen will perhaps have to admit he was wrong about Juho. And that seems unlikely...'
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    I still believe Citroen this year only. And Toyota 2018.
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    On the live-emission of the powerstage in Corsica (on RTBF), Yves Matton has said that Mikkelsen will be testing a new generation WRC car before the end of June. He also said that he would be surprised to not see him competing in a new WRC car before the end of the year. Sure he will be replacing either Hänninen or Lefebvre.

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    Ha ha... no-one predicted Hyundai !

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    Oh come on Yves, don't let this one go.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodge33cymru View Post
    Oh come on Yves, don't let this one go.....

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    He'll probably have Ogier, Meeke and Breen for next season, or feels he has a good chance of getting Seb. Otherwise Andreas would be in the car now instead of Lefebvre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Ha ha... no-one predicted Hyundai !
    Not quite. Published two days ago:
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    Andreas Mikkelsen is among the drivers who deserve the place in a WRC car. The Norwegian´s first option and wish is to join Hyundai. A logical choice as his best friend, another Monaco resident Thierry Neuville has shown that the Korean manufacturer has the best car at the moment. And for Hyundai it is a win-win situation too as Mikkelsen would be that fraction better in the fight for manufacturers championship than the current "Neuville supporters".
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    If the Hyundai rumour happens, maybe Sordo could make way... he's not getting any younger. Paying up his contract could be a price worth paying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    If the Hyundai rumour happens, maybe Sordo could make way... he's not getting any younger. Paying up his contract could be a price worth paying.
    Its car #4. No doubt they will have the best line up next year.

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