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    Citroen stated they targeted bringing in Ogier for 2018 (and so let Mikkelesen go to Hyundai). So they didn't think he wasn't fast any more, or soon looking to retire ...

    Plus Ogier had the car advantage at VW, hence why he was fastest so often then. His 2017 Season and team was a whole new ball-game.

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    if he retires he knows its the right time.
    if he goes with ford, he will not be 2018 champ.
    simple

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    I heard a rumour (and you may choose to either believe or not) that the main reason behind Ogier not going to Citroen was related to Khalid Al Qassimi not wanting him in the team, because of personal reasons.

    This is related to that other rumour that appeared a few weeks ago about two "separate" teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-driven View Post
    I heard a rumour (and you may choose to either believe or not) that the main reason behind Ogier not going to Citroen was related to Khalid Al Qassimi not wanting him in the team, because of personal reasons. This is related to that other rumour that appeared a few weeks ago about two "separate" teams.
    The rumour that came out didn’t mentioned personal reasons; it was about a clash between Abu Dhabi and Red Bull. Al Qassimi family is one of the Emirates rulling families and apparently there’s a Red Bull ban in the UAE. That clash is also the reason why Khalid is entering next Dakar on a separate team (PH Sport) from Peugeot, although he’s in fact using a works 3008.

    Probably we’ll never know what really happened in Ogier talks with WRC teams; Makinen, Nandan and Matton gave their own versions, but they sounds they’re not telling all.

    Anyway, what really matters now is to see Ogier’s deal with MSport and Ford 100% confirmed. If so, maybe next year, by this time, Mr. Wilson will be thrilled with another title, while rival team managers will feel sorry for not having hired the 6 times champ!
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    I rather see Loeb doing some rally s thats always nice to watch to see that man drive!

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