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    Quote Originally Posted by Prisoner Monkeys
    I don't know ... I think Citroen will be eager to prove that they can win without Loeb, even if they don't say it outright.

    Perhaps, if it comes down to it, they will tell Loeb that if he wins in France, then he wins in France. They won't attempt to stop him for the sake of Hirvonen's title bid, but nor will they give orders to Hirvonen.
    What is this 'Hirvonen's title bid' of which you speak? A new Finnish book to rival '50 Shades' perhaps or some other work of fiction?
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    It's a fictional movie script that shall never be filmed.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintexmemory
    What is this 'Hirvonen's title bid' of which you speak?
    Realistically, who else is going to win it?

    Loeb is only doing four events. Ostberg and Neuville have the raw pace, but need work on their racecraft. Novikov is Novikov and is probably going to park it in the barriers sooner rather than later. Hanninen is only doing a limited campaign. Ogier and Latvala might have the works Polos at their disposal, but the team isn't expecting to fight for wins, much less the titles. And while Sordo is good, he can't hold a candle to the likes of Hirvonen.

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    "And while Sordo is good, he can't hold a candle to the likes of Hirvonen."

    Wouldn't quite be so emphatic on that point if I were you.

    And I wouldn't discount VW, they may not be title winning material yet but they can certainly influence the outcome.

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    As my erudite Irish friend has indicated it doesn't do to compare Sordo as dutiful No2 to Seb with Sordo 2013 edition 'If I don't win a rally this year I'm giving up'.
    I don't see a lot of difference between them so far on the Monte and in a well-sorted car they are both behind Ogier with JML catching them. The doubt was, would VW hit the ground running - early days but stage wins would indicate they have.
    Throw a consistent Ostberg and an improving Novikov into the mix and I'd say we have a completely open championship with wins having to be earned not inherited. Mikko is going to have to push more often than previously on his favoured events - and then there's tarmac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.F.F.
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    I can see Loeb doing the whole championship this year only if he thinks he can win it mind. I think he's using Monte Carlo and Sweden to see if the can compete against Volkswagen and seb 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilsit
    I can see Loeb doing the whole championship this year only if he thinks he can win it mind. I think he's using Monte Carlo and Sweden to see if the can compete against Volkswagen and seb 2.0
    I don't think so. Conclusions made on the results of Monte and Sweden are rubbish anyway, there are no further snow rallies to come
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    I think the fight within Citröen is going to be a killer this season. Hopefully there won't be any team orders until the end f the season if those are needed. Hirvonen and Sordo have their strong and their weak points, let's see who raises to the top.
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    Re: Citroen WRT

    Contratule to Meeke and Ostberg with new job.
    2014 will be fun, with no french and no finn!

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