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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Right, Dakar ends on saturday 20th and then Monte shakedown is on wednesday 24th with recce in between. Well, doable, but not probably the best way to prepare for a return to the WRC.
    Probably not, who knows, maybe he'll come to Sweden, Argentina, Corsica & Germany (instead of MC). Something similar to what he did back then in 2013.

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    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...c3-wrc-outings

    Asked if he would be interested in testing again, Loeb told L'Equipe: "Making kilometres and kilometres of testing is not the most exciting, but when there are things to discover and you have not been driving the same car for 15 years then it's nice.

    "I don't see myself doing tests all year, but a day from time-to-time, why not?"

    He added that a gravel test was possible, but not something he had discussed with team principal Yves Matton.

    Loeb, whose last competitive WRC outing was in 2015, said he felt he had lost none of the speed that carried him to 78 world rally wins.

    "When I was driving, I had the feeling that nothing has changed and that I'm still as fast," he said.

    "But my motivation [with the test] was the find the potential of these new cars and I have to admit I did not expect such a difference in the speed in the corners and in the dry."

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    Interesting answer by Yves Matton at Rally Germany:

    Q:
    Your current drivers are all under contract for next season. Are you also looking at other drivers?

    YM:
    It is for sure an interesting time of the year. Everybody is keen to speak with everybody. Craig, Stéphane and Kris are under contract and will be part of the team next year. Andreas is also with us and we are also speaking with other drivers who won an event or nearly won an event before. We are lucky to make a plan in September which is quite free from events, and then I can give it to my CEO and then we will make a decision.
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    And who nearly won first event? Evans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKS View Post
    And who nearly won first event? Evans?
    Suninen ?
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    Evans should already be under contract... Suninen has not "nearly won" anything.

    Tanak is the only free name that I can see. Maybe he means Řstberg but I see that as extremely unlikely.

    Note he says Breen, Lefevbre and Meeke "will be part of the team". Might be unintended but it is in line with saying that not all will drive all events.
    Last edited by mknight; 17th August 2017 at 15:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Note he says Breen, Lefevbre and Meeke "will be part of the team". Might be unintended but it is in line with saying that not all will drive all events.
    If you search a driver to your 3 car team with 3 drivers already signed - it's always means that not 3 will drive all events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    ... Suninen has not "nearly won" anything.
    Why not?

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    Matton already said before that Meeke will drive a full season with Breen and Lefebvre doing a partial season, as if telling everyone that they could use someone. The sentence "Andreas is with us" is interesting because he's supposed to be a free agent after this rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jparker View Post
    Why not?
    Best position in Finland was 2nd +42s behind, a bit optimistic to call that nearly winning. If anything "nearly won" would mean Evans in Argentina, but we were told he has contract at M-Sport.

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