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    Mads Ostberg

    It's a shame that Mads isn't able to go faster than what he is currently showing.

    It seems to me that he has the gift of driving, and the adequate balls, not even mentionning the experience...and car.
    I have a feeling that his pace notes are not precise enough. I am just looking at his driving and cannot understand his norwegian notes so not sure...but that's what it looks like to my eye anyway.

    I mean by that:

    1. the excessive sideways driving
    2. the lack of commitment on specific fast entry corners into dead slow ones (when it's blind only).

    In my view these are signs of a good driver who is unsure about EXACTLY what the upcoming corners are like and/or the distances between them (exact racing lines and braking points).

    Maybe a bit of coaching would do him good.

    That's my two cents.

    Any ideas?
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    I agree, i think its a confidence thing which is a result of notes. Maybe a change in system isquired? Kris is showing the car still has the pace so I think Mads just needs to get the confidence back.

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    In a previous era, without pace-notes, driving sideways was the safest way to get around corners – not knowing how much a corner tightened.
    Now with pace-notes, and stages repeated year on year – this shouldn’t happen. As already said; maybe Mads needs to rethink his pacenote system?
    And whilst sideways looks spectacular – it’s not the quickest way; circuit style driving seems to be the most efficient way to drive these cars.
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    Probably he reached his limit and it is not good enough... no progress for some time now.

    how many times have we seen a mediocre fast driver to change his notes or co driver and become a contender ?? i do not recall any case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    In a previous era, without pace-notes, driving sideways was the safest way to get around corners – not knowing how much a corner tightened.
    Now with pace-notes, and stages repeated year on year – this shouldn’t happen. As already said; maybe Mads needs to rethink his pacenote system?
    And whilst sideways looks spectacular – it’s not the quickest way; circuit style driving seems to be the most efficient way to drive these cars.
    Which, in turn, is extremely boring to watch, unless one is impressed by the sight of a car cornering as if on rails. And to think people wonder why the sport is dying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDunnell View Post
    Which, in turn, is extremely boring to watch, unless one is impressed by the sight of a car cornering as if on rails. And to think people wonder why the sport is dying...
    there is always drift championships and ghymkhana for people like you where you can see real drivers going sideways all the time.... not need to bother with rallying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDunnell View Post
    Which, in turn, is extremely boring to watch, unless one is impressed by the sight of a car cornering as if on rails. And to think people wonder why the sport is dying...
    It's not boring for everybody, sideways look like somewhat struggling to me, it's not very entertentaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.O.T View Post
    Probably he reached his limit and it is not good enough... no progress for some time now.

    how many times have we seen a mediocre fast driver to change his notes or co driver and become a contender ?? i do not recall any case.
    Not that he is a contender in WRC. But Maurin improved a lot since he drives with Klinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mousti View Post
    Not that he is a contender in WRC. But Maurin improved a lot since he drives with Klinger.

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    Big time improvement since Klinger joined him. Sure, he'll never set the world on fire but he's middle league now compared to previous seasons when he was near the bottom of the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDunnell View Post
    Which, in turn, is extremely boring to watch, unless one is impressed by the sight of a car cornering as if on rails. And to think people wonder why the sport is dying...
    But what is the solution? You can't un-invent technology. Do we give them more power and make them RWD? Encourage event organisers to stop using the same stages year on year? I won't even suggest getting rid of pace-notes....that's not going to happen.
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