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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    It’s true that Bruno struggled in Poland, Czech and Latvia, but he wasn’t that slow on the others. Without the stupid mistake in Cyprus, it would be possible to put more pressure into Kajto and risk a bit more in Italy. Anyway, he did ok considering Kajto superior budget and experience. On Lukyanuk you’re totally right: he’s the fastest man around and deserves to get the title.
    Do you deserve the title when you crash 4 out of your 6 starts? Nothing against Lukyanuk, he is fast and spectacular for sure. But that alone doesn't mean you deserve the title...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    It’s true that Bruno struggled in Poland, Czech and Latvia, but he wasn’t that slow on the others. Without the stupid mistake in Cyprus, it would be possible to put more pressure into Kajto and risk a bit more in Italy. Anyway, he did ok considering Kajto superior budget and experience. On Lukyanuk you’re totally right: he’s the fastest man around and deserves to get the title.
    About Lukyanuk - well he IS fast, he IS spectacular to watch, he has personality, thing that lacks nowadays among rally drivers, but crashes way too much. You can deserve chance or opportunity, but title deserves who has most points in end of season, that's how it works.
    I still secretly hoped that Bruno win title in Latvia. Kajto great, but he has experience, financial backing, semi-works team behind him, and Bruno is like local hero goes international (once again). It's kinda inspiring not only thinking about rally, but about life from some point of view, like David and Goliath...Maybe next year Bruno and Hugo will win, maybe next year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dupanton View Post
    Do you deserve the title when you crash 4 out of your 6 starts? Nothing against Lukyanuk, he is fast and spectacular for sure. But that alone doesn't mean you deserve the title...
    Exactly. People seem to forget that famous racing quotation:

    To finish first, first you have to finish.
    -Juan Manuel Fangio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    He says he'd love to carry on with Opel, but that's not going to happen unless they manage to homologate the Corsa is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    He says he'd love to carry on with Opel, but that's not going to happen unless they manage to homologate the Corsa is it?
    No, that's not going to happen. I think he's just saying that as a another 'thank-you' to Opel for backing him the last two years and saying if they had an R5 he'd stay with them.

    In terms of his options, I wonder if M-Sport would consider backing him with an R5 ERC entry ? They have won the BRC twice now and dont really have anything to prove there. Perhaps they could step into the ERC in 2018, especially with Ingram having the €100k to bring to them ...
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    M-Sport has nothing to prove in ERC either. They won the title with Kajetanowicz 3 times in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dupanton View Post
    Do you deserve the title when you crash 4 out of your 6 starts? Nothing against Lukyanuk, he is fast and spectacular for sure. But that alone doesn't mean you deserve the title...
    Wasn't talking about any specific season, just saying that Lukyanuk name deserves to be on ERC champs roll; once he wasn’t able to get it on the previous years, I hope he’ll managed to do it in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    To finish first, first you have to finish.
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    I prefer this one: “Driving fast on the track does not scare me. What scares me is when I drive on the highway and get passed by some idiot who thinks he is Fangio.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    M-Sport has nothing to prove in ERC either. They won the title with Kajetanowicz 3 times in a row.
    That wasn"t an official M-Sport entry by the British team. Lotos got all the publicity with Kajto's titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    No, that's not going to happen. I think he's just saying that as a another 'thank-you' to Opel for backing him the last two years and saying if they had an R5 he'd stay with them.

    In terms of his options, I wonder if M-Sport would consider backing him with an R5 ERC entry ? They have won the BRC twice now and dont really have anything to prove there. Perhaps they could step into the ERC in 2018, especially with Ingram having the €100k to bring to them ...
    How much is €100K going to get him? Being a young British driver can't be much fun, as there aren't the big money sponsors/ backers out there. Gotta wish him well though.
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