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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    That's nothing more than wishing Toyota bad luck...
    wrong! i belive that the factor DRIVER is so much more important than the factor MACHINE

    Mikkelsen is a first class driver (the only one who beat ogier with equal conditions in equal car) in a second class car.....on the other hand we have second class drivers such as Lappi, Suninen, Breen and Lefebvre in first class car...skoda R5 is the best car in its class, it is fast an reliable AND especially in Monte and at gravel rallyes Mikkelsen may have an advantage in starting position...nobody knows how fast the toyotas will be, but it is sure they are not as reliable as the Skoda, so....everything is possible and my fingers are crossed for Andreas Mikkelsen...i wish nobody bad luck!
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    Nah, the R5 shall be nowhere near 2017 WRC performance and Latvala or Häninen aren't drivers like Al Quassimi.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRC1 View Post
    on the other hand we have second class drivers such as Lappi, Suninen
    How do You know that. They have not driven wrc in competition before.
    "With that car, your brain can actually never keep up"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    Andrea Crugnola

    Glad to announce that Michele and I will be at the starting line of 5 races of WRC2 with a Ford Fiesta R5 by D-Max Racing!
    -rally Montecarlo
    -tour de corse
    -Portugal
    -Rajd Polski
    -rally Finland

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=960719014060605
    This is interesting because regulations clearly say that you have to drive in Portugal, Germany and Wales to score points in the WRC-2 and WRC-3 championships... Completely stupid regulation I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Do we? Before VW pulled away it wasn't sure at all.
    He tested for monte didn't he?

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    Tempestini will make this season Wrc2 with Citroen because he won last year the Wrc3 trophy. He try to find budget for another 2 european races.Also he will compete in the Roumania championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanvv View Post
    How do You know that. They have not driven wrc in competition before.
    you consider them as something more than a second class drivers this moment?
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    bring back acropolis rally to wrc calendar

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    Skoda were thought likely to run with Tidemand, Kopecky and Veiby next year so if Mikkelsen joins Skoda then I suppose it will be at the expense of Veiby (another Even driver)

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    i don't think he will drive r5 car for the whole year,or at least i hope.
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    bring back acropolis rally to wrc calendar

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Skoda were thought likely to run with Tidemand, Kopecky and Veiby next year so if Mikkelsen joins Skoda then I suppose it will be at the expense of Veiby (another Even driver)
    EVEN really have their claws deep into Skoda I guess. Shame for Veiby but hopefully he can still get some outings this year.

    IF Mikkelsen does register for the full championship then I really can't see him not winning. Big question for me next year is Suninen and what he does...
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