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    LAURENT FREGOSI, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: "Back from the Tour de Corse, we analyzed Kris Meeke's car to identify the cause of his abandonment. It was a connection of the lubrication circuit that broke, so it is not an internal problem to the engine. We have of course studied an alternative solution that was validated during our recent test session. During these five days of testing, we focused on suspensions, which condition much of the performance and confidence of pilots on the ground. Argentina is a difficult terrain, with a loose soil that degrades between the two passages to bring out large stones. Combined with the speeds achieved, the shocks imposed on the chassis and the rolling trains impose severe stresses. "
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    KRIS MEEKE: "I have only good memories in Argentina: a third place in my first participation and my first world victory two years ago! Moreover, this rally is very special at the level of the atmosphere and the infatuation - not to say madness - of the public. As soon as we set foot on Argentinian soil, we feel that people love the sport. Even though I did not take part in the event last year, I have every reason to be confident. Between my victory in Mexico, my start of Tour de Corse and the work done this week in testing, I feel good before this rally. However, I remain aware of the difficulties of this trial, which always brings its share of uncertainty. »

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    LAURENT FREGOSI, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: "Back from the Tour de Corse, we analyzed Kris Meeke's car to identify the cause of his abandonment. It was a connection of the lubrication circuit that broke, so it is not an internal problem to the engine. We have of course studied an alternative solution that was validated during our recent test session. During these five days of testing, we focused on suspensions, which condition much of the performance and confidence of pilots on the ground. Argentina is a difficult terrain, with a loose soil that degrades between the two passages to bring out large stones. Combined with the speeds achieved, the shocks imposed on the chassis and the rolling trains impose severe stresses. "
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    KRIS MEEKE: "I have only good memories in Argentina: a third place in my first participation and my first world victory two years ago! Moreover, this rally is very special at the level of the atmosphere and the infatuation - not to say madness - of the public. As soon as we set foot on Argentinian soil, we feel that people love the sport. Even though I did not take part in the event last year, I have every reason to be confident. Between my victory in Mexico, my start of Tour de Corse and the work done this week in testing, I feel good before this rally. However, I remain aware of the difficulties of this trial, which always brings its share of uncertainty. »
    So in English, an oil cooler line came off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    KRIS MEEKE: "I have only good memories in Argentina: a third place in my first participation and my first world victory two years ago! Moreover, this rally is very special at the level of the atmosphere and the infatuation - not to say madness - of the public. »
    Madness - hmmmmm think I should fit in just perfectly - el gringo loco es en Argentina :-)
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    Laura Cerezo‏ @lauraviajera 34m34 minutes ago

    Latvala, Tanak and Mikkelsen played golf in @CarlosPazGolf1 to relax after the long journey. @rallyargentina @turismocba

    https://twitter.com/lauraviajera/sta...72820276613120

    Laura Cerezo‏ @lauraviajera 33m33 minutes ago

    Mikkelsen will make the recce of the @rallyargentina and said that soon there will be news of his return to the @OfficialWRC

    https://twitter.com/lauraviajera/sta...73202071420929
    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    The Volvos just refuse to retire

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    Quote Originally Posted by COD View Post
    The Volvos just refuse to retire
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    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by COD View Post
    The Volvos just refuse to retire
    Amazing to think that those cars have been used in the roughest conditions for something like 15 years now and can still go.Real testament to the quality of Volvo's builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    Amazing to think that those cars have been used in the roughest conditions for something like 15 years now and can still go.Real testament to the quality of Volvo's builds.
    have you ever considered the fact that they might replace some parts afterwards ?? or is it too complicated of a thought ?
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