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    He even did two events in the VW Skoda Fabia S2000 program if I recall it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Riedemann did in the past even JWRC ..... but Kreim with Škoda was too strong for him.
    Under normal circumstances it will stay this way I think.

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    Citroen's start to WRC 2017 season hurt by 'lack of preparation'

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/128413

    Citroen technical director Laurent Fregosi has blamed a lack of preparation time for its worst start to a full-time World Rally Championship campaign.

    The French manufacturer has struggled to make an impact on the first two rounds of the championship and lies fourth of four manufacturers entering this week's Rally Mexico.

    Following a year-long sabbatical to test and develop its all-new C3 WRC, and in the wake of Volkswagen's departure, Citroen was among the favourites for 2017.

    However its drivers have struggled to get the best out of the car in Monte Carlo and Sweden.

    Craig Breen was Citroen's highest-placed finisher at the first two rounds, netting fifth in an old-spec DS 3 WRC at the season-opener and matching that in the C3 in Sweden.

    Kris Meeke ran at the sharp end of both rallies before crashing and then being driven into by a non-competing car in the opener, and sliding off the road in Sweden.

    "Our results in the opening two rounds of the season mainly come down to a lack of preparation on our part for the actual race conditions," Fregosi said.

    "The situation will be different in Mexico, because the C3 WRC has done most of its running on gravel.

    "For this, the season's opening gravel rally, we think and hope that we will enjoy better performance."

    Meeke, 14th in the championship, and Stephane Lefebvre will be in Citroen's new challenger for this weekend's third round of the championship.

    Breen will complete the recce only before returning to partner Meeke in Argentina, with Citroen to field three C3s from the Corsica leg of the championship in April.

    Team principal Yves Matton said plenty had been learned during the squad's pre-Mexico test in Spain late last month.

    "We questioned certain principles of the set-up and that helped us to identify the areas in which we can improve," Matton said.

    "We are striving for a good performance level in Mexico.

    "Given his [preferable] starting position for the opening leg, Kris will be trying to get among the leaders in the hope of kick-starting his season.

    "Meanwhile, Stephane will need to go for position to score points for the manufacturers' championship."



    they took whole year off and still arent prepared
    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    they took whole year off and still arent prepared
    I'm sure someone here said that the season starts in Mexico and seems that Citroen boys listened.
    Never stop dreaming because one day it might happen.

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    Michelin Motorsport

    Michelin is introducing a new soft-compound gravel tyre. The LTX Force S5 is more durable & more consistent than the former S4 #RallyMexico

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    they took whole year off and still arent prepared
    It's not that they didn't prepare, they just prepared wrong for the first two events... Whether they prepared wrong for the whole season remains to be seen.

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    Hayden to rallying with the new co-driver after Finland..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    It's not that they didn't prepare, they just prepared wrong for the first two events... Whether they prepared wrong for the whole season remains to be seen.
    Citroen barely did any testing for Monte in snowy conditions, instead focusing on more general tarmac testing that I'm sure will come in handy later in the year. Admittedly they should've tested more on snowy/icy conditions but Meeke was still doing OK before his off. However the fiasco in Sweden was baffling, the car looked undriveable from a lot of the onboard footage and the team acknowledged they hadn't found the right set up. They should be on the pace for the rest of the year though, the car looked superb on tarmac in the test videos and they proved in Mexico they have a good car on gravel too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold Triyudho Wardono View Post
    Hayden to rallying with the new co-driver after Finland..

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    Seb Marshall?
    aka Rodger Davies

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