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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Wonder what kind of program he will have and if he really only plans to do rallycross.

    In any case it is very likely he will get some tarmac/circuit training which is only positive. Way too many rallydrivers neglect tarmac early in their careers and later on just don't improve on it even when they focus on it. (recent examples Østberg and Paddon).
    Rallycross is more for fun and to get used to more power they have said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Wonder what kind of program he will have and if he really only plans to do rallycross.

    In any case it is very likely he will get some tarmac/circuit training which is only positive. Way too many rallydrivers neglect tarmac early in their careers and later on just don't improve on it even when they focus on it. (recent examples Østberg and Paddon).
    Suninen and Lappi started on karting and won Finnish Championships, but would you believe it based on their Rally Deutschland performances? Rallying on rough tarmac is a different sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Wonder what kind of program he will have and if he really only plans to do rallycross.

    In any case it is very likely he will get some tarmac/circuit training which is only positive. Way too many rallydrivers neglect tarmac early in their careers and later on just don't improve on it even when they focus on it. (recent examples Østberg and Paddon).
    Young Solberg competed in Estonia last weekend and accoring to the news they are planning to compete here on every rally next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Suninen and Lappi started on karting and won Finnish Championships, but would you believe it based on their Rally Deutschland performances? Rallying on rough tarmac is a different sport.
    Not saying it always works, but for example Mikkelsen focused quite a lot on tarmac when he was 17-18 and now he is able to fight in the top on tarmac. Think JML also did some tarmac at that age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Wonder what kind of program he will have and if he really only plans to do rallycross.

    In any case it is very likely he will get some tarmac/circuit training which is only positive. Way too many rallydrivers neglect tarmac early in their careers and later on just don't improve on it even when they focus on it. (recent examples Østberg and Paddon).
    Is rallycross really tarmac training though? I don't follow it but from what I've seen they're just sliding all the time, doesn't look like it's much grip in those cars, almost like a gravel spec WRC on tarmac. Quite different from driving a tarmac rally.

    The problem with tarmac training for northern European's is just that there are barely any tarmac rallies up here. The young drivers don't have access to the mileage to develop on that surface from an early stage in their career unless they "migrate" like Mikkelsen. Perhaps many can't afford that.

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    Any driving training is good for all forms of motorsport

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Not saying it always works, but for example Mikkelsen focused quite a lot on tarmac when he was 17-18 and now he is able to fight in the top on tarmac. Think JML also did some tarmac at that age.
    Both competed on tarmc events in the British Championship. Rally Isle of Man, Ulster & Jim Clark have a mixture of tarmac surface types which, when added to British weather, make an excellent training ground for any driver.

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    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...2018-title-bid

    Not surprising really...hope for better fortunes for him next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...2018-title-bid

    Not surprising really...hope for better fortunes for him next year.
    What does this even mean? Isn't everyone's championship title campaign written off except Ogier's, Neuville's and Tänak's? Or does this mean Paddon isn't contesting in these events?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    What does this even mean? Isn't everyone's championship title campaign written off except Ogier's, Neuville's and Tänak's? Or does this mean Paddon isn't contesting in these events?
    It doesn't say title campaign. I understand that he competes the remaining events without a specific goal for 2017 championship.
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