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    Senior Member KiwiWRCfan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanny View Post
    Just put them away, you don't want your crystal balls to spend too much time out in the sun...
    Good point it is a fantastic summer in NZ at present. Best I head to the beach for another swim :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiWRCfan View Post
    Are we allowed to get our Crystal Balls out before Xmas or do need to wait until early January ?
    I'm just going to do a recap of 2017 and Open the Balls season in the week after Christmas - be thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A FONDO View Post
    3. Hanninen to be replaced before the end of the season. (Fail)
    Wasn't this actually true

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Wasn't this actually true
    It was, Lappi was driving his car (same chassis)
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    Forget Chassis - did anyone take a toyota that hadn't been in it before? No! So he wasn't replaced, he was dropped!
    Kris Meeke on Fire -VW so terrified they quit!

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    Wasn`t it Lappi at first, who was supposed to only compete in Europe from Portugal and Hänninen was supposed to do all the rounds with Latvala. So replaced...

    E: "Latvala and Hanninen will contest all 13 rounds of the 2017 WRC, while recently crowned WRC2 winner Lappi will contest a selected third-car programme starting in the spring."
    "Makinen told Motorsport.com at the last WRC round in Corsica that the intention was to field a third car on all European events from Portugal onwards, before reverting to two cars for the Australia season finale for logistical reasons."

    So definitely replaced.
    Last edited by Tarmop; 20th December 2017 at 21:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintexmemory View Post
    I'm just going to do a recap of 2017 and Open the Balls season in the week after Christmas - be thinking!
    How soon is now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    How soon is now?
    Mintex got sucked into the Crystal Ball. You might see him in your 2018 Crystal Ball
    Never stop dreaming because one day it might happen.

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    That’s all I need - Smiths song titles being quoted at me 😎 . I plan to launch 2018 on Weds 17th, so lots of time to gaze into the goat entrails before then (or even put on Lipstick like the Seer from ‘Vikings’)
    As my game, my rules - Hanninen was dropped 😈 Maybe the identity of the missing 3rd M-Sport car drivers will still be open to speculation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintexmemory View Post
    Maybe the identity of the missing 3rd M-Sport car drivers will still be open to speculation!
    So Mintex has cleverly snuck in an early prediction. MSport will not reveal 3rd driver plans for entire season at ASI 18.

    My early prediction. Promoter will use ASI 18 to announce name of a new younger TV presenter as they seek to create a new dynamic and energy which will appeal to a younger demographic.
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