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    Great offerings so far - rp has managed to squeeze 9 predictions (some co-dependent) into the 5 bullet points!!!
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    Nice thread Mintex! My 5 educated guesses for a wild ’17 season:

    1. ’17 cars will be 1s/km faster than ’16 from the start, getting close to 2s at the end of the season. (Fail)
    2. Neuville and Hyundai will become ’17 WRC champions. The Belgium and his team will have a close to perfect season, also managing to profit from Ogier/MSport issues and Meeke mistakes. (Fail)
    3. Problems in the Ogier/Wilson partnership: MSport isn’t used to work around a star driver and Ogier ‘Prima Dona’ genes will end clashing Wilson’s team owner strict mentality.(Fail)
    4. Serious crashes (hopefully without injuries) from 2nd level drivers using ’17 (Fail) cars, making clear they’re not safe in all hands. Mama Prada will, finally, put an end to Bertelli’s rally career.
    5. At the end of the year the FIA will announce WRC cars will get a 34mm restrictor from ’18 onwards. ’17 stage records will became the unbeatable benchmark for seasons to come.(Fail)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Nice thread Mintex! My 5 educated guesses for a wild ’17 season:

    1. ’17 cars will be 1s/km faster than ’16 from the start, getting close to 2s at the end of the season.
    2. Neuville and Hyundai will become ’17 WRC champions. The Belgium and his team will have a close to perfect season, also managing to profit from Ogier/MSport issues and Meeke mistakes.
    3. Problems in the Ogier/Wilson partnership: MSport isn’t used to work around a star driver and Ogier ‘Prima Dona’ genes will end clashing Wilson’s team owner strict mentality.
    4. Serious crashes (hopefully without injuries) from 2nd level drivers using ’17 cars, making clear they’re not safe in all hands. Mama Prada will, finally, put an end to Bertelli’s rally career.
    5. At the end of the year the FIA will announce WRC cars will get a 34mm restrictor from ’18 onwards. ’17 stage records will became the unbeatable benchmark for seasons to come.

    Bertelli and Prokop more dangerous than Meeke and Tanak? They are more cautious and when they crash they do it at lower speed.

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    1: Tanak will suprise in a positive way, winning 3 rally's and matching Ogier's pace on nearly all events. (Fail - Just 2)
    2: Neuville is gonna be the 2017 world champion.(Fail)
    3: Toyota wont be as slow as expected, first podium in Sweden (but first both cars crash out of rally MC) (FAIL - edit)
    4: i agree we will see Andreas in a 2017polo from Portugal on.(FAIL)(shure hope so!)
    5: we wil al agree after the 2017 season that the Citroen is the best car of the pack.(Fail)
    6: not 1 of my predictions wil be correct... (WIN)
    Last edited by Mintexmemory; 19th January 2018 at 22:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvel View Post
    1: Tanak will suprise in a positive way, winning 3 rally's and matching Ogier's pace on nearly all events.
    2: Neuville is gonna be the 2017 world champion.
    3: Toyota wont be as slow as expected, first podium in Sweden (but first both cars crash out of rally MC)
    4: i agree we will see Andreas in a 2017polo from Portugal on.(shure hope so!)
    5: we wil al agree after the 2017 season that the Citroen is the best car of the pack.
    6: not 1 of my predictions wil be correct...
    I like the last one lol

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    1. Ogier wins at least 6 rallies this year, few retirements due to car issues. All championships go to M-Sport.(Fail)
    2. Tanak takes a win or 2.(Win)
    3. Mikkelsen efforts to run win 2017 spec car will pay off and we'll see a team forming in 2018, probably Ogier back to Polo with the RB backing all guns blazing.
    4. Breen will surprise us with more podiums.(Fail)
    5. Toyota will learn lessons not everything is black or white and they change their driver line-up for 2018 at least 67%.(Fail)

    There are more, but these are the highlights.
    Last edited by Mintexmemory; 19th January 2018 at 22:24.
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    1. a lot of mechanical/technical retirements and problems, especially for m-sport(Fail)
    2. because of the reason nr.1 Ogier wins or loses the title with slightest margin. Neuville and Meeke putting serious pressure on him, Tänak also speedwise. (Fail)
    2. Tänak taking his first win (WIN)
    3. drama/bad blood in m-sport (Fail)
    4. Breen continuing to surprise (Fail)
    5. Toyota and Hänninen being faster than expected, Latvala taking a win out of nowhere on some rally (with some help from others) (WIN)
    6. Huge gaps between drivers and drivers who dont crash often will also have crashes (Ogier, Sordo, Paddon)(Fail)
    Last edited by Mintexmemory; 19th January 2018 at 22:26.
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    1. Meeke WDC (Fail)
    2. Hyundai manu champion (Fail)
    3. Paddon second in championship(Fail)
    4. At least one major accident involving spectators (hope not, but my feeling is not good at the moment) (WIN)
    5. Hanninen gets first Toyota win (FAIL)
    Last edited by Mintexmemory; 19th January 2018 at 22:26.

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    1. WRC Trophy (2016) car takes stage win (Fail)
    2. John Desborough uses the phrase "the man from Dunganon" at least 300 times (WIN)
    3. N.O.T says something obnoxious (WIN WIN ..)
    4. Paddon is second in the championship (first is either Nueville, Meek or Ogier - can't decide) (Fail)
    5. Ostberg gets a new haircut and describes a stage as "great fun, but can't understand why I am so slow"(Fail)
    Last edited by Mintexmemory; 19th January 2018 at 22:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grundo Farb View Post
    4. Paddon is second in the championship (first is either Nueville, Meek or Ogier - can't decide)
    Great shout but if you apply logic to this prediction surely Paddon has to be 4th in the Championship?
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