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    What I´m hoping:
    -Toyota to win.
    -Citroen to have succesful rally.

    What I believe will happen:
    -Tänak will win because:
    --Ogier is not fast enough
    --Neuville will watch what Ogier does, no big risk
    --JML has got some mental problems, again
    --Meeke will do somekind bad move, maybe car will break this time

    -Lappi will be fastest Toyota and Top3
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    My prediction is that Tänak, Meeke, Paddon and Suninen will make fast stage times but not finish on the podium. I hope all cars will be competitive.

    Another prediction is that the fight for the win will be tighter than ever on this season. It will be an epic rally.
    Last edited by AnttiL; 21st July 2017 at 09:32.

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    Weather forecast looks like we have dry on friday morning and saturday morning, maybe some rain on both afternoons, thursday and sunday. But most likely the roads won't be totally dry even if it doesn't rain during the stage, probably quite damp.

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    Ogier will be quicker than Neuville but may finish behind JML. None of these 3 will be the winner in my view! I shall post a review of the 2017 crystal ball progress befor the start of NRF
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    Definitely feeling a bit sore not to be attending this year. I've done three out of the last four Rally Finlands. Very jealous of everyone who is going. It's going to be amazing. I'll be back in 2018!
    My rally photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94998505@N03/albums

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    Neste Rally Finland 2017

    Toyota press release: http://toyotagazooracing.com/wrc/rep...9/preview.html

    Hyundai: https://motorsport.hyundai.com/targe...innish-podium/

    Interesting that Finland is the only rally where Hyundai is yet to score a podium

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    Very hard to predict, just about anything can end up correct. Specially since it's hard to predicts crashes.

    My go:

    Latvala most likely to win - in Poland he was top3 fast on a rally he was never that good at, in Finland he has very good results from before, lots of testing with Toyota and has become stable this year

    Neuville and Tanak will be fighting for 2-3, but Tanak with his wild style can pay dearly if he does a small mistake, Neuville has not done very good here and has been close to major offs in Poland too. Tanak might get some team orders to finish so M-Sport gets manu points.

    Ogier will try "stable and safe" 3-4th place after loosing 20-30s on day 1 with road position.
    Lappi can get up to podium if others crash, but not top 3 speed (note he has never been near Latvala in same road conditions)
    Paddon 4-5th

    Citroens are off course huge unknown, for Meeke he surely does have some pressure on, my guess is either he goes for win and crashes or he keeps it on the road in 4-5th place, the second option is surely better for both him and Citroen. Breen most likely to keep it on the road in 6th place.
    Sunninen will get a good stagetime or two but probably crash. Hanninen either 8th-ish or big crash.

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    @MSport:
    Our set-up crew find cover where they can as the heavens open at the @RallyFinland service park ☔️ https://t.co/OKDWVJQjF2

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    Some bad weather there today !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Toyota press release: http://toyotagazooracing.com/wrc/rep...9/preview.html

    Hyundai: https://motorsport.hyundai.com/targe...innish-podium/

    Interesting that Finland is the only rally where Hyundai is yet to score a podium
    And M-Sport http://www.m-sport.co.uk/m-sport-new...-rally-finland

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