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    Quote Originally Posted by EightGear View Post
    No offense but with you saying this I expect Paddon to be replaced in Australia.
    He is doing Oz

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    Paddon needs to keep it on the road. He also had an off in NZ in an AP4 car. I'm sure it was a hard decision for Nandan to skip Spain for Hayden. If he does not do well in Aus or Wales he might be sharing the 3rd car if they do not go to 4. Sucks for the guy as he's had a bit of bad luck mixed swith his bad year.
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    For long term perspective the slow development on Tarmac is more troubling imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    For long term perspective the slow development on Tarmac is more troubling imo.
    This needs sorting; instead of going back to NZ to drive gravel events, he should be doing European Tarmac events as much as he can.
    I recently listened an Absolute Rally podcast from a few months ago, and his perfect calendar was all gravel....
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
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    He's lucky there's only 2 full tarmac events. There has to be more in future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    This needs sorting; instead of going back to NZ to drive gravel events, he should be doing European Tarmac events as much as he can.
    I recently listened an Absolute Rally podcast from a few months ago, and his perfect calendar was all gravel....
    Hayden is expected back home for sponsor commitments, i suspect, and considering the long break before RACC, why not indulge in a few home (gravel) events ?

    what i do find a bit odd, is why he isn't in i20 R5 for RACC to keep tarmac fit ?
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    Paddon is doing a dirt event this weekend I think. I see Hawkeswood in a single seater offroader on FB.
    https://nzmotorracing.co.nz/2017/06/...off-road-race/

    R5 - Spain - still costs a fair bit to run an R5 - tyres, mechanics, spares, service van- logistics, hotels, flights, food, mechanic transport etc.

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    Yeah have to assume Hyundai just weren't willing to swallow that cost of a works-run R5. And getting Andreas up to speed and potentially impacting that title fight is a bigger priority. I get that.

    It is a shame as they've granted Hayden a couple of tarmac events this year in the R5. Partly to help gel with Seb but they were still giving him those opportunities on his weaker surface. Not sure whether he'll return to Rally Legend again this year. I did wonder whether he'd approach that as another opportunity to learn tarmac last year but he opted for complete hoonage which the fans loved.
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    My interpretation of this article:
    http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/septe...0--12-12-.htmlhttp://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/septe...0--12-12-.html
    ... is that Hyundai will run 4 cars after Spain only if they have chances for title.
    Otherwise, Paddon and/or Sordo may not do GB and/or Australia, of course assuming they want to get Mikkelsen up to speed for 2018.
    Last edited by jparker; 11th September 2017 at 11:57. Reason: Comment

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