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    Neuville lost brakes on Sardinia loosing a minute and dropping from 2nd (behind Paddon who crashed later) to 4th.

    He also had overheating issues in Mexico just like all cars except Citroen.

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    That brake issue was most probably the result of one of his lucky escapes.
    Last edited by Tarmop; 21st August 2017 at 11:22.

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    I think Hyundai are about to miss the biggest chance for WMC they ever had.
    They were in best position this year, yet they were not able to capitalize on that.
    With Citroen getting back in the game, and Toyota getting stronger, next year will be even harder. In order to protect the investments they have made, and to have better chances next year, they need another top driver. That's why my bet is Ogier signing with Hyunday.

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    Hyundai has the budget for Ogier, but I think he would go to Citroen before going to Hyundai.

    Also rumor has it TGR has a crazy huge budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    Hyundai has the budget for Ogier, but I think he would go to Citroen before going to Hyundai.

    Also rumor has it TGR has a crazy huge budget.
    How do you know this?

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    8 young drivers picked for the next stage of the young driver scheme:

    Emil Bergkvist, Gus Greensmith, Jari Huttunen, Karl Kruuda, Pepe Lopez, Pierre-Louis Loubet, René Mandel and Kalle Rovenpera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    8 young drivers picked for the next stage of the young driver scheme:

    Emil Bergkvist, Gus Greensmith, Jari Huttunen, Karl Kruuda, Pepe Lopez, Pierre-Louis Loubet, René Mandel and Kalle Rovenpera.
    better start now than later to write it correctly: Rovanperä
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    8 young drivers picked for the next stage of the young driver scheme:

    Emil Bergkvist, Gus Greensmith, Jari Huttunen, Karl Kruuda, Pepe Lopez, Pierre-Louis Loubet, René Mandel and Kalle Rovenpera.
    A bit strange that some one like Mandel, with no (I think) international experience is in the selection. Expected Veiby and Ingram in it too.
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    Veiby has a contract with Skoda, no? For his APRC programme.

    That probably counts him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    Veiby has a contract with Skoda, no? For his APRC programme.

    That probably counts him out.
    This season he's driving for the Printsport team on WRC events and MRF team on APRC events. Not the factory team. It's comparable to Greensmith being a current M-Sport driver. Unless of course he has a deal for next year as well.

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