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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    Sorry, my bad. Fixed as a comment now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jparker View Post
    My interpretation of this article is that Hyundai will run 4 cars after Spain only if they have chances for title.
    Otherwise, Paddon or Sordo may not do GB and Australia, of course assuming they want to get Mikkelsen up to speed for 2018.
    They have to enter the cars for GB before Catalunya happens so that isn't possible unfortunately. Unless they entered four and pulled a car - which I doubt. I see this more as ensuring equal treatment of the drivers. Seemed obvious at the start really, drop Paddon for Spain, Sordo for Aus and run them both in Wales. Then no driver is given any favouritism ahead of 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jparker View Post
    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.
    Which title? Having four cars won't help them in the manufacturers title as they can only nominate three cars for points. In fact, it would probably make it just worse because they would have less resources available per car/driver. But if their main objective is to get the drivers title for Neuville, then a fourth driver can help by taking points off Ogier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Which title? Having four cars won't help them in the manufacturers title as they can only nominate three cars for points. In fact, it would probably make it just worse because they would have less resources available per car/driver. But if their main objective is to get the drivers title for Neuville, then a fourth driver can help by taking points off Ogier.
    Yes, I agree. It's not clear from Nandan's statement what title he's referencing, but it must be the driver's title.

    “We have looked at it and we could put four cars. It doesn’t mean it will be like that but we’re looking at that because it’s also in the interests of Hyundai for the championship.
    “We have to try to do it and there we could do it. It depends where we will be (in the championship). I think a lot of things still need to be done, even if there are only three rallies left, but we will see how the situation will be,” added Nandan.

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    Maybe if Neuville is in a situation he has to go flat out to try to take the drivers title, they might not nominate him for the manufacturers. That way he doesn't have to think about that and can just go for the drivers title.
    That would avoid a situation like in 2003 (??? not good with years) when Loeb couldn't attack to catch Petter because he had to settle for manufacturers points.
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    The manufacturers title is over, Hyundai know that. They will run 4 cars in GB, and if Thierry still has a chance in the drivers championship I bet they will run 4 in Australia too.

    4 cars means more drivers that could potentially take points off Ogier. I know Sordo isn't great on certain gravel rounds, but his road position as well as Paddons and Mikkelsen's mean that they have chances to finish ahead of Seb, to help Neuville. Running 4 cars has nothing to do with the manufacturers title.

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    For them to help Thierry, he must finish ahead of Ogier too, and with more than a couple of seconds...

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    Quite possible if you look back at the season and starting order not favoring Ogier. Finishing ahead is finishing ahead, no matter how much time, as Neuville prooved in Argentina .
    Last edited by Tarmop; 12th September 2017 at 11:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    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.
    surely having the R5 out on the stages is more appealling to potential buyers , than it would be parked in the workshop ?
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    https://motorsport.hyundai.com/jari-...ins-hmdp-2018/

    Huttunen won the shootout. In my opinion, it was the correct choice. Great stuff!
    Last edited by AnttiL; 27th September 2017 at 10:21.

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