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    Tidemand still has an option for one year at Skoda, but I'm sure he would like to already step up to WRC. There was a rumor of Kopecky going elsewhere, but I guess it didn't work out after all. I'm guessing Skoda will have Kopecky and Veiby next year. Nordgren's performance in Wales will probably be crucial for his next year drives.

    Now there's really only one moving part in the puzzle and it's Ogier. If he stays at M-Sport, there's one vacant seat of Tänak's (assuming he's off to Toyota). If Ogier goes to Citroen or retires, there's two seats at M-Sport. And there's three potential drivers for those seats: Suninen, Camilli and Tidemand. And finally, we don't know if Evans is going to do another year in the DMack car or drive just for M-Sport.

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    Hyundai will have 2 car R5 team, Huttunen is second driver, other have great experience and is very fast. (Not driver from Finland or Sweden) I´m not going tell more, don´t ask
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Tidemand still has an option for one year at Skoda, but I'm sure he would like to already step up to WRC. There was a rumor of Kopecky going elsewhere, but I guess it didn't work out after all. I'm guessing Skoda will have Kopecky and Veiby next year. Nordgren's performance in Wales will probably be crucial for his next year drives.
    I would be surprised if Veiby isn't in the works seat next year, he is with Even management and at this stage he is quicker and more experienced than Nordgren.

    Maybe they will send Nordgren to APRC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Hyundai will have 2 car R5 team, Huttunen is second driver, other have great experience and is very fast. (Not driver from Finland or Sweden) I´m not going tell more, don´t ask
    Bring back Novikov?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    I would be surprised if Veiby isn't in the works seat next year, he is with Even management and at this stage he is quicker and more experienced than Nordgren.

    Maybe they will send Nordgren to APRC?
    Agreed, Nordgren isn't yet ready for WRC2

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    I would be surprised if Veiby isn't in the works seat next year, he is with Even management and at this stage he is quicker and more experienced than Nordgren.

    Maybe they will send Nordgren to APRC?
    Veiby is surely there. He has showed his speed and is ready.

    Was thinking the same that if Nordgren is able to drive clever rally in Wales he will be SKODA´s 3rd driver. APRC and some WRC and Finnish Championship events would be great for him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    Bring back Novikov?
    My guess is Duval...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupanton View Post
    My guess is Duval...
    I'll go with Pekka Vilpponen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    I'll go with Pekka Vilpponen.
    I would say Aki Mökkönen, because he is very fast!

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