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    Tänak said that Estonian media picks up tweets (and also forum talk ) too easily and presents them like 100% truth. He also said that he will join /continue in the strongest team, some little details to be cleared before announcing. So...is Toyota really the strongest team and being upset with those tweets that put him in the Toyota. I think there`s something else.
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    Best/Strongest team by results right now is clearly M-Sport.... even without the "continue" part.

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    Haha, the plot thickens! Whatever happens this is a fun silly season, for those who know what's going to happen and for those who don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Tänak said that Estonian media picks up tweets (and also forum talk ) too easily and presents them like 100% truth. He also said that he will join /continue in the strongest team, some little details to be cleared before announcing. So...is Toyota really the strongest team and being upset with those tweets that put him in the Toyota. I think there`s something else.
    Strongest financially, maybe.

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    Maybe, but I don`t think this is the case atm. A little mistake by me actually, he said "the best" not "the strongest". And being a M-sport employee, which is quite comfortabely in the lead of both championships, I don`t think that any other team could be called "the best" atm...maybe Citroen will take next year with ease? Who knows, it`s possible, but imo a bit unreliable cars that are 3. and 4. in the championship can`t be considered the best even now, let alone in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    http://sport.delfi.ee/news/auto/tana...as?id=79785120

    So, what does Tänak exactly say in the ending of his blog post? Something like "the Estonian media makes jokes about my future but I'll continue in the best team next year"? What does that mean?
    This is exacty what he says, nothing else .

    what does he mean with it? only he knows.
    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I mean, obviously, half of the podcast will be about how great Kris Meeke and Citroen were in Spain
    Well he didn't mention much about Meeke surprisingly. Mainly about Ott and Ogier.

    https://www.facebook.com/voiceofrall...6370267525638/

    One of the interesting things Colin mentioned was the thought of Ogier waiting to see how the Citroen does in GB before closing his deal.

    He also mentions Tanak having a hard time at TGR since they're an all Finn team and he is Estonian. I'm not sure this would be the case, but who knows.
    Last edited by racerx1979; 10th October 2017 at 22:08.

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    Its Malcolm, probably personally, thats invested in Tanak, and im sure he is getting a split of his wages, so he is actually quite glad he is going to Toyota to get a return on his investment.
    The buyout would only exist if Tanak was breaking a contract early. I dont believe this to be the case.
    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    There was the earlier rumor that Toyota would have to pay M-Sport a "transfer penalty" of Tänak, that would help them keep Ogier, in addition to having less expensive drivers in the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    He also mentions Tanak having a hard time at TGR since they're an all Finn team and he is Estonian. I'm not sure this would be the case, but who knows.
    I wouldn't have thought so as Finland and Estonia are quite close geographically and culturally, and Mäkinen already has links to Estonia where the TGR Fiestas are run from i believe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    I wouldn't have thought so as Finland and Estonia are quite close geographically and culturally, and Mäkinen already has links to Estonia where the TGR Fiestas are run from i believe?
    They should be professionals and it does not matter if the driver is Finnish or some other.

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