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    Ogier back to Citroen is my guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Have you all forgot that Toyota is building R5 ?

    That is what those 2 Japanese will drive...

    No WRC-car for them 2018.

    and NO I don´t know when that R5 is ready, but I know for sure it´s coming.
    I remember Mäkinen saying in an interview that Toyota R5 will come earliest 2019

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    Most likely the teams won't change a lot. I'm pretty sure Hyundai won't change drivers. Latvala and Lappi will stay, as will Breen. Maybe Citroen drops Lefebvre to WRC2 and Hänninen retires to be a farmer (like he said in a Finnish newspaper some weeks ago). That would leave two new seats, I'd fill them up with Mikkelsen and Suninen.

    If Ford returns as a factory team, I'd see the seats remain pretty consistent. Mikkelsen seems to have his foot between the door of Citroen. Hänninen would be just swapped for Suninen.

    Ford:
    1. Ogier
    2. Tänak
    3. Evans (DMack)
    Hyundai
    4. Neuville
    5. Sordo
    6. Paddon
    Toyota
    7. Latvala
    8. Lappi
    9. Suninen
    Citroen
    10. Meeke
    11. Breen
    12. Mikkelsen

    If Ford does not return, Ogier needs to choose between Citroen and Toyota, leaving the other seat for Mikkelsen. Tänak would become the M-Sport primary driver and Evans would probably be promoted to the second car, leaving the DMack Fiesta for Suninen.

    Citroen
    1. Ogier
    2. Meeke
    3. Breen
    Hyundai
    4. Neuville
    5. Sordo
    6. Paddon
    M-Sport
    7. Tänak
    8. Evans
    9. Suninen (DMack)
    Toyota
    10. Latvala
    11. Lappi
    12. Mikkelsen
    Last edited by AnttiL; 15th June 2017 at 09:00.

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    Is a full Ford WRC return really on the cards ?

    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/co...-on-the-cards/
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiGalliNo1 View Post
    Ogier back to Citroen is my guess
    Why do rally fans appear to have the memory of goldfishes. Why did he leave Citroen in 2011? How did he sign off on that season? Who did Ogier have the main issue with?
    I've no doubt that Ogier would suspect that certain vested interest within PSA still would not have his best interests at heart. Anyway, given the current issues with the C3, why would any driver not desperate for a drive sign up to drive that pile of tat?
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    I wanted to do one of those prediction lists as well but mine looks exactly the same as Anttil's. I strongly agree with the Ford-in and -out scenarios.

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    Was the Ogier/ Loeb issue in that team not handled badly by Quenel, or whatever that bald fella was called? Or was Matton involved with that farce as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Was the Ogier/ Loeb issue in that team not handled badly by Quenel, or whatever that bald fella was called? Or was Matton involved with that farce as well?

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    Probably the whole Citroën backed Loeb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintexmemory View Post
    Why do rally fans appear to have the memory of goldfishes. Why did he leave Citroen in 2011? How did he sign off on that season? Who did Ogier have the main issue with?
    I've no doubt that Ogier would suspect that certain vested interest within PSA still would not have his best interests at heart. Anyway, given the current issues with the C3, why would any driver not desperate for a drive sign up to drive that pile of tat?
    I’ve no clue if there are still obstacles at Citroen preventing Ogier to get in, but one can bet that inside him there’s the will to go back, sooner or later. A remake of life's classic 'the return of the prodigal son' with a plus: the chance to turn that pile of tat into a winning car!
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    the chance to turn that pile of tat into a winning car!
    Ohhh, I'm "sure" this is Ogier's deepest dream.
    "With that car, your brain can actually never keep up"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI

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