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    Now we see the true pace of the Toyota's.

    I expect Neuville to gain a bit of a lead now, without the spin he was on the pace of Tanak.

    Would be nice for some relays of moments during the live coverage, but can't complain too much as this is better than nothing!

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    Arai and Katsuta now fastest on stage at WRC2 Japanese attack on Sweden ice

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomhlord View Post
    Now we see the true pace of the Toyota's.

    I expect Neuville to gain a bit of a lead now, without the spin he was on the pace of Tanak.
    I don’t - both TN and Andreas are great when they are unsure of the rally order but both have form for not handling the pressure of fighting for first. Also there can be no team orders with Breen in the mix
    Kris Meeke got fired -PSG so terrified they quit!

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    Some poor rally from Ahlin now, he swed and I expect a bit more from him at homesoil. He do great last year at BRC and now +2.30 min away from lead

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomhlord View Post
    Now we see the true pace of the Toyota's.
    Yes.
    Forgive me if I am not cheering but I am not all that impressed with this whole "unlimited testing" (for Sweden and Finland in case of Toyota). Pretty sure this wasn't what the rulemakers had in mind with that exception. Whole point of limited testing is that you shouldn't win by just outspending others on testing and the exception was that teams can check simple functional things just outside the team base.

    Unsurprisingly (all) teams will use any loophole available. So M-Sport has own gravel and tarmac testtracks, Toyota uses parts of actual stages and I have no doubts Citroen and Hyundais do similar stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Hokkaido View Post
    Arai is really flying on this stage!
    His Co-driver, Glenn McMacneall, was Chris Atkinson's long time ago right?
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    hard life for you then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    His Co-driver, Glenn McMacneall, was Chris Atkinson's long time ago right?
    Yes - but also co-drove a lot with Toshi Arai, his father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    His Co-driver, Glenn McMacneall, was Chris Atkinson's long time ago right?
    Yes, and before that was co-driver for Arai's father in SWRT.

    Another trivia point, tonight in Australia Glenn's father just received highest honour from the ASN for his services to rallying. Senior forum members might remember him when WRC Australia was in Perth.
    Last edited by Rally Hokkaido; 17th February 2018 at 09:02.
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    not a happy birthday for Malcolm(62) today,Fiestas current at 8,11,12th position

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