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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    What does GAZOO stand for?
    Picture....I believe. As in the picture of how racing should be in the minds of the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Well they did a good job so far yes, I also didn't expect them to be this good.

    However I do not think they have overall the best car atm (Tommi claimed that after finish in Finland).

    Yes they had the best car in Finland, with unlimited testing right in front of their door. Sweden is very much the same case with very similar roads and conditions.

    On other rallies they were at best similar to Ford/Hyundai, sometimes worse. Let's see what the coming rallies will show.
    This claim shows that Makinen know how to lead and motivate the team... They also have little data about other rallyes compare to Hyundai and specially Msport, so their speed can be compromised by less detailed set up at beginning of every rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    Ok, the work was good but... the 2 wins were in specific rallies. I want see more.
    The Yaris seems to be at the Fiesta or i20 level on the gravel (Latvala was also fighting for the win in Poland and did some fast times in Italy, just like Lappi). Probably, it’s still a bit behind on tarmac. Anyway, huge congrats to Makinen and his team for what they’ve achieved so far!


    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    What does GAZOO stand for?
    Gazoo it’s a Toyota e-commerce company that also functions as a social platform for their customers, providing a wide range of products and services. I believe there’s nothing like it in Europe. Btw, Gazoo was developed by Mr. Toyoda before becoming TMC president and its involvement in motorsport only started a few years later.
    site: gazoo.com
    bloomberg info: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/a...d-intl-edition
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Got a nice little souvenir from Rally Finland. One has the autographs of Hänninen and Lappi, the other one has Mäkinen and Lindström toyotaliput.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    However I do not think they have overall the best car atm (Tommi claimed that after finish in Finland).
    My take on what he said (I listened to it a couple of times when I heard it) was that is was their fastest car this year. That is, it's been getting faster.

    I hoped they'd be competitive but I think what they have done so far is pretty impressive. Finland may be specific but you can't win if the car isn't fast.

    Congratulations to EL, commiserations to JML, he appeared comfortable AND was showing some real speed until his ECU crapped out.

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    Thanks Revman, Sulland and Rally Power for your answers!

    Now I (kind of) get the picture!
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    Japanese man with facial hair?! Since when...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiGalliNo1 View Post
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    1984.. Karate Kid.. Mr Miyagi.

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