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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I also think Paddon is lacking the pace we would expect. In Sardegna he was taking it easy because of the Portugal injuries?
    He was winning stages and leading the rally at times in Portugal so obviously not lacking pace there.

    He did seem to be taking it gently on the jumps and rougher stuff in Sardegna which may be injury related, but also Friday conditions weren't good for his late road position with the mud, and then 3rd on the road when it was dry on Saturday probably wasn't likely to produce top times either - just the way it goes with conditions sometimes. A few different factors, small amounts of time that all add up.

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    More events and less test days

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    Test days for each team could be reduced from 55 days to 30 days per year https://www.rallye-magazin.de/wrc/ar...ttage-geplant/
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    Why are the regulations so anti-testing in the top end of the motorsport? The teams would spend that money anyway trying to find the extra advantage. Be it simulations or whatever ways they'll find
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky View Post
    Why are the regulations so anti-testing in the top end of the motorsport? The teams would spend that money anyway trying to find the extra advantage. Be it simulations or whatever ways they'll find
    Yeah like citroen does have any at all? haha

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    Budar said for next year Citroen will have a 1st driver capable winning on any surface.

    I can't see Neuville or Tanak going there, and don't see why Ogier would go back unless he's given a mammoth salary and is really eyeing to win the championship with 3 different manufacturers.

    Paddon is not a driver who can win on any surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Paddon is not a driver who can win on any surface.
    Paddon is not "winning driver". He is on same level like Breen or Ostberg.

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    I think ostberg is a little bit worse compared to the other two you mentioned,plus he has already reached his full potential.The other two i think have space for improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nafpaktos View Post
    I think ostberg is a little bit worse compared to the other two you mentioned,plus he has already reached his full potential.The other two i think have space for improvement.
    Breen probably Paddon, I'm not sure. It's quite amazing that we have so many bipolar drivers in Paddon, Mikkelsen, Ostberg, Latvala and Evans at the moment. One moment they look proper quick, the next you're really disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Budar said for next year Citroen will have a 1st driver capable winning on any surface.

    I can't see Neuville or Tanak going there, and don't see why Ogier would go back unless he's given a mammoth salary and is really eyeing to win the championship with 3 different manufacturers.

    Paddon is not a driver who can win on any surface.
    i have missed this, where did he say that?
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    Maybe Lappi is the man. Then they get a man on his way up. If they want a more secure solution, Latvala as a clear number one, is still a winner imo.
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