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    Let him become stable in that one first. History is full of examples about jumping into a wrc too early, even when one has mastered the r5.

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    Katsuta very impressive in Sweden, hard to know exactly how much advantage the Pirellis gave him.. still you can’t go fast and reliable just by choosing the right tyre brand.

    Huttunen also set some impressive times given his lack of R5 experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Katsuta very impressive in Sweden, hard to know exactly how much advantage the Pirellis gave him.. still you can’t go fast and reliable just by choosing the right tyre brand.
    Also, he was able to keep it together leading for the whole rally, the pressure of the previous year champion breathing down his neck. The Pirellis sure helped but still very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mandzij View Post
    It's unrealistic is what I got from the comment. Maaaaaybe they can crack out a fourth car but it wouldn't be worth giving it to Katsuta yet. I suppose if they did decide to do so it'd be out of gratitude for Juho or in exchange for Qatar money from Nasser.
    It has been said that more Yaris WRC's will be available for money. That's what Nasser is doing. Juho doesn't have the money, and it's not worth the effort to give him a fourth car. And like said, let Katsuta do well in a whole WRC2 season, then see how he does in a WRC car. I'm sure the Toyota bosses are anxiously waiting for him to step up to the main level, but it's still a long way there.

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    Hat off for Katsuta! Beating Tidemand in Sweden is an amazing achievement. Hope he'll manage to show a good pace also on the gravel events.
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Tyre advantage is a contentious point. I think M-Sport might find that Evans’ seemingly stunning individual performances last year were due to a DMACK advantage in certain events. I thought they should have trialed his real pace in a Michelin shod car before giving him a full season in the main team.

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