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    Now many teams are trying to duplicate what M. Wilson is doing for many years already I think. So they search for young potential talents, sign them and hope that one day in the future the investment will pay off... Most recent example of good investment by M. Wilson is Tanak, M-Sport invested in him some money in the past and now receives some (quite big) part of his Toyota salary...

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    Has Tänak, Wilson or Mäkinen told it somewhere? No point in suggesting something one doesn`t know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    He was pretty good on FWD in 2015 and 2016 and then he jumped into R5 last year, doing just two Finnish championship events, finishing second in each (one of them the top 3 was separated by 4 seconds, in the other he lost only to Kalle Rovanperä). In Rally Finland the first day he was struggling with the car, then the second day he made one fastest R5 time, then went to Rally2 with double puncture, and did again fastest or almost fastest times on the last day. But still, that's very little experience on 4WD car, I was very surprised to see him being signed. He wasn't very fast on Catalunya or Wales but I think the team just wanted him to finish the car.
    Thanks. His signing seemed a little 'random' to me but I wish him all the best obviously.

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    To say the truth, reason for signing northern drivers is also political and mainly "money" decision...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    To say the truth, reason for signing northern drivers is also political and mainly "money" decision...
    Wait what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Has Tänak, Wilson or Mäkinen told it somewhere? No point in suggesting something one doesn`t know.
    I never write something I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by br21 View Post
    I never write something I don't know.
    And I can agree with br21

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    Not fair. You know a lot more than us, br21

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    And I can agree with br21
    I can also confirm what br21 wrote

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I dont think that JWRC is good for beginning of international career. And I also dont think it was attractive series in last years.
    ’17 was a bit atypical due to the series changes, but this year it seems there’s a renewed interest in the JWRC. Besides the WRC experience, for many of those young guys it may look more appealing to be in a one make series, with similar chances for everybody, than trying to stand up from the Opel factory drivers in ERCJ.
    Rally addict since 1982

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