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    Quote Originally Posted by RICARDO75 View Post
    There's only 25 cars that can score points, the others are just there because it's outside Europe

    Still, some say "It´s better than some other WRC events..."
    Yes! Of course the numbers are at the same level, but at least WRC2 is much better...

    Mexico 2018: 31 cars, 25 FIA homologated cars (11 WRC cars, 9 WRC2)

    Mexico 2017: 24 cars, 21 FIA homologated cars (12 WRC cars, 5 WRC2)
    Argentina 2017: 22 cars, 19 FIA homologated cars (13 WRC cars, 6 WRC2)
    Australia 2017: 33 cars, 18 FIA homologated cars (12 WRC cars, 1 WRC2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamei View Post
    How could be the start list for the first leg?

    Neuville
    Ogier
    Latvala
    Lappi
    Tanak
    Mikkelsen
    Meeke
    Evans
    Suninen
    Sordo
    Loeb

    would it be correct?
    Yes that is correct

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    When you consider Friday start order and who has not previously been on 2018 Podium it raises an interesting question.
    How many drivers who have not yet been on a 2018 podium will be on Mexican podium ?
    ** denotes driver who has not yet had a 2018 podium

    Neuville
    Ogier
    Latvala
    ** Lappi
    Tanak
    Mikkelsen
    ** Meeke
    ** Evans
    ** Suninen
    ** Sordo
    ** Loeb

    I have posed this question as a poll on twitter - you see the spread of opinion here https://twitter.com/KiwiWRCfan/statu...47418523582464

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    Show of Thierry Neuville - Nicolas Gilsoul on the Gravel Test before Mexico!

    https://youtu.be/kI8iZKkXOxY
    Catalonia

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    Quote Originally Posted by rp View Post
    Yes! Of course the numbers are at the same level, but at least WRC2 is much better...

    Mexico 2018: 31 cars, 25 FIA homologated cars (11 WRC cars, 9 WRC2)

    Mexico 2017: 24 cars, 21 FIA homologated cars (12 WRC cars, 5 WRC2)
    Argentina 2017: 22 cars, 19 FIA homologated cars (13 WRC cars, 6 WRC2)
    Australia 2017: 33 cars, 18 FIA homologated cars (12 WRC cars, 1 WRC2)
    Last year it was mandatory WRC2 rallies, and this year don't, so that could be one of reason why we have increase of that class entries in Mexico, and probably will have in Argentina and Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rp View Post
    Yes! Of course the numbers are at the same level, but at least WRC2 is much better...

    Mexico 2018: 31 cars, 25 FIA homologated cars (11 WRC cars, 9 WRC2)

    Mexico 2017: 24 cars, 21 FIA homologated cars (12 WRC cars, 5 WRC2)
    Argentina 2017: 22 cars, 19 FIA homologated cars (13 WRC cars, 6 WRC2)
    Australia 2017: 33 cars, 18 FIA homologated cars (12 WRC cars, 1 WRC2)
    And all of those three last year events include one 2016 WRC car each. So basically only Argentina 2017 is better in that sense, but still that includes the private cars of Østberg and Bertelli, now we have 11 works cars, all of which can be expected to be competitive.

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    Is there a pick'em for who is going to complain the most about road sweeping and dust (and no wind) for the first 3 or more drivers into the stage start order in Mexico (Neuville, Ogier, Latvala...?)
    Colin Clark was suggesting (in the kitchen talk after sweden) the front runner could lose a minute on day 1 in Mexico. Neuville's tactic might be make as much dust as possible if there is no wind.

    The weather forecast in the lead up to the event looks dry with minimal light showers during the event (at this point in time)

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    someone going to Mexico? some meeting?

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    Yes
    GG: "I'm stinky! I needa good shower and nice bowl of pasta!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    Is there a pick'em for who is going to complain the most about road sweeping and dust (and no wind) for the first 3 or more drivers into the stage start order in Mexico (Neuville, Ogier, Latvala...?)
    Colin Clark was suggesting (in the kitchen talk after sweden) the front runner could lose a minute on day 1 in Mexico. Neuville's tactic might be make as much dust as possible if there is no wind.

    The weather forecast in the lead up to the event looks dry with minimal light showers during the event (at this point in time)
    Neuville will either be an insufferable angry dick or completely complacent with his situation. No middle ground.

    I suppose Ogier will make some remark on how much he cleans too and Latvala might say something about the dust.

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