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    Third Fiesta - If you were Malcolm who would you use on which rally ?

    Would you like to be a team principle and be faced with their decisions.
    Their are several names being linked with possible part seasons driving a third M-Sport Ford World Rally Team Fiesta.
    Who would you select for each rally ?

    Monte - Bouffier
    Sweden - Ostberg
    Corsica - Camilli
    Mexico - Suninen
    Portugal - Suninen
    Argentina - Ostberg
    Sardegna - Suninen
    Finland - Suninen
    Deutschland - Camilli
    Turkey - Suninen
    Wales GB - Suninen
    Catalunya - Camilli
    Australia - Ostberg
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    Monte - Bouffier
    Sweden - Suninen
    Corsica - Suninen
    Mexico - Suninen
    Portugal - Suninen
    Argentina - Suninen
    Sardegna - Suninen
    Finland - Suninen
    Deutschland - Suninen
    Turkey - Suninen
    Wales GB - Suninen
    Catalunya - Suninen
    Australia - Suninen

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiWRCfan View Post

    Monte - Bouffier
    Sweden - Ostberg
    Corsica - Camilli
    Mexico - Suninen
    Portugal - Suninen
    Argentina - Ostberg
    Sardegna - Suninen
    Finland - Suninen
    Deutschland - Camilli
    Turkey - Suninen
    Wales GB - Suninen
    Catalunya - Camilli
    Australia - Ostberg
    That.

    Edit: I like tommekes suggestion as well though
    Last edited by Watson; 28th December 2017 at 09:43.

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    On all loose surfaces Suninen would outshine both Camilli and Östberg. On tarmac it'd be between Bouffier and Camilli, give Teemu an R5 to gain more experience, maybe Catalunya for first tarmac event in WRC. For planning future prospects, it'd be Suninen only all the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartusvuori View Post
    On all loose surfaces Suninen would outshine both Camilli and Östberg. On tarmac it'd be between Bouffier and Camilli, give Teemu an R5 to gain more experience, maybe Catalunya for first tarmac event in WRC. For planning future prospects, it'd be Suninen only all the year.
    Good point. Ogier will retire eventually and by that time Suninen could be red hot if he gets a lot of wheeltime now.

    I think Řstberg could be faster in certain gravel events if he gets the worksteam info on the setup. He does have loads more experience after all.
    Last edited by Watson; 28th December 2017 at 10:48.

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    I’d swap Suninen for Camilli in GB

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    With Ogier seemingly being a year to year proposition as team leader at M-Sport, like Watson says they do need to think about a succession plan. Tricky one though, as if you're Suninen you've got to be thinking about 2019 - and that next off-season where almost everyone's contract is up for renewal. Maybe only two drivers are contracted through 2019.

    Anyway for me I think it would be a huge shame if we never saw Tidemand given a good shot in a WRC. So if I could pick I'd split the rounds between Pontus and Teemu, allowing them also both a chance at the WRC2 title in between. I'm just slightly conscious of promoting Suninen too early, so this would at least give him more chances to increase his experience without constant pressure.
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    It depends on what M-Sport's priority is... if they are looking short-term to fight for the 2018 titles, or long-term to produce a future WRC winner.

    Given they have kept Ogier I think the Drivers' title is the most likely, so they will look long-term for the 3rd car (money-permitting).
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    How many times M-Sport needed Evans’ manufacturers points? 3

    Argentina
    Evans 22 instead Ogier 14

    Finland
    Evans 22 instead Ogier 0

    Wales
    Evans 25 instead Ogier 17

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