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    Maybe they just realise they can get much more...

    Maybe they just realise they can get much more publicity mileage by leaving people guessing for longer even if it is already decided.
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    When was the centre diff control ever about being...

    When was the centre diff control ever about being "safe"? I thought their argument was that it gives more freedom to adapt car behaviour to different drivers preference.
  3. Thread: Turkey 2018

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    OGI: "That's meant to be my line, now I have to...

    OGI: "That's meant to be my line, now I have to think of something else to complain about"

    TAN: "Can't we stop talking and just drive already?"
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    Sad news. I didn't know Kevin all that well but...

    Sad news. I didn't know Kevin all that well but had chatted with him a few times when we were shooting photos in the same place, nice guy.
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    Then Hirvonen deserved to beat Loeb that year,...

    Then Hirvonen deserved to beat Loeb that year, and Loeb was not a worthy champion because he would not have won without team orders.
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    Not just another era, even in the Loeb era he...

    Not just another era, even in the Loeb era he would have won at least one title if Ford had used team orders the same way Citroen did.
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    I know that Paddon would prefer to stay loyal to...

    I know that Paddon would prefer to stay loyal to Hyundai if he has the option (and he helps their image in the NZ market a lot, dominating NZRC rallies in the Hyundai NZ AP4 car too) but if they only...
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    Someone with more knowledge of the technical...

    Someone with more knowledge of the technical detail can correct me if I'm wrong - my understanding is that proper AP4 regs specify a 1.6L engine, but most of the manufacturers involved didn't have...
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    I don't think they would need an extra tarmac...

    I don't think they would need an extra tarmac driver. Sure its not his preferred surface, but he isn't that bad on tarmac (most often 5th or 6th which is useful points) and I think its mostly just...
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    Funny enough despite his 'useless on tarmac'...

    Funny enough despite his 'useless on tarmac' reputation Paddon was actually bringing in fairly consistent points on tarmac in 2016/17 - obviously not challenging for podiums and wins like he has on...
  11. Thread: Citroen WRT

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    Ostberg has never been that good on tarmac, plus...

    Ostberg has never been that good on tarmac, plus it was his first tarmac rally in a year or two. Expectations were low.
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    Yes, its pretty ridiculous for people to say he's...

    Yes, its pretty ridiculous for people to say he's had a terrible 2018 when he has hardly been in the car. And don't forget that about half of his bad results in 2017 were from mechanical problems not...
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    How does the weather and road condition compare?

    How does the weather and road condition compare?
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    Good day out at Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday....

    Good day out at Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday. Quite a novelty having no snow or rain and hardly any mud there compared to the last few years. There was even some dust!

    Bunch of photos here:...
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    Someone put a Fiesta in a box.

    Someone put a Fiesta in a box.
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    Always loved that classic video of Snijers...

    Always loved that classic video of Snijers hustling the M3 around the Manx.
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    :D Doesn't take a rocket scientist to suggest...

    :D Doesn't take a rocket scientist to suggest that line-up does it!
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    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/823/40791416165_de5...

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/823/40791416165_de558b79c4_o.jpgDSC_4709 by Ben, on Flickr

    AP4 has one out of three at least!

    :D

    all three if Polo and Fiesta will do instead of Golf and...
  19. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    I got that from watching it live and the day...

    I got that from watching it live and the day highlights :rolleyes:. They showed a small spin in SS6 (maybe spin is the wrong word, more like a half spin and slide wide) and a problem with second gear...
  20. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    In Sardegna the car broke after he had spun it...

    In Sardegna the car broke after he had spun it twice and backed it into the bales, so that breakage might have been his fault. Can't say for sure though, maybe it would have happened anyway.
  21. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    Added some extra comments to yours above. ...

    Added some extra comments to yours above.

    Sordo has been driving his best in a long time, but I don't think Mikkelsen has been as good as the team expected him to be.

    Finland is the first rally...
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    ;) Couldn't help myself... I'd say sorry but...

    ;)

    Couldn't help myself... I'd say sorry but I'm not.
  23. Thread: WRC Testing

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    I'm not a twitterer (maybe a twit though), didn't...

    I'm not a twitterer (maybe a twit though), didn't see that vid until it appeared on FB a few hours later. Good angle.
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    I thought it was a photo of NOT?

    I thought it was a photo of NOT?
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    Flying home from Finland I would think... why is...

    Flying home from Finland I would think... why is that?
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