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    according to that article i get that he was also driving with the Yaris on tarmac on the same day as Meeke did Rally Germany PET
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    according to that article i get that he was also driving with the Yaris on tarmac on the same day as Meeke did Rally Germany PET
    That's gone completely under the radar.
    ku ois neljä pyörää ku vetäis ni ois vähän eri sekunnit kyllä pätkillä, sen mä takaan

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    really? i find it hard to believe after seein him with the Ford and all the other test vids with him. He is clearly overdriving
    It`s not your average Yaris/Fiesta you use to get from lace A to B. Even there there are differences to get used to, not to mention the difference between rallycars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Even on a stage sometimes it’s hard to tell how effective a car/driver can actually be; I remember watching all 4 cars testing here prior to 2017 gravel events and Meeke’s C3 looked mindblowing fast.
    that is because the c3 was mindblowingly fast. in testing at least, when they had the setup absolutely right and knew the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    that is because the c3 was mindblowingly fast. in testing at least, when they had the setup absolutely right and knew the road.
    Which is pretty much same situation as here...and people assume Suninen wil be fast in the rally based on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    that is because the c3 was mindblowingly fast.
    It looked like it.
    ku ois neljä pyörää ku vetäis ni ois vähän eri sekunnit kyllä pätkillä, sen mä takaan

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    according to that article i get that he was also driving with the Yaris on tarmac on the same day as Meeke did Rally Germany PET
    I had to use translator for that site and I didn't get that impression. Originally those comments are from crash.net and the article was about testing with Toyota. There is comments like “That was quite encouraging for a first day in gravel.” So it was before Rally Finland.

    https://www.crash.net/f1/news/927462...ota-rally-test

    Rallyssimos text is just overlook of Bottas with WRC-cars this summer.

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    Lol there's surely no way Bottas was/is on the pace of a WRC driver even after testing on the same piece of road over and over.

    I can't believe it. If he starts driving WRC cars next season he'll be lucky to be anywhere near even Kimi's level, and even then Kimi started with lesser categories and tried to do a bit of groundwork.

    The guy must be out of a drive at Mercedes F1 next year with all this nonsense and wrc testing.

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    Mäkinen said in Marca.com that he was surprised about the pace of Bottas.

    Testing times doesn't tell much about rallying. After several runs in same short road it turns to be like circuit and then one of the best circuit drivers should be pretty fast. Back in the days Kimi was faster than Loeb and Ogier on test roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    how was it true? did we have a timed test stage for all the cars? Was there so dramatic differences in Monte? Which car was leading the championship after Sweden?
    you doubt that c3 was faster asphalt car at the debut of this category? because that some guys among me had mention,after some dry asphalt tests we had seen.
    That the c3 wasnt leading is totally another (well known) story. It happens for various reasons...see Tanak Latvala Lappi Meeke last years.

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