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    New Toyota wing tested in Greece

    Chris Ingram (GBR) - Ross Whittock (GBR)
    * European Rally Champions 2019 *

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    This is the wing used in Germany. Don't see any changes since then and nothing in common with the "secret" wing they tested in Finland.
    Is this a picture from the test in Greece that was before Germany?

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    Yep, but it looks like its moved tighter to the rear of the car ?

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    How sure are you that this pic is not from pre-Germany testing?
    Why would they first test a much smaller wing with massive changes in Finland and then go back to Greece with same wing?

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    https://drivetribe.com/p/a-passenger...SNSGxBpLk5aumw

    I notice in the link above that they are not using the electro-hydraulic system generally used on the rally stages. I can't even see the gear paddle behind the steering wheel. Anyone know the reason for this?

    Cost savings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itix View Post
    https://drivetribe.com/p/a-passenger...SNSGxBpLk5aumw

    I notice in the link above that they are not using the electro-hydraulic system generally used on the rally stages. I can't even see the gear paddle behind the steering wheel. Anyone know the reason for this?
    Cost savings?
    Paddle is obviously there in place. I can see two reasons - paddle shifting system was broken and they continued driving with manual shifting or they were testing/checking backup system, as sometimes you need to do it. For sure it was not cost saving, you can see he needed to use clutch as cut-off system is not working without paddle, so for sure it was worse for gearbox internals/clutch than fully functioning paddle.

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    That was not a test but codrives for journalists in Ford Performance Drive days. Next day with Pontus paddle shift worked fine again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by br21 View Post
    Paddle is obviously there in place. I can see two reasons - paddle shifting system was broken and they continued driving with manual shifting or they were testing/checking backup system, as sometimes you need to do it. For sure it was not cost saving, you can see he needed to use clutch as cut-off system is not working without paddle, so for sure it was worse for gearbox internals/clutch than fully functioning paddle.
    Didn't see the paddle but maybe I didn't pay close enough attention.

    Likely it is like you say.

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    Now we got an uncensored test clip of the new Yaris rear wing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72-fPxhlMrw

    I think the video is edited to pause for a couple of times, I thought my internet was frozen

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    Elfyn Evans is set to get back behind the wheel of a rally car this week in a test, having been passed fit following a back injury which has kept him out of WRC competition for over two months

    https://t.co/1l43KzMoII

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