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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.
    This. I also remember Rally Finland shakedown 2018 and seeing Rovanperä and thinking "wow he's careful on the first pass" and it was the fastest time.

    It's a different thing to watch a testing video and say "wow that looks great/spectacular/enjoyable" or "wow that car will be faster than the others"

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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    He has same right to enter rally as anyone else. If he or his sponsors can fund it, it’s most certainly not for the average rally fan to dispute.
    Bring it on, I say.
    The only downside could be that a certain sponsor would find it more interesting to put their money on a famous F1 driver rather than an upcoming talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    from videos we had seen till THIS time ,yes it was true.
    Of course at future plenty changed.
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    More on Bottas: https://www.rallyssimo.it/2019/08/16...la-yaris-dice/

    "The same Finnish driver is enthusiastic about these experiences on rally cars, as he himself states:

    "It's really fun. When I tested the Yaris it was great, driving such a powerful car on the tarmac is incredible, especially for me coming from the track. At the end of that day, I was in line with the times of Kris Meeke, who had tested a few hours before me.

    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
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

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    I don't get the comparison vs. Meeke. Bottas has never driven the Yaris on tarmac?

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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
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

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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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