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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Condroz isn't any typical French asphalt. It's very high speed, bumpy and very dirty event with a lot of mud on the roads.
    Last year it was very dry and there wasn't much mud
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodge33cymru View Post
    From results, it seems similar. Seems to work very well on French tarmac (Bonato in France, Lefebvre in Condroz) and certain conditions but when it's outside that window (wet mud, snow) it struggles. Ostberg will show what the car is properly capable of hopefully and may help 'open' that window. Hopefully a couple of other good drivers have outings in it this year to show more (Lefebvre, Breen, Lukyanuk). Bonato's pace at MC will be inconclusive either way.
    Apparently the small window of a optimal use explanation was only valid for the WRC car. The R5 suffered from some minor reliability issues but it looked competitive in all surfaces, although it was mainly driven by 3rd class drivers (no offense). Having Ostberg is a really boost for the program.
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    The launch of new Ford Fiesta R5 is postponed until July - says Richard Millener.

    “We’ve done about 10 or 12 days testing at the moment, and have the same amount again still to do."

    “The idea is that it will be released with July homologation, so hopefully from Finland onwards we’ll be seeing some new cars appear.

    “That is the next big step for us, because that’s where we were making the budget which allowed us to go rallying in WRC. It is all linked together, so it’s really important that the R5 is successful as well.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Condroz isn't any typical French asphalt. It's very high speed, bumpy and very dirty event with a lot of mud on the roads.
    It isn't even French..
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    Quote Originally Posted by EightGear View Post
    It isn't even French..
    Sorry, my bad, I went back and edited to add that example and forgot to update the adjective.


    Surprised that "July" is considered a delay for the Fiesta R5, that's the only date I've heard before!
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