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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Evans was about to win Corsica ahead of the trio and has shined previously also, so you could say he is quite good on black stuff. All the others you mentioned are quite the opposite when it comes to tarmac. Specialist Bouffier had two go`s and well, not the expected result. Camilli has been good in R5 and current speed in WRC is unknown so can`t say anything.
    I was shocked to see Bouffier's speed on Tarmac, I genuinely expected him to pull off something nice.

    As for Camilli, I think he has improved from his disastrous year at M-Sport but he shouldn't be put in a WRC until it's a given that he won't put his life at risk behind the wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mandzij View Post
    I was shocked to see Bouffier's speed on Tarmac, I genuinely expected him to pull off something nice.
    It's 5 years since he was 2nd on Monte, times change.

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    I would think it would be more important for M-Sport to put the quickest driver available in the R5 car.

    That is where their income comes from, not WRC1.

    They really, really need a decent result from that new car.

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    What future to R5? Hire Jan Kopecky?

    M-Sport should picked Grøndal or Tidemand to NORF. Lets see Germany... Camilli very strong in tarmac.

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    Agree on Kopecky. If he wants to drive a Ford, he would give valuable input.

    Otherwise I would look to Italy, many capable asphalt expert there.
    Bonato from France is another good option.

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    Well at the moment they led the WRC2 Pro for manufacturers. So it's not bad at all.

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    That car would win in Lukyanuk hands

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    Following Eric's performance in Finland, I would be very surprised if he's ever used by M-Sport again....

    Probably time to look for someone else for Germany and Turkey....

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    To me problem at MSport spells money. MW never offer free rides. Not in Finland either.
    So in the longtherm he will be the looser. Starting already.

    So he never got payback in any way from Finland, making Skoda selling even more R5 cars in the future...
    "Reis vas pät pat kaar vas kut"
    Tommi Mäkinen, back in the years...

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    The problem is the new Fiesta R5. It has been off the pace in the hands of several drivers now (incl Suninen). The car itself needs to be sorted (certainly on gravel) - not just trying yet another driver.

    Also it hasnt run on a tarmac event yet so may prove much better on that surface. People who tried it at their HQ on tarmac praised it highly.

    As for the WRC Team, Evans is a big loss and that has to be taken into account. Also they do have upgrades coming on the car but they may just be taking a bit longer than expected.

    Dont panic.

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