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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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    Quote Originally Posted by deephouse View Post
    Well at the moment they led the WRC2 Pro for manufacturers. So it's not bad at all.
    Skoda is leading PRO Manufacturer, M-Sport had 84 points lead after 5-rallies...
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    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.

    Dont panic.
    That ERC Italy was on tarmac...
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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