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    fck it! Idiotic team with an idiotic decisions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTR View Post
    Who will step in his car Al Qassimi? Lefebvre... .
    Yep... dream team on his way

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    Two car team rest of the year with more drives for Østberg? Al-Qassimi on third when he wants

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    Press release reads like Citroen are saving Meeke from himself. In reality I think they are looking at a hefty chassis and parts bill and someone has made a call. I can't remember who said it earlier but he's not worth what he's costing them. I think the manner of this is bad from Citroen. It's a bullshit press release. But I don't think the end result is all that surprising.

    As for Meeke's own social media post. Let's be real Kris isn't sat there at his computer doing this all himself. His brother Barry does his social media for him so it could be that this post has been ready for a while and it just was posted unfortunately very close to Citroen's announcement. You'd like to think they told him more than an hour before slapping out the press release. Or I guess it could have been deliberately timed to make Citroen look bad. Who knows - the comment about the support of Budar particularly stands out. But maybe just with hindsight.

    Sadly I'm not sure how Meeke fits back in now at WRC level. Perhaps he could replace Elfyn next year if his general trend this season continues. But I think that may be it.
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    Good move by Citroen!

    Kri$ Meeke is safe, alive and healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Seems they are saying the publicity of the crashes is damaging the Citroen brand ...

    Where do they say that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    Where do they say that?
    Reading between the lines...

    The PR Dept wouldnt want more pictures like that going around the world.

    Do you really believe its 'safely issues' and a 'preventative measure' to save Meeke from himself ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Reading between the lines...

    Do you really believe its 'safely issues' and a 'preventative measure' to save Meeke from himself ?
    Not only Meeke and Nagle, but spectators too. The media backlash would do great damage to Citroen brand if Meeke's accident would hurt any of the spectators, especially considering Citroen has had numerous warnings from all those crashes.

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    Obviously they have been wanting to get
    rid of him, purely because the results are not there.

    Not fair to do it mid season, but honestly they gave him plenty of chances.

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    It certainly doesnt fit in with their latest Ad campaign: 'Comfort is the new cool'... this is their future direction.

    I think they were going to pull the plug on WRC at the end of the season anyway, and they dont want to risk damage to their brand before they go.
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