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    Quote Originally Posted by wrc2017 View Post
    So as Tanak checks out in Rally Finland, and Otsberg has the chance of a lifetime to win Rally Finland and go down as a legend... his stage end comments read..

    OSTBERG:"We are trying to increase the speed step by step, it feels quite good. We're not willing to do anything stupid, at these speeds you want to stay on the roads."

    The car is still as good as yesterday, but Ostberg doesn't have the IT factor.
    So you think he chould take "a Meek".

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    Citroen WRT thread.

    Citroen WRT is doing very well in Finland 2018.

    Why is a kicked driver that finished 8th here last year 3 mins down getting brought up as comparison?

    The world wonders.

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    Hmmm, why would a bunch of rally enthusiasts mention a rally driver in a thread about a rally team that said rally driver is (probably still) contracted to.

    Why did you mention him a couple of posts ago if it winds you up so much? Just chill and allow people to have their conversations, and ignore what you don't want to read, it's not the end of the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Citroen WRT thread.

    Citroen WRT is doing very well in Finland 2018.

    Why is a kicked driver that finished 8th here last year 3 mins down getting brought up as comparison?

    The world wonders.
    Citroen only on the pace because of complete new front and rear geometry including sub frames.. and a new homologated centre diffs, now with Olins dampers.

    For 18 months CWRT drivers had been told to go and win rallys in what obviously was a defective car. With upgrades that were set in motion 9 month ago now on the car...is that not now becoming obvious to even you. which part of the above is wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    If he was so good at setting a car up and testing why did Citroen let him go and keep Kris?
    Meeke's speed is clearly the answer to why he was kept.

    Ostberg hasnt ever been the outright fastest guy... but its not always that that wins rallies and championships.
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    Congratulations to Citroen for this result. If they can repeat this level of competitiveness elsewhere, then this could really stir up the driver market - thinking Paddon, Latvala and even Ogier. If the car can be proven to have the pace, any one of them may be tempted to jump ship from their present team.

    Not taking anything away from Ostberg - that was a rally long performance that many (including me) did not expect.

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    I think we need a few rallies to judge how far Citroen has actually come. Finland is a very smooth and particular rally. I think Turkey, Spain and GB will give a better indication of what progress have actually been made but no doubt they have made progress because let's be realistic, Finland is not a rally Østberg should be able to fight for the lead in.

    This is going to be interesting for 2019 if they, like they promised, bag a driver able to win all events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrc2017 View Post
    Citroen only on the pace because of complete new front and rear geometry including sub frames.. and a new homologated centre diffs, now with Olins dampers.
    For 18 months CWRT drivers had been told to go and win rallys in what obviously was a defective car. With upgrades that were set in motion 9 month ago now on the car...is that not now becoming obvious to even you. which part of the above is wrong?
    Soon after last year tech director replacement the car started to improve and even Meeke admitted it. Mikkelsen was P2 on Germany rough tarmac; Meeke won Catalunya (only 3s down on the gravel leg) and fought for the lead in Australia till hitting a bridge guard. This year all sort of minor incidents (especially punctures and drivers mistakes) undermined final results but stage times in Mexico, Corsica or Argentina proved the car can be fast when properly tuned. Breen brilliantly managed to be P2 in Sweden with Ostberg set up tips and this weekend the Norwegian excelled himself, showing how helpful he can be for Citroen. Congrats to him and the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greencroft View Post
    Congratulations to Citroen for this result. If they can repeat this level of competitiveness elsewhere, then this could really stir up the driver market - thinking Paddon, Latvala and even Ogier. If the car can be proven to have the pace, any one of them may be tempted to jump ship from their present team.
    Yes that makes it really interesting. They now have 2nd places from both Sweden and Finland with 2 different drivers both considered "2nd rate".

    If they are to be serious about doing WRC they need a top driver that can potentially charge for title. Out of these Ogier,Neuville and Latvala seemingly don't have contract for next year and this could help get one of them. (out of these I'd consider Ogier the most likely).

    Paddon I rate a bit below these, but he would also be a good addition. (they won't have any very good tarmac driver in the lineup then though).
    For him it might be more tempting to do a full season with Citroen than half-season in Hyundai.

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    Do anyone know what Citroen has changed in the front suspension/geometry in the last update?
    Any pictures taken in finland that can point to the changes?
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