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    If Citroen cant/dont get Ogier for 2019, who is the next best option ?

    IMO it's Sordo. He's driving better than ever, has great experience (also with the team), plus Spain is a huge market for Citroen road cars.

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    Sordo's been such a steady number two for so long can he really lead a team at this point? Then again has he ever had the opportunity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    If Citroen cant/dont get Ogier for 2019, who is the next best option ?

    IMO it's Sordo. He's driving better than ever, has great experience (also with the team), plus Spain is a huge market for Citroen road cars.
    Maybe Lappi is the man. Then they get a very talented man on his way up.
    If they want a more secure solution, Latvala as a clear number onedriver, is still a winner imo.
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    Problem for Citroen is their car is currently the least desirable for any driver, and I don't really see anyone in WRC just going somewhere for the cash.

    Maybe someone like Paddon is the answer.. currently in a rut but still with potential.

    Lappi I guess is under long term contract with Toyota, and frankly why would he want to leave?

    And Citroen bin Meeke and take Latvala? Hmmm.

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    Pontus or Evans?

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    Sure I read somewhere that Skoda were willing to release PT so he could chase the Shitroen drive but the French said no thanks. Think Evans going there would sink all UK presence in the WRC!

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    Lappi won't be leaving the Toyota Barn
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    If Citroen can't get Ogier or Neuville they would need to get one of the Toyota guys and seems like it's a happy relationship both ways. So yes, Paddon, Sordo and Evans are their next best bets - the only rally winners available - considering that Mikkelsen is already signed to Hyundai. It does not look good for Citroen.

    I was suspecting a crazy silly season already ongoing but it seems all quiet on that front.

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    Allegedly Pierre Budar has indeed had conversations about Lappi with Erik Veiby.

    For sure Lappi is out of contract at the end of this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    Allegedly Pierre Budar has indeed had conversations about Lappi with Erik Veiby.

    For sure Lappi is out of contract at the end of this year.
    Maybe also Pontus?
    Would be smart of Even Management to get him matched in WRC, even if he is to be with a possible VAG push in the top class!
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