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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTR View Post
    And why the hell they don't "have the money" for testing, permanent 3rd car, for example signing Ogier (despite they wanted him) & Mikkelsen (who was desperate for getting a drive)...
    Because of bad market, budget restraints and not enough sponsorship money. Fairly easy calculations. When PSA find it economically viable to spend lots of money on their team, they will.

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    I don't think budget is the main problem. MSport made due with less. Sure more money wouldn't be bad, but better management, better developed car and a lead driver who doesn't crash two times every rally is really what was missing.

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    Unless Citroen start to spend proper money, plus sign Ogier for 2019, they dont have a chance to compete.

    The other Teams have been doing things properly since 2017 and have better cars and the best driver's signed up.

    Citroen - go hard or go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    Btw, we don't even know whether Meeke is allowed to compete in WRC with any other manufacturer this season. Who knows, if the contract hasn't been terminated, Citroen can probably force him to "sit out" the rest of the season - IF they would want to do that in the first place.

    For Finland for example, it would be a bit strange if the winner of 2016 edition won't be there in 2018 (nor last year's third...).
    Given what looks from the outside tight finances for PSA I doubt they would stop him driving for a different manufacturer, and given the fairly bad publicity they have dealt themselves with the manner in which they appear to have fired Kris, stopping him driving for someone else would only create more. No mention of him on their Twitter account now either.
    Also, if Kris was contracted to drive the whole of the season, as Matton had publicly stated before, they wouldn't have a leg to stand on. If it went to court it could be argued that PSA were hindering Kris' future employment opportunities and that could get costly.

    As for Kris getting an Msport drive this season, well, they have Ogier as number one driver and Evans, Sunninen both podiums in Portugal so I don't see either losing a drive at the minute. As they say, to finish first, first you must finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Unless Citroen start to spend proper money, plus sign Ogier for 2019, they dont have a chance to compete.
    Nobody is going to sign Ogier for 2019 as it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Nobody is going to sign Ogier for 2019 as it seems.
    Perfect, stay at M-Sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post

    As for Kris getting an Msport drive this season, well, they have Ogier as number one driver and Evans, Sunninen both podiums in Portugal so I don't see either losing a drive at the minute. As they say, to finish first, first you must finish.
    Fourth car with his own sponsors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Nobody is going to sign Ogier for 2019 as it seems.
    If thats the case, i hope he wins 5 more championships with m-sport.

    Any team that doesn't try to sign ogier doesn't deserve to be champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    Any team that doesn't try to sign ogier doesn't deserve to be champion.
    why ?
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    Well some people clearly think that he is the only one that should win the titles. Others are there just for messing around... Any team and any driver deserve to be a champion, if it's by hard work or unluck by others. As long as they are there they have a chance.

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