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    Breen speaking on Absolute Rally said he had a horrible SD in Sweden and a bad feeling with the car. But on SS1 he went into a corner seemingly too quick and just 'chucked it in and hoped for the best'... and amazingly the car stuck and he thought ok I'll keep this speed and the C3 kept sticking !

    Seems like it was a pure fluke they hit on a good set-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled1978 View Post
    And it wasn't the drivers getting replaced.....
    The former tech director was moved to another PSA department and Matton was hired by the FIA. Most likely, Citroen didnít spend a cent to get rid of them; the same certainly wouldnít be possible if they fired Meeke before the end of his contractÖ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Breen speaking on Absolute Rally said he had a horrible SD in Sweden and a bad feeling with the car. But on SS1 he went into a corner seemingly too quick and just 'chucked it in and hoped for the best'... and amazingly the car stuck and he thought ok I'll keep this speed and the C3 kept sticking !

    Seems like it was a pure fluke they hit on a good set-up.
    Wow, I would assume all the chucking would take place in testing. Also means he was driving at the limit which is exactly what Meeke was complaining about. Gravel is not as forgiving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    Wow, I would assume all the chucking would take place in testing. Also means he was driving at the limit which is exactly what Meeke was complaining about. Gravel is not as forgiving...
    Yes, Breen also said he liked Sweden as it was a 'safe rally', plus he had driven it 5 or 6 times previously.

    Sounds like everything was in his favour there and so the result came. All the more reason not to get too carried away...

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    Also, considering the nature of Absolute Rally and Breen being friends with the guys, it could be that he just made the story a bit funnier than it was actually. To me it sounded like that in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Also, considering the nature of Absolute Rally and Breen being friends with the guys, it could be that he just made the story a bit funnier than it was actually. To me it sounded like that in the first place.
    His surprise at the car working well after a bad SD sounded totally genuine to me.

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    Certainly CitroŽn could have fit in another car (expand service) but points understood re brining in mechanics, parts etc...

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    I was just wondering with Citroen having seeming to have improved the handling of the C3 on gravel/loose surfaces is there a chance it has come at a cost to handling on tarmac? From all accounts it has been suspension geometry and diff changes that have help the handling so could it effect the setup?

    Newton's 3rd law of physics comes to mind. Just a thought and hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge than me can give there thoughts on it.

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    if i remember correctly they had different suspension mount points for tarmac and gravel so it should probably not affect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug83 View Post
    I was just wondering with Citroen having seeming to have improved the handling of the C3 on gravel/loose surfaces
    Actually we can't really be sure how much it improved.

    Sure it was able to fight for win in Mexico... but they won there last year as well but seemed to have issues on every gravel rally after that.

    Yes Breen's performance in Sweden was promising, but it's still way too early to count the problems as fixed.

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