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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    In case of any thoughts Paddon has of "proving Adamo wrong" by beating Breen...

    It must be remembered that Breen is there to provide solid 3rd car points should anything happen to Hyundai's 1 & 2. He wont be free to fly and fight for a top position.

    Paddon would have to beat some regular WRC drivers to re-show his quality in Finland.
    That's a fair point, but for the record, I think Breen will have an absolute corker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Anything worse than 5th place (or pace around it) would be a big disappointment from Paddon after he was 4th in "worse" car last year.
    But things are different this year, he hasnt been in a WRC car for 8 months and its a new car to him. 5th or 6th would be very okay for me, anything better than that, awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    But things are different this year, he hasnt been in a WRC car for 8 months and its a new car to him. 5th or 6th would be very okay for me, anything better than that, awesome!
    I would actually look at the performance.
    I mean there are a lot of variables to judge him from his last position. If he arrives 5th but other 6 drivers will have mechanical problems and he wasn't near the pace on friday morning that will be a bad 5th place.
    If he set top times consistently but will arrive 5th but only 30-40 seconds from the first it will be an awesome 5th place.
    I hope the best for him, always liked him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    That's a fair point, but for the record, I think Breen will have an absolute corker.
    Hopefully Breen will have a great run. He's certainly 'match-fit' with all of the events he's done this year.

    Paddon - who knows. The events in NZ have been won easily so he isnt really used the the pressure the WRC will provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Hopefully Breen will have a great run. He's certainly 'match-fit' with all of the events he's done this year.
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    Paddon - who knows. The events in NZ have been won easily so he isnt really used the the pressure the WRC will provide.
    Breen is not the problem here, it's the Hyundai. How will the weakest of all four cars fair? Ogier and Lappi can be in the top 3. Suninen can also be up there. Then you have three Toyota's. Neuville should be a lot more comfy in the i20 than Breen. If nobody has issues Breen can find himself in 8-10th place.

    Edit: I also forgot Elfyn who came in second in 2017.
    Last edited by racerx1979; 9th July 2019 at 14:36.

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    Last year road position seemed to have a lot to say though. Paddon and Breen have great one, Neuville quite bad.

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    The number of different cars Breen has driven (and won in !) this year should hold him in good stead for getting used to the i20 quickly.

    I would hope Paddon will find the Fiesta pretty good to drive. It is normally pretty good in Finland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    I expect huge "Hyundai NZ" logo on side of that Fiesta ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKS View Post
    I expect huge "Hyundai NZ" logo on side of that Fiesta ))
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