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    Quote Originally Posted by skarderud View Post
    The only driver with a contract for 19 is Mikkelsen?

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    Both Mikkelsen and Tanak have contracts for 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiWRCfan View Post
    Both Mikkelsen and Tanak have contracts for 2019
    Mikkelsen not necessarily.

    It's understood the options on the second year are in the team's favour...

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    Mikkelsen gets closer to becoming ostberg vol. 2 year by year... a nobody with a rich daddy.
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    Earlier in the season I've read that Hyundai would have introduced few upgrades to the car for Deutschland Rallye. Are they testing them or did they change plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.O.T View Post
    Mikkelsen gets closer to becoming ostberg vol. 2 year by year... a nobody with a rich daddy.
    At the end of next year we wll know for sure.This moment its a bit early to judje him.When he was at vw he was a rising driver,actually 3rd driver.This year is his first as leading driver along with Neuville,so be patient until the end of next season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nafpaktos View Post
    At the end of next year we wll know for sure.This moment its a bit early to judje him.When he was at vw he was a rising driver,actually 3rd driver.This year is his first as leading driver along with Neuville,so be patient until the end of next season.
    Did Mikkelson even do Finland? he was anonymous... there could be some clearing out of the divisions next year

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    Mikkelson?
    Sordo?
    Paddon?
    Evans?

    Maybe not Breen, but he soon need to start showing something... if Ogier goes to Citroen, I dont see room, unless he outbids Otsberg?

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    Mikkelsen has to the be the biggest disappointment of 2018.

    After all his 'desperate to get back to WRC' talk and then landing a great full-time seat in possibly the best car, he has done virtually nothing. He's scored a third of the points of Neuville who everyone used to think he was superior to..
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    This has been a polarized year indeed with only the big three winning rallies and others getting only podiums here and there. Breen, Evans, Mikkelsen and Latvala have had ”difficult” seasons, Lappi and Suninen are still rookies and others have only part time seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    This has been a polarized year indeed with only the big three winning rallies and others getting only podiums here and there. Breen, Evans, Mikkelsen and Latvala have had ”difficult” seasons, Lappi and Suninen are still rookies and others have only part time seasons.
    Yeah that's a fair point.

    Basically there are only 4 drivers who you could say have good season:
    3 full time (Neuville, Ogier, Tanak) and Sordo

    for all others there is some good result here and there but overall less than expected.

    If we going for biggest disappointment then Latvala takes it ahead of Mikkelsen for me. Car he developed and fought for title with last year. Now slowest Toyota and with crashes as well. The "suspension failures " that always plagued him are also back. Also an interesting static. Latval has not a lead a WRC event for a single stage this season. Sad I though he was great last season and his mojo got back after 2016.

    Mikkelsen is close second, most of the disappointment comes from the contrast between the 3 rounds in Hyundai last year.

    Evans would win the award for some british journalists. I still remember Colin Clark claiming at kitchen table after wales that Evans will fight for title this year no matter what car he is in.

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    Mikkelsens season has been terrible so far, no doubt about that.
    But lets not forget, both Portugal and Sardegna looked really good for Mikkelsen until the car broke down. Not his fault and nothing he could do about it. Finland was disappointing but lets give the guy a break. With him coming to Finland with most likely two podiums from the two last rallies, no one would speak about his bad season.

    Lets see what he can do the rest of this season and the start of 2019. It took Neuville 4-5 years to adapt to the Hyundai. Mikkelsen has been in the team less than a year....

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