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    Ott gave an interview to our local blog and there he said that as in Ypres, local knowledge plays a very important role, the full support from the team goes to Neuville. Also said that they haven't developed tarmac car after Croatia due to "different problems that were more critical".

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    Quote Originally Posted by flat_right View Post
    Ott gave an interview to our local blog and there he said that as in Ypres, local knowledge plays a very important role, the full support from the team goes to Neuville. Also said that they haven't developed tarmac car after Croatia due to "different problems that were more critical".
    "different problems", was that a reference to the reliability issues?
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flat_right View Post
    Okay, thank you for the info. I think I didn't express myself clearly. As I'm not very familiar with the terminology what I actually meant how are the struts connected now compared to what they had then.
    OK, the first 2017 car had the dampers situated direct on top of the upright both front and rear, mid season 2020 they changed the position to be next to the upright center and lower similar as Ford and Toyota. 2022 car has it next to the upright as well but the rear damper has a big angle with the upper pickup point being a lot more frontwards than in previous models. It`s clearly visible in jump shots and also in videos. What else is different in the geometry I don`t know but the damper angle is very much noticeable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    "different problems", was that a reference to the reliability issues?
    It doesn't come out from the interview so we can only guess. My opinion would be these supply problems + this team structure problems what Ott and Thierry have been talking about. And also some focus on the gravel events.

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    Sordo doing recce for Ypres.

    Sure it might be to get a feeling of stages to help other drivers with setup/tires etc.

    More likely explanation is that he won't be fully retiring this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Sordo doing recce for Ypres.

    Sure it might be to get a feeling of stages to help other drivers with setup/tires etc.

    More likely explanation is that he won't be fully retiring this year.
    I've not seen it rumoured anywhere the Ypres would be on the calendar next year...

    Maybe he's backup in case Oliver gets too scared to start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post

    Maybe he's backup in case Oliver gets too scared to start?
    Wouldn't it be too late for that?

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    Yeah, likely Sordo is recceing just to help others. Ypres has been a spare event now twice, and not planning to be on the calendar next year. If Sordo would now start the event, he wouldn't have had any testing or any tarmac runs in the new car.

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    I sincerely hope we see him for the rest of the season from Greece onwards.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    I seem to recall that after Ypres last year they said it will join on regular basis from 2024 or something like that? But then they put it in this year as a quick insert, so that can happen also before that.

    But yeah, probably more likely he is doing it just as support ("to help others") and not cause he plans to go on next year.

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