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    The Finland problem is a relatively minor one, as no matter the driver I don't expect them to suddenly do well after so many years without a single podium.

    The real problems if Loeb does not want to do more rallies are GB, AUS, TUR for Sordo (hasn't never done well in GB, didn't drive AUS the last years and never drove the new Turkey) and one of the two tarmac rallies for Mikkelsen.

    Paddon is clearly the best candidate for those 4 gravel rallies either with Mikkelsen or could keep switching them. For tarmac Breen is about the only possible candidate but based on Loeb's performance in Corsica where he was even one place worse than Mikkelsen the year before I don't see it as very likely that they try another driver. Maybe if Loeb does Germany with good result they will try really hard to convince him to do Spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    Just can't wait to see Huttunen in action tomorrow.
    So Huttenin... that didnt go to plan.

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    Katsuta seemingly in control of that rally today then...

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    Katsuta has quite lot more kilometres in a WRC car under the belt.

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    Have to say I was disappointed with Huttunen's performance. Yes, it was his first competitive outing in a World Rally Car, but still. That wasn't Meeke in that Yaris he was competing against. And that's not to take anything away from Katsuta. A clean and solid drive, well deserved victory for him.

    I guess mr. Adamo's headache about the third i20 WRC for Finland didn't get any better today...
    Last edited by Allez Andruet; 25th May 2019 at 19:39.
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    The easiest solution to this problem is sitting somewhere in New Zealand right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    The easiest solution to this problem is sitting somewhere in New Zealand right now...
    So it seems... too bad Paddon's been completely out of any kind of WRC action since Australia. But I'd still pick him over Sordo or Huttunen (judged by today's event) to do Finland (assuming Le Maestro doesn't wanna do it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    Have to say I was disappointed with Huttunen's performance. Yes, it was his first competitive outing in a World Rally Car, but still.
    You were just expecting too much. Remember, Katsuta has done a snow rally and lots of testing beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    You were just expecting too much. Remember, Katsuta has done a snow rally and lots of testing beforehand.
    Sure he has, but I was expecting Huttunen to arrive at WRC scene in somewhat Lappi/Suninen-kind-of-style. Which, now that we've seen today's results, can be translated into too high expectations. Hard to deny that. Personally disappointing in any case.
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    Hyundai WRT

    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    Sure he has, but I was expecting Huttunen to arrive at WRC scene in somewhat Lappi/Suninen-kind-of-style. Which, now that we've seen today's results, can be translated into too high expectations. Hard to deny that. Personally disappointing in any case.
    Lappi’s Portugal 2017 wasn’t that flamboyant for the first two days. Suninen also spent the Poland Friday morning loop at the bottom positions.

    Still, difficult to judge as long as Katsuta is the only point of comparison.

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