Page 51 of 68 FirstFirst ... 41495051525361 ... LastLast
Results 501 to 510 of 679

Thread: Hyundai WRT

  1. #501
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,269
    Like
    27
    Liked 176 Times in 118 Posts
    Paddon Rally sport was shifting from the Auckland base to a bigger facility in Wanaka (potentially the Cockermouth (M-Sport) of NZ?)
    Paddon Rallysport - winmax brakes, italian shock absorber etc dealer for nz.
    https://www.facebook.com/paddonrallysport/

  2. #502
    Senior Member GravelBen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    549
    Like
    440
    Liked 645 Times in 255 Posts
    Ah yes I forgot about that - new workshop is in Cromwell isn't it? Much cheaper land than Wanaka and not far away. Maybe even at Highlands might make sense.

  3. #503
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    19,746
    Like
    6,519
    Liked 9,811 Times in 4,447 Posts
    The masterful move to seize the services of Sebastien Loeb brings collateral damage. It has been the bombing of the transfer market and, without a doubt, a success for the Hyundai team, but now it is time to recompose the organization chart that was already established. Having all the square logistics, have happened to find a kind of 'tetris' difficult to solve.

    The first problem has been to fit the formation for the inaugural event of the season, the Monte Carlo Rally. With the arrival of Loeb the logical thing would have been to sacrifice Andreas Mikkelsen, with a palmarés much poorer than that of Dani Sordo in the Principality. But the Norwegian has enforced his contract, it is even speculated that by throwing his hands on his lawyers, with what Spanish is left out.

    And the problem is more expensive to the second appointment, Sweden. To this day there is no driver for the third i20 WRC, since Loeb and Sordo, a priori, do not want to run in the snow, and Hayden Paddon, who was the wild card, has rejected the possibility. If they do not change their minds, Loeb or Sordo, the other possible option is to take hold of the 'junior' driver of the team, the Finn Jari Huttunen.

    But the problems do not end there. Loeb wants to run in several of the tests that were originally assigned to Sordo, such as the rallies in France, Germany, Chile or Spain. If Mikkelsen does not give up his pretensions to make the whole championship by enforcing his contract, the Spanish program will be very compromised. A pity, because until the arrival of the French star he had secured 10 participations.
    And, going further, imagine that Loeb wins in Monte Carlo and decides to go also to Sweden. If the leader of the Nordic event were to leave, he could change his initial plans to do only six rallies, and consider fighting for a tenth world title running all the tests. Then the task would be total for Sordo, to which the arrival of his friend of so many years ago is complicating life very much.

    https://as.com/motor/2018/12/15/mas_...o_rsoc=comp_tw

  4. Likes: AnttiL (15th December 2018)
  5. #504
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    141
    Like
    25
    Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
    Well, Rally Sweden entries closes one week before Monte, so a potential Sweden entry will not be decided by a Monte win.
    /peter

  6. #505
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    988
    Like
    5
    Liked 605 Times in 332 Posts
    Rally Sweden has tweeted already, that Loeb will drive there?

  7. Likes: pantealex (16th December 2018)
  8. #506
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    19,746
    Like
    6,519
    Liked 9,811 Times in 4,447 Posts

  9. Likes: pantealex (16th December 2018)
  10. #507
    Senior Member Andre Oliveira's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,026
    Like
    1,415
    Liked 2,924 Times in 1,335 Posts
    If Andreas did that... 2019 is last season on Hyundai for sure.

  11. Likes: pantealex (16th December 2018)
  12. #508
    Senior Member EstWRC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    5,643
    Like
    2,492
    Liked 4,965 Times in 2,064 Posts
    if he keeps performing like he did in 2018 then it will be his last season in wrc anyway
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

  13. Likes: er88 (16th December 2018),pantealex (16th December 2018),T16 (15th December 2018)
  14. #509
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,909
    Like
    177
    Liked 1,194 Times in 654 Posts
    Spanish site speculation..
    Sordo is not "logical" best choice for Monte by any means. He was never as good there as on dry tarmac and even this year Mikkelsen had same speed as him before the alternator issue and was fastest on saturday while Sordo crashed and cost Hyundai manu points.

    On Corsica I agree Sordo would be better choice, but we are not talking about Corsica yet.
    The stuff about Sweden looks like complete speculation as well given the info that got trough.

    The rest 2/3 talk about how Loebs contract limits Sordo, which is indeed true.

  15. #510
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    3,106
    Like
    2,977
    Liked 3,248 Times in 1,407 Posts
    This guy on twitter says that Loeb's program is MC, Sweden, Corsica, Chile, Catalunya and Wales https://twitter.com/F_Gustavsson/sta...19640602570754

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •