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    We have announced a change to our senior management for the forthcoming @OfficialWRC season with Team Principal Michel Nandan departing the company after six years. #HMSGOfficial #WRC

    Hyundai Motorsport extends its sincerest thanks to Michel for his significant contribution to the team’s growth and development over the past six years, and we wish him all the best for the future.

    Andrea Adamo will take on the new role of Team Director, heading up our WRC activities with immediate effect, in addition to his existing duties with the i20 R5 and i30 N TCR programs.

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    Nothing against M. Nandan but, as Team Manager, he had to take responsibility for the failure of the team to win the 2018 title. One can add all the "ifs" and "buts" they like, but I'm 100% sure that is how the Hyundai management saw it.
    "Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." Steve McQueen

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    Adamo is now seriously busy. But he's responsible for making the Hyundai TCR car the best on the market and world cup winners.

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    This was probably inevitable after no title wins when they had their best chances.

    The new man has an even tougher job.

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    Well from the outside it seems relatively inevitable.
    In 2017 they had the best car, didn't win any titles due to
    - driver errors (Neuville, not directly Nandans fault),
    - reliability issues,
    - performance issues in Finland and Spain
    - Paddon struggling (two are Nandans fault, 3rd partly).

    This is ok for one season, the big issue is that in 2018 they also loose both titles for almost same reasons:
    - reliability issues, both parts and mechanic related
    - performance issues in Finland and now all tarmac rounds
    - Mikkelsen struggling
    So the only part that really improved was Neuville making less mistakes. Other things were same or worse.

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    I suspect that the difference of job titles between the out-going and in-coming means that perhaps Andreas hasn't been the only one to fight being shifted, since it's been well-known that Nandan was leaving for some time (I noted quite a while ago he was a 'no show' when the entire Hyundai Motorsport staff (over 140 people!) was flown to Korea for an end of season trip....

    One wonders if Adamo will just have this role for a certain amount of time until a full replacement can be hired after they serve their notice period at another employer...

    Step up FX? Shift over Sven? How about a new challenge, Jost?

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    Please, no Capito. I still have nightmares about him in rallying...
    Last edited by cali; 3rd January 2019 at 21:13.

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    it's normal that without results, you would be sacked. the only one in rally world who wasn't sacked despite numerous mistakes is J-M Latvala. but that is another story :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barreis View Post
    it's normal that without results, you would be sacked. the only one in rally world who wasn't sacked despite numerous mistakes is J-M Latvala. but that is another story :P
    He have a hot wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by deephouse View Post
    He have a hot wife
    They're engaged, to be precise.
    ku ois neljä pyörää ku vetäis ni ois vähän eri sekunnit kyllä pätkillä, sen mä takaan

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