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    Rumor has it Loeb looked at a pic of the Hyundai and told the group over the phone "add two degrees caster in front and 1 degree toe in at the rear and all should be good"... wallah!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL14 View Post
    Maybe Neuville had a role on this. Mikkelsen is his friend and he never got along with Paddon. But this is pure speculation
    Right from the beginning Neuville saw Paddon as a threat rather than as a team mate. I have seen it happen on an event first hand.
    Things happen for reasons, not excuses.

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    Haha what will be the case with Loeb. He could easily beat him.

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    Lets hope Mikkelsen and Loeb gets a tough training camp, with 10 hr driving for a week, so they know the car so well so it becomes a part of them! And also the engineer of their choice, so communication netween driver and tech staff improves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk2 RS2000 View Post
    Right from the beginning Neuville saw Paddon as a threat rather than as a team mate. I have seen it happen on an event first hand.
    perhaps up until 2016, when paddon was only 22 points down on neuville. i doubt he sees him as any kind of threat nowadays, since they're clearly on a different level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    perhaps up until 2016, when paddon was only 22 points down on neuville. i doubt he sees him as any kind of threat nowadays, since they're clearly on a different level.
    Not so. Paddon is well capable of matching Neuville on the stages when permitted the opportunity to do so. So no change in that regard.
    But it's a lesson Paddon perhaps should've learned early in the programme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk2 RS2000 View Post
    Right from the beginning Neuville saw Paddon as a threat rather than as a team mate. I have seen it happen on an event first hand.
    Paddon wasnt so ''kind'' of words to Neuville these days also.The days Neuville was in doubt at Hyundai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Yes, because being the last WRC on tarmac, when ones teammate is second or atleast fighting for the podium ( ADAC and RACC) really aren`t the indicator of drivers...its just learning for over a year....
    Let's write it again, this time even more clear: All 3 Hyundai drivers won WRC rounds before.
    So Let's look on the 2/3 of the team that you skipped over so fast.
    Neuville won Corsica in 2017 and both him and Sordo were fighting for win in Germany in 2017 and Sordo was also in Spain.

    This year Neuville was 5th or 6th (if you count Lappi) fastest on pace in Corsica, lucky to manage 3rd with both Citroens crashing. In Germany none had top 2 pace and again Neuville got really lucky with Ogier puncture and Latvala and Sordo out. In Spain they were 6th and 7th in speed, and both lost to Evans whom they easily beat in Corsica.

    Their 5 year long lack of pace in Finland is something you ignored completely. "Doesn't suit the car" is what they say.

    But yeah driver lineup is the main issue that they need to work on...

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    Think that you will find that now they have the Paddon transmission option available that the car will be a lot better performed on the faster stages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk2 RS2000 View Post
    Right from the beginning Neuville saw Paddon as a threat rather than as a team mate. I have seen it happen on an event first hand.
    2015 Rally of Sardinia. Neuville was #1 in the team as lead driver and Paddon was #3 on the list driving the bitza car which was the old one only slightly updated. Paddon was leading after two day when the transmission mounting broke out of the casing and they finished day two with oil leaking everywhere and with ratchet straps and zip ties holding the transmission in place. That evening at service the crew set about with more temporary repairs in and endeavour to make the car mobile and strong enough to limp to the finish as there was no spare transmission for that car. Hayden drove brilliantly the next day and nursed the car home in second place behind Ogier and ahead of Neuville.

    However, and this is where it gets interesting, when Paddon arrived back at service at the end of day two there was a spare unused upgraded transmission that was sitting there as part of Neuville's kit and the use of that transmission was vetoed by the man himself.

    To put is in simple term, if Hayden did not finish the next day then Neuville would improve his placing and personal points tally.

    Self before team and that is going to be very interesting to watch during 2019.
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