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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    I would say their car was only the fastest in the first half of 2017. In the second half they seemed all pretty equally, but citroen and toyota did not have a good leading driver.
    In 2017 JML would have been right in the mix had the Yaris not let him down in Poland and Finland. So that year it was the car, not the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    In 2017 JML would have been right in the mix had the Yaris not let him down in Poland and Finland. So that year it was the car, not the driver.
    yes it was. to me i looks that the toyota was just as fast back then as it is today. if ogier had been in that car he probably would have been champion too, but with more points and more wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    yes it was. to me i looks that the toyota was just as fast back then as it is today. if ogier had been in that car he probably would have been champion too, but with more points and more wins.
    Latvala missed out on at least 15 points in Poland, 25 points in Finland and had the chance of at least 10 points in Germany when he was forced to retire. Don't forget he led the championship that year and was a firm title contender. His only mistakes all year were the roll in Portugal and the PS in Australia.

    The Yaris had, likely, the best engine that year, and was very quick on fast roads, but while it was durable despite it's electrical Gremlins it was a little heavy.

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    Lost track a little bit, but has there been any confirmed news about who's doing Portugal/Sardinia yet out of Loeb and Sordo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Lost track a little bit, but has there been any confirmed news about who's doing Portugal/Sardinia yet out of Loeb and Sordo?
    Sordo does both.

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    14-16.06 Loeb is doing a France local event in the i20 WRC, same weekend when others are in Sardegna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Sordo does both.
    Bit of a shame Loeb won't do either (but I've got nothing against Sordo though)

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    After what we've seen from him in Chile, I hope Loeb's going to do Finland, with a lot of pre-event testing...

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    Take it with a huge pinch of salt as this is from Colin Clark's kitchen table and is just rumours, but he says there's been whispers that Hyundai need to land a title this year or they'll pull the plug on the WRC.

    Seems a bit extreme, but maybe Hyundai finally want something for their efforts and expenditure. Clark saying that if the pressure is that big (or near enough), he wouldn't be surprised to see Loeb get more gravel rallies after his performance in Chile, and Mikkelsen's terrible one. Adamo isn't going to shy away from big decisions

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    Of course they are very eager to win, especially after all this time and coming close many times.
    And I wouldn't be surprised at all for Mikkelsen to get less rallies. He's been delivering way below expectations. In 17/18 he was talking about that he wanted to fight for the title, and that he was targeting it in 18 (in Norwegian media). But his results are way off. I thought maybe second in Argentina would be a turning point, but Chile wasn't exactly a good one.

    He's not finding his comfort in the car, perhaps his last chance is to aim for a seat in a different team

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