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    So what happens if Loeb wins the Monte and Sweden then?
    Still just six rounds?...
    I would be surprised.
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    Loeb himself only wants to do 6 rounds. I think either the Hyundai press release or Motorsport interview says this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    Loeb himself only wants to do 6 rounds. I think either the Hyundai press release or Motorsport interview says this.
    I know, I'm aware of this, but I just think his (and Hyundai's) mind(s) might be changed if he nails the first two events with wins. Don't forget, not that long ago he only waned to do three rounds and not long before that, he had retired altogether.
    I just think it would be absolutely amazing for the sport if he did have another crack at the WDC.

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    Paddon just confirmed on his social media that he was offered only 1 rally (which is an insult) and he declined so there won't be any WRC for him this year.

    That is just wrong to retain Mikkelsen over him like this...

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    Wow, that sucks. 1 rally is a slap in the face. I hope he gets picked up by MSport....

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    I hope he gets picked up by MSport....
    I think Hayden himself ruled out that option, saying it's Hyundai or nothing.

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    I agree.. it seems as if he waited too long?? Devastating for him. They offered him one rally because they know he would say no. Maybe he will show up in WRC 2 Pro...

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    Things happen for reasons, not excuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    I agree.. it seems as if he waited too long?? Devastating for him. They offered him one rally because they know he would say no. Maybe he will show up in WRC 2 Pro...
    From his comments (though he wasn't so blunt) it wasn't him waiting, it was the team stringing him along with empty promises to delay things while they screwed him over behind the scenes.

    I don't think Hyundai NZ will be very happy either, NZ is a small country that values old-fashioned things like loyalty and honesty - by treating their local brand ambassador like this the WRC team have probably just cost them quite a lot of sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grundo Farb View Post
    Paddon just confirmed on his social media that he was offered only 1 rally (which is an insult) and he declined so there won't be any WRC for him this year.

    That is just wrong to retain Mikkelsen over him like this...
    Mikkelsen had a contract. Paddon, Sordo and Loeb had not. The last two got picked over Paddon.

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