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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    With that photo it seems like Toyota will keep the same livery.
    Hard to change because it´s GAZOO RACING livery.
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    How Toyota plans to dominate the 2019 WRC season

    https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...9-car/4320405/

    nice article with Tom Fowler explaining the coming updates and etc
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    How Toyota plans to dominate the 2019 WRC season

    https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...9-car/4320405/

    nice article with Tom Fowler explaining the coming updates and etc
    Excellent piece by David Evans giving the historical context of Toyota's previous WRC team and cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    It will be interesting if Meeke is competitive with Tanak in the Yaris. It would show how fast the car is compared to the others.
    Kind of puzzled tbh. Aren't Tanak and Latvala more than good indicators? Going by both of them Yaris was similar to the other cars in first half of 2018, faster on most surfaces in second half.

    As written in the interview the only place they seem to struggle is rough gravel (Turkey, Sardinia, Portugal) where they have to go with more "safe" setup that gives less traction. (or alternatively you could say that the "normal" gravel setup is too risky - ref. GB where they were on the sumpguard on ever other corner).

    Meeke is not really a candidate for a stable (performance wise) driver; when everything works (or he risks) he is top3, when not 8+. Also C3 before/during multiple changes is not a good reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    How Toyota plans to dominate the 2019 WRC season

    https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...9-car/4320405/

    nice article with Tom Fowler explaining the coming updates and etc
    Toyota grew into a dominant force with an outstanding roster of drivers, inventive engineers and a spectacular resource from the mothership.

    History, it appears, is about to repeat itself.
    How can he write that article without even mentioning Toyota's most memorable inventive engineering?
    Talking about history repeating itself just begs the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregor-y View Post
    How can he write that article without even mentioning Toyota's most memorable inventive engineering?
    Talking about history repeating itself just begs the question.

    Quite. I found it amusing that the history lesson stopped in 1994, before the real engineering inventiveness really began!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregor-y View Post
    How can he write that article without even mentioning Toyota's most memorable inventive engineering?
    Because you only have limited amount of space for history recollection in a story that is primarily about the upcoming season. Selective? Could be, but let's also note that the story didn't mention the Corolla WRC either, which undeniably would have to be considered as a success story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    It will be interesting if Meeke is competitive with Tanak in the Yaris. It would show how fast the car is compared to the others.
    What do you mean exactly?

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    Very rare that an article written today would have even a hint of criticism of a team if the journalist wants any more access and free lunches in hospitality. Read a book recently that was an official history of the Citroen rally team and it didn't even feature a picture of the BX 4TC so Evans was hardly going to mention Toyota's turbos was he?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Very rare that an article written today would have even a hint of criticism of a team if the journalist wants any more access and free lunches in hospitality. Read a book recently that was an official history of the Citroen rally team and it didn't even feature a picture of the BX 4TC so Evans was hardly going to mention Toyota's turbos was he?!
    Which turbos?

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