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    Like Paddon has stated, Hyundai is his only option. Also, we could possibly see both Tidemand and Breen at M-Sport at various events. I doubt either would do a full season anyway.

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    He have last chance because most probably Kalle will be up there in 2020 if everything goes as planned. And we all know that everyone involved is hungry for more, even Meeke won't retire after that season. Maybe Solberg want a drive too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deephouse View Post
    And we all know that everyone involved is hungry for more, even Meeke won't retire after that season. Maybe Solberg want a drive too.
    Whether a driver retires is usually not up to him alone to decide

    Anyway If choice for some team is between Tidemand, Breen, Paddon and Østberg then it's up to the aims of the team.

    Paddon and Østberg are better choice for secure manu points (for example 3rd car at Citroen, though both are slow on tarmac).

    Tidemand is an unknown that potentialy can be better and cash them some money when he moves on (or not), so good choice for Msport. At this moment I don't have much faith in Pontus. But multiple drivers have performed better or worse in different categories before. Also Suninen wasn't all that impressive in R5 while his 2017 WRC starts were impressive. (2018 less so)

    Breen ends up somewhere between those driver types.

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    Then let's not forget that Toyota is seriously invested in Katsuta with so extensive programe for 2019. Maybe in 2020 they want him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by able1 View Post
    Pontus chose the worst time to leave r5 and climb to wrc. Why should any team pick him over drivers like Paddon and Breen who as we know are without a works seat next season. In any case Paddon and Breen are much safer choice. Lets not forget that there is only one possible seat available and thats incase msport is still there in 2019.
    Look at his age and experience...too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deephouse View Post
    Then let's not forget that Toyota is seriously invested in Katsuta with so extensive programe for 2019. Maybe in 2020 they want him in.
    Don't think he'll take any existing seat though, no matter what. If he has a good year they'll just run a 4th car for Katsuta, the Japanese will pay for it.

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    Kalle aiming for Toyota. MSport isn´t an option for him in 2020, if nothing dramatic happens for Malcolms team, meaning he founds some big fundings.
    "Reis vas pät pat kaar vas kut"
    Tommi Mäkinen, back in the years...

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    Worth noting here that Pontus said on Twitter/Facebook that he has left Even Management.

    https://twitter.com/PontusTidemand/s...728500737?s=09

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    OK it's understandable that he left Skoda and seek new opportunities in the way of the top of the WRC. But why he left his management? Doesn't they do enough for him or what? I don't get it, what benefit he will now have with no manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deephouse View Post
    OK it's understandable that he left Skoda and seek new opportunities in the way of the top of the WRC. But why he left his management? Doesn't they do enough for him or what? I don't get it, what benefit he will now have with no manager.
    Why would he stay with his management if they wont help him? If Even is not willing to use money on Pontus he has no reason to stay there.

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