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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    10 years ago the jump was from fwd cars to wrc cars. 15 years ago, the jump was even from fwd cars to wrc cars with 3 active differentials and even active suspension.
    Group N was still a thing back then, as well as private WRC cars.

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    Pontus debut performance and the speed he showed at Rally Sweden 2013 in a WRC car was far more impressive than a mediocre outing at Rally Sweden 2019 - 6 years of difference

    I think for Pontus it is a confidence issue adapting to the new WRC spec car... but IMHO there is a long list of drivers above him in the peaking order who deserve a manufacturer seat more
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    Quote Originally Posted by leighton323 View Post
    Pontus debut performance and the speed he showed at Rally Sweden 2013 in a WRC car was far more impressive than a mediocre outing at Rally Sweden 2019 - 6 years of difference

    I think for Pontus it is a confidence issue adapting to the new WRC spec car... but IMHO there is a long list of drivers above him in the peaking order who deserve a manufacturer seat more
    Fast drivers yes, in WRC2. Not even WRC2 champions. So unwritten chapters. Might as well end up in confidence issues them as well...

    Agree PT has that "problem" together with all other factors well described here on this topic.
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    What about WRC2 campaign + WRC Fiesta at non Gus events?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    What about WRC2 campaign + WRC Fiesta at non Gus events?
    One should hope for PT together with Adrien Formeaux in Fiesta Evo in MSort WRC2. Just my speculation.

    We´d know next week.
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    The Swede said his decision to step back to WRC 2 was driven by the WRC’s environmentally-friendly hybrid future, which will begin in 2022.

    “If you look at the rally sport now, there are very exciting things coming in 2022, and it is important to stay in the sport and perform well. Going back and driving an R5 car offers the opportunity to drive more and to challenge for wins. That’s why we choose R5 in 2020,” he explained.

    Tidemand, who will be co-driven by Patrik Barth, admitted 2019 was a tough year.

    “We have been competing in WRC 2 for four-and-a-half seasons and felt that in 2019 it was time to take a step up and try WRC.

    “So we did four rallies together with M-Sport Ford, but it was not easy to get into today's cars and be able to push them to the max with their advanced aerodynamics. It takes a lot more time behind the wheel of those cars,” he said.
    Interesting comment at the end.

    https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc-2/news/20...8--51-51-.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I can understand that. It's not very natural when the grip is growing with the speed you drive but in the same time it depends also on the angle between the airflow and the wings, i.e. if you turn and how you turn at high speeds.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Thats right.

    As he also jumped into a WRCar for a few events, people should give Gus Greensmith some understanding. And credit for his teammate-matching pace at times.

    The latest cars are nothing like his R5 and not even the previous-gen WRCars. The step-up is huge and Gus handled it pretty impressively.

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    Wasn´t that understandable at the time last year? At least to me. However most of you guys thought Tidemand should be comparable to top five guys from the beginning.

    And now you understand it all? Is it because of GG not doing well either?
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    Didn't Greensmith do more testing before his first outing?
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