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    Time to kick off some rumors again (taken from autosport podcast)

    Makkinen supposedly saying in Finland that his ideal lineup for next year would be Ogier, Neuville, Tanak. Well Toyota could probably afford it, but would say Neuville want to be in a team like that? Also wasn't he supposedly uninterested in Ogier even last year?

    Lappi as a possible lead driver for Citroen (in case Ogier doesn't go there). That's imo an interesting thought. Doesn't look likely, but would be interesting on many levels. Lappi, Breen and Østberg looks like decent team for probably not that much money. Still no "established" tarmac driver (2 good legs on Corsica for Lappi is not enough for me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Time to kick off some rumors again (taken from autosport podcast)

    Makkinen supposedly saying in Finland that his ideal lineup for next year would be Ogier, Neuville, Tanak. Well Toyota could probably afford it, but would say Neuville want to be in a team like that? Also wasn't he supposedly uninterested in Ogier even last year?
    Wouldn't that be the dream line up for every team? TOP-3 drivers currently in WRC.

    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Lappi as a possible lead driver for Citroen (in case Ogier doesn't go there). That's imo an interesting thought. Doesn't look likely, but would be interesting on many levels. Lappi, Breen and Østberg looks like decent team for probably not that much money. Still no "established" tarmac driver (2 good legs on Corsica for Lappi is not enough for me).
    Would prefer to see Latvala in Citroen. 1st driver status fits for Latvala.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essaj View Post
    Wouldn't that be the dream line up for every team? TOP-3 drivers currently in WRC.
    Doesn't take a rocket scientist to suggest that line-up does it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Time to kick off some rumors again (taken from autosport podcast)

    Makkinen supposedly saying in Finland that his ideal lineup for next year would be Ogier, Neuville, Tanak. Well Toyota could probably afford it, but would say Neuville want to be in a team like that?
    to add some more fuel ...

    Last edited by EstWRC; 10th August 2018 at 06:14.
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

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    Today Ogier testing for Deutschland Rallye, video ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWhz-VcwsAs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Time to kick off some rumors again (taken from autosport podcast)

    Makkinen supposedly saying in Finland that his ideal lineup for next year would be Ogier, Neuville, Tanak.
    Having heard the Finnish interview, I can assure you it was a dry joke. It was on topic of Latvala’s status in the team and he said the current lineup is so good it could be only made better by replacing the Finns with Ogier and Neuville.

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    Hyundai not happy.

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    fyi FX Demaison married Marie-Pierre Rossi (PR Citroen) this week end, with Peter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm as best men... Rallying is definitely a small world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderem View Post
    fyi FX Demaison married Marie-Pierre Rossi (PR Citroen) this week end, with Peter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm as best men... Rallying is definitely a small world.
    When FX was still with Peugeot I asked him what they talked about at dinner time. He replied, "anything but WRC!" (They have been together for a long time)
    "Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." Steve McQueen

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