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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mandzij View Post
    If he's leading Finland and retires with the same again, I'll flip my shit.

    Toyota is now seriously under pressure to improve.
    If It's true that the knock from hitting the rock broke the battery It's just a freak accident really
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    with Veiby hot moment at start
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    If It's true that the knock from hitting the rock broke the battery It's just a freak accident really
    Surely! But it's a freak accident that shouldn't happen, like the suspension breaking the engine on Latvala's car in Argentina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    If It's true that the knock from hitting the rock broke the battery It's just a freak accident really
    the rock didnt hit the battery,hit the alternator that stopped to charge the battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mandzij View Post
    Surely! But it's a freak accident that shouldn't happen, like the suspension breaking the engine on Latvala's car in Argentina.
    Toyota obviosuly has an issue when under compression. The engine and cooling components sit fairly low which is great for COG, but you compromise with clearance. They have damaged a sh!t load of components under hard compression or hitting rocks which the other cars have done and gotten away with.

    It seems they will have to modify the front of the car. The car seems to be only good on smooth flowing roads similar to that of Finnish roads, but that does not cut it to be WRC champs.

    Also that big rock on SS16 in the middle of the road was odd, but maybe the cars digged up this 30lb boulder??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    If It's true that the knock from hitting the rock broke the battery It's just a freak accident really
    I think it's a same fairytale as Citroen care about Meeke safety. It's surely some issue with a car, but for PR reasons they blame a rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    the rock didnt hit the battery,hit the alternator that stopped to charge the battery
    I didn't say it hit the battery but the knock probably damaged the battery internally which is not very common. Julian was told it was the battery in the studio and from what i saw they weren't working near the alternator. Sounds correct since they couldn't even push start it with help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    I didn't say it hit the battery but the knock probably damaged the battery internally which is not very common. Julian was told it was the battery in the studio and from what i saw they weren't working near the alternator. Sounds correct since they couldn't even push start it with help.
    He did say something about "today's batteries are very good" in the autosport article; maybe I didn't pay too close attention to the article but I thought that quote was a little out of place compared to the other stuff he said, so maybe I read it wrong and he spoke about the battery taking a knock.

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    Good evening from New Zealand, could be an interesting few hours coming up
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    I didn't say it hit the battery but the knock probably damaged the battery internally which is not very common. Julian was told it was the battery in the studio and from what i saw they weren't working near the alternator. Sounds correct since they couldn't even push start it with help.
    Their press release mentions alternator problem https://toyotagazooracing.com/releas...rd07-day3.html

    and:

    " We are still investigating exactly what happened, but we know that he had low battery voltage when he got to the end of the stage"

    "I got to the end of the stage, but we had an alternator warning and eventually we ran out of battery on the road section."

    EDIT: All Live interview this morning says they don't know exacty what went wrong.
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