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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWorm View Post
    What if Loeb and Meeke are 1st and 2nd comfortably, what would the team orders be? Let Loeb win and recieve great publicity or aid Meeke for a championship-chance (which is unlikely anyway...)?
    100% sure they will let Loeb win.

    All the plans from Citroen this season are about maximum publicity for least amount of money. Loeb winning gives maximum publicity, Meeke winning WDC is extremely uncertain prospect and possibly also gives less publicity even if it happens.


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    Agree about Ogier, it was quite clear his motivation went up 2-3 times the normal level when Loeb was ahead of him in Mexico.

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    Yaris itself was actually quite ok, when its drivers were up to the job and not battling with themselves/health/setups/ditches. Both placed several Top 3 stage times+ JML won the powerstage.
    JH: https://www.ewrc-results.com/entryin...-2017/1414351/
    JML: https://www.ewrc-results.com/entryin...-2017/1414350/
    Last edited by Tarmop; 27th March 2018 at 21:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Yaris itself was actually quite ok, when its drivers were up to the job and not battling with themselves/health/setups/ditches. Both placed several Top 3 stage times+ JML won the powerstage.
    JH: https://www.ewrc-results.com/entryin...-2017/1414351/
    JML: https://www.ewrc-results.com/entryin...-2017/1414350/
    Quite ok yes, but clearly behind Meeke (Citroen), Ogier (Ford) and both Neuville and Sordo (Hyundai). Barely kept ahead of Breen (2nd Citroen). Tanak (2nd Ford) was also ahead before crashing. That does make it the slowest car of the 4.

    Also last years powerstage had quite different character than the rest of the rally.

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    Also, Latvala is good at power stages, he was pushing to catch Breen, whereas Neuville probably wanted to secure his first win of the year and Ogier had mechanical problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Quite ok yes, but clearly behind Meeke (Citroen), Ogier (Ford) and both Neuville and Sordo (Hyundai). Barely kept ahead of Breen (2nd Citroen). Tanak (2nd Ford) was also ahead before crashing. That does make it the slowest car of the 4.

    Also last years powerstage had quite different character than the rest of the rally.
    That`s the part where drivers come into play and why we didn`t see the cars own full potential.
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    Neuville's gone off while testing

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    is he ok?

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    Hope someone films them trying to drag the car out of there. Interesting project.
    My rally photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94998505@N03/albums

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    I take it he's run wide under-steered off and gone for the gap rather than hit the bridge parapet?! Like my Hyundai it looks like his Auto Hood System has been triggered!

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