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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Citroen want Hybrid technology. However if Ogier leaves and they can't attract a top championship challenging driver (or one with huge potential to be), I reckon they'll pull the plug. Lappi was meant to be that but he's started poorly and who knows if he'll turn it around. If he can get into position to lead the team when Ogier goes that'll be great.
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    You can be right but we’ve to stay positive and believe the top 3 will grow to a top 4 or 5 even if Ogier leaves. Hopefully Lappi, Suninen or even a younger driver will be on Tanak and Neuville level in 2 years time. Fingers crossed.
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    rip..




    Jean Pierre Champeau died .. one of the discoverers of Loeb ..

    It is not a known name for fans of this part of the world, but has made one of the historical chapters of the Gallic rally with its sporting activity and especially with the support of multiple champion Sebastien Loeb.

    Champeau was an active participant in the French rally that also projected the presence of son Mark, unfortunately died during the awards of the Mont Blanc Rally of 99.

    Two years later his contribution was fundamental for the start of the professional career of Sebastien Loeb, in need of financial support to drive a Saxo Kit Car with which he won the Gallic Championship and began his historic promotion to the Junior World Championship.

    http://www.rallynoticias.com/nivel2...._noticia=15297

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    Loeb was unhappy with Portugal team order:

    "To be honest, I do not like doing these things. I think there are ways to avoid it or at least make it less obvious. I also did not like having found myself mixed with the pilots who fight for the championship when I do not play anything on a personal level. I did not come here for this. Therefore, I can understand that these things bother Seb (Ogier) or others, " admitted Loeb in AUTO hebdo.

    http://motorboxradio.com.ar/2019/06/...s-en-el-rally/

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    I found the second part very puzling
    That's exactly what he did last year in Spain! "Interferred" with championship..almost cost Ogier the title. Now he suddenly starts feeling bad about it?

    Anyway there are now multiple signs that it is not very likely we will see Loeb on more rounds than the 6 he was originally signed for:
    - This article where he complains about tactics etc.
    - Adamo (desperately?) apologizing (new autosport article)
    - Loebs pace in Portugal and comments trough the weekend. (he says he used same diff as Neuville which he didn't test before rally, anyway he came there on a high being finally able to fight in the top in Chile... and wasn't able to fight)
    - tarmac pace with the car

    Maybe if the tarmac pace/experience changes after the two coming local rallies there is some hope.

    Which does open a gap at Hyundai in GB and possibly AUS and TUR. I would say it's now or never for Paddon. Breen would be my second candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    I found the second part very puzling
    That's exactly what he did last year in Spain! "Interferred" with championship..almost cost Ogier the title. Now he suddenly starts feeling bad about it?
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    not puzzling at all
    his problem was that his rally had been ruined from the mechanical problem,and he hadnt got the spirit to fight for something.
    if he was at fight,he wouldnt had a problem to cut points from other competitors/manufacturers
    Thats why they paid him.

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    I'm sure he thinks 'interfering' is fine if it's to improve your own chances. But when its just to hinder an opponent of a team-mate, no.

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    Todayís @MNmotorsport front page has a story about CitroŽn unhappiness with rival manufacturer teams testing WRC cars on European national rallies.

    https://t.co/RJDkRUoOBK
    https://t.co/pOON0chSoh

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    oh those French. Do same and not whine!

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    Anyone read the story ?



    Citroen entered Lappi in Estonia so ...
    Chris Ingram (GBR) - Ross Whittock (GBR)
    * European Rally Champions *

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    A national championship event or a national championship+WRC promo event with all the teams present is a bit different in comparison.

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