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    Sponsors for Paddon for Finland likely to be 'Pack n Save' nz grocery stores/supermarkets, 'Z' Energy vehicle fuel supplies, nz fuel stations etc

    I have low expectations of Paddon in Finland. New car and been away from the top game for 8 months. Hopefully one of the WRC 2 teams could take Paddon on as a development/ compete at a few 2019 events in Europe type deal.

    How many M-Sport WRC Fiestas for Finland? Evans, Suninen, Paddon etc
    Last edited by Zeakiwi2; 3rd July 2019 at 21:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Umh, yes, Hyundai manuf. title would be great and probably necessary, but Ogier taking the WDC? That is dull and injects hoplesness+ why would Citroen use 3rd car then, when they achieve their goals with only two?
    If Ogier takes WDC it might convince Citroen bosses that just a bit more money and they can have both titles. But as you said it can also backfire and they will say they have all the publicity with just 2 cars.

    On the other hand if he does not take it due to car performance issue they surely won't use any money next year for 3rd car but instead use it to develop the 2 ones.

    So based on that reasoning I think it's better that he wins it than if he doesn't.

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    3 cars should be minimal to even enter the event...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops! View Post
    Would'nt it be funny if he turned up with Hyundai NZ plastered all over the Fiesta!
    I've seen it many times, but not at such a high level of motorsport. Would be funny. A big Paddon Rallysport sticker would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Today I heard a rumor that there would be three M-Sport WRC cars. But I don't believe it's Paddon.
    Oh yes it is.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I also hope. But I think Mäkinen and Toyoda can make an offer he can't refuse
    Definitely. Its a short career and money talks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Definitely. Its a short career and money talks.
    You guys are forgetting why these people started doing what they do... They all started with the dream to win the WDC, not to become rich. Maybe once he's won it, then yes, he will maybe go for the cash, but until then, all he wants to do is beat the others to a championship.
    Tell me, what does the look in his eyes tell you at the end of each stage? that he's settling for a paycheque, or that all he wants to do is thrash everyone else?
    Latvala, Sordo, maybe, but please don't insult Tanak.. he's got more drive than anyone else in the field right now.

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    Tanak jumped ship from a championship-winning car/team at M-Sport to join Toyota.

    They offered a much bigger salary and a well-funded factory-backed team but no guarantee of success. Yet he still signed. Some said it was to cash-in and provide better for his young family.

    Another change of team wont guarantee him a title either. But Toyota wages will make him fanancially secure AND enable him to fight for a title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    I've seen it many times, but not at such a high level of motorsport. Would be funny. A big Paddon Rallysport sticker would be nice.
    I've seen it myself also... as you say not at that level.

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    Does Wilson have a financial interest in Tanaks career?

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