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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Mikkelsen has split with Even Management

    https://www.evenmanagement.no/news/d...ven-management

    EDIT: Could this mean Mikkelsen would go to M-Sport (Erik Veiby is against paying for driving)
    Different reasons are possible, but quite surely a common denominator would be that Even wasn't able to secure a deal he would want.

    Could be that Even doesn't want to bring any sponsorship money. Wants too high commision for themselves, or simply can't negotiate with some specific managers.

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    Citroen happy with test of new aero...
    https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/octo...9--12-12-.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Citroen happy with test of new aero...
    https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/octo...9--12-12-.html
    also on autosport now with little bit longer text https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...dical-aero-yet


    “It’s also the first time that we use on Tarmac the new front geometry introduced in Finland. We also worked on the dampers side. Everything combined, we solved the understeering issue, which was our main issue on the last Tarmac rounds. We clearly improved the balance of the car and the drivers’ feeling confirms it.

    But nothing replaces the race itself. What we don’t know yet is if it will be enough or not in terms of performance. But we will keep working flat out till the rally to be as competitive as possible.”


    THIS....i remember they were also quite pleased after Germany tests, and even after shakedown....but later on the stages things turned out totally different.
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

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    Extremely weird that D. Evans writes about C3 performance on tarmac and mentions Meeke "almost winning" Corsica as the only indicator of how good it was ignoring that Meeke won in Spain and Mikkelsen was 2nd in Germany. Both of these is something I'd certainly rate higher than Meeke leading a rally by 16s with half stages to go.

    This kind of thing happens in just about every article by him. Starting to feel he does these kind of small "mistakes" on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Extremely weird that D. Evans writes about C3 performance on tarmac and mentions Meeke "almost winning" Corsica as the only indicator of how good it was ignoring that Meeke won in Spain and Mikkelsen was 2nd in Germany. Both of these is something I'd certainly rate higher than Meeke leading a rally by 16s with half stages to go.

    This kind of thing happens in just about every article by him. Starting to feel he does these kind of small "mistakes" on purpose.
    He seems to have a bad memory. In a recent podcast he says "Tšnak was leading in Sweden...I think he was leading in Sweden?" then Edd Straw, an F1 guy, probably looks up the result and says "he won in Sweden". Same for Colin Clark, who rarely remembers in which rally a certain incident happened. But it's normal at their age. It's also difficult to listen to the latest Gravel Notes podcast with these two guys together trying to remember which of the Solans brothers won JWRC this year and who two years ago...
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    Interesting things from Kitchen table with Adamo, not many of them....filled with a lot of "pub talk" in between:

    - It was Alain Penasse who pointed out Breen for him before Finland. Quite surprising to me, thought that Breen's starts in Italy got him interested.
    - He said he either thrusts a driver or not, nothing in between (in an interview this should have been followed with questions on who he trusts atm, Mikkelsen? Breen? Loeb on tarmac?)
    (Note that this talk was done before Rally GB! Wonder how things changed now)

    - likes how FIA works with him ( this year ), reacting to Toyota rear wing story. From the context you could read it as not being happy with the "mistake" (he calls it) that FIA did in 2017 in the first place

    - agrees the need to follow "the times" with hybrid/electric, but then talks a lot about how hybrid should be used to drive electric on the road sections so comes out a bit confusing
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