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    Hyundai:
    We are excited to announce @thierryneuville and @nicolasgilsoul will compete in @Rallylegend while @SebastienLoeb and @DanosElena will battle it out at Rallye Ciudad de Granada in October!

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    Basically Neuville goes testing on tarmac while Loeb goes testing on gravel before Spain.

    Most likely explanation for Loeb is that since he didn't feel well in the changed car (diff) in Portugal they want to let him test it in rally.
    Since it's only friday on gravel and he will have good starting position anyway it would look more logical to let him do another tarmac rally. Yes he already did 2 testing tarmac rallies, but the question is whether they actually made some (big?) changes that will help him relative to Corsica. Mikkelsen's pace in Germany didn't look like they did, but there is still almost 2 months to go.

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    Lappi interview at thecheckeredflag

    https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2...sapekka-lappi/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    Lappi interview at thecheckeredflag

    https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2...sapekka-lappi/
    Good interview, thanks.

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    #WRC Mikkelsen & Breen joins Neuville at next Rally Legend this October ► https://t.co/mK8gDu4AMP
    #i20WRC https://t.co/k0HFEy5e5u

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    #WRC Mikkelsen & Breen joins Neuville at next Rally Legend this October ► https://t.co/mK8gDu4AMP
    #i20WRC https://t.co/k0HFEy5e5u
    That is really weird.

    The one possible theory I can come up with is that they want to either try something radical for tarmac before homologating it and want as many people as possible to try it, or that they want to try 2-3 different things at once before deciding.

    EDIT: Another possibility is to try a direct comparison of Mikkelsen and Breen on tarmac in the car as it is. However, that sounds a bit strange since if they keep Sordo for next year they will still have Loeb and Sordo which should be just about the best possible combo for tarmac there is. Yes Loeb stuggles so far, but sounds like better idea to make the car work for Loeb than to try to make it work for Mikkelsen or Breen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    That is really weird.

    The one possible theory I can come up with is that they want to either try something radical for tarmac before homologating it and want as many people as possible to try it, or that they want to try 2-3 different things at once before deciding.

    EDIT: Another possibility is to try a direct comparison of Mikkelsen and Breen on tarmac in the car as it is. However, that sounds a bit strange since if they keep Sordo for next year they will still have Loeb and Sordo which should be just about the best possible combo for tarmac there is. Yes Loeb stuggles so far, but sounds like better idea to make the car work for Loeb than to try to make it work for Mikkelsen or Breen.
    Seems like all or some are using those old model HMI cars, so any of your theorys doesn´t work...
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    Neuville and Breen with official cars, Mikkelsen with HMI.

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    We will see who shows with what car when the event comes. Neither Breen nor Mikkelsen are entering there on their own will (or money), like Paddon does with (definitely) an older (2016) car.

    So far Adamo does not seem to be doing anything that is not focused on improving performance.

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    It's probably as simple as Adamo, being Italian, wanting to support a nice event in/near his homeland. Maybe he has friends on the rally organising team...? Rather like Malcolm Wilson taking Elfyn Evans and the WRC '17 to run at the UK 'Rallyday' at Castle Combe in 2017. There was no great purpose to that either, other than supporting a nice event.

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