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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    1x 3rd, 2x 4th, 1x 5th, 1x 7th and 1x crashed out while leading.

    I'd say those results aren't bad at all for a guy who has only been given half the seat time considering how tight the competition has been.

    Seemed like he had more speed to offer in Finland too if the team hadn't needed him to play it safe for points with Neuville and Mikkelsen out of contention.
    Adding to that, in GB a 5th may have been on the cards without team orders (although that I guess is hypothetical)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Btw. Ogier on his first full season (2009) was told to learn and take it easy and was basically the slowest factory WRC in all rallies. (He even had lass points than Matt Wilson overall).
    13 stage wins and a 2nd place. Wilson has not even come close to that in his entire career.

    Ogier was prone to accidents and faults in his first full season, but he was not slow like wilson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrc2017 View Post
    Meeke to Toyota... if true...it's even a win for him before he starts a single rally, and a big 2 fingers to Citroen management. Makinen obviously sees something in him. Look at all the options Tommi had, and Meeke came out on top... thats an endorsement and a vote of confidence if ever i saw it. Maybe Makinen sees a hint of his ex rival McRae in Meeke.. and is just intrigued. Im just willing Meeke to beat Citroens on a regular basis... and getting well paid doing it... revenge will be sweet. Then he can leave WRC on his terms.
    You think, Meeke will beat Ogier on a regular basis? Citroen is a very good and fast car. Loeb just tested it a littlebit, made some small changes an were winning stages in MEX. Still don't understand why the other Citroen drivers were so bad at car development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    1x 3rd, 2x 4th, 1x 5th, 1x 7th and 1x crashed out while leading.

    I'd say those results aren't bad at all for a guy who has only been given half the seat time considering how tight the competition has been.

    Seemed like he had more speed to offer in Finland too if the team hadn't needed him to play it safe for points with Neuville and Mikkelsen out of contention.
    To me Paddon looked like he was driving for a finish in WRGB, same as in Turkey. He never looked like he was pushing like the others anywhere I saw him, or like he has done in the past. I would assume that after the crash he had while leading the team may have told him he needs to be in a position to score point for the team should one of the other two have an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled1978 View Post
    To me Paddon looked like he was driving for a finish in WRGB, same as in Turkey. He never looked like he was pushing like the others anywhere I saw him, or like he has done in the past. I would assume that after the crash he had while leading the team may have told him he needs to be in a position to score point for the team should one of the other two have an issue.
    In Turkey definitely Paddon was playing it safe and it paid off. And in Sardegna he said he was taking it easy because he was still affected by the Portugal injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wia5958 View Post
    Speaking of which how will ogier fair as a development driver to develop the c3? Has he done any before. I know with the polo but was that not largely carried out by sainz? Just could be interesting
    If I remember well, there was a story that when he came in to the VW team, he proposed very different development ideas to Sainz's, and the argument was settled when Latvala came in and said that Ogier is right. Also, he was involved in the DS3 development before too. We will see.

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    well he is a five time champion, of course he is a good developer.
    "Some famous quote from some famous person"

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyRally View Post
    You think, Meeke will beat Ogier on a regular basis? Citroen is a very good and fast car. Loeb just tested it a littlebit, made some small changes an were winning stages in MEX. Still don't understand why the other Citroen drivers were so bad at car development.
    Perhaps if you understood how any technical improvements suggested by Meeke (and Breen) were generally ignored or they were told there was no budget for what was being suggested you would understand. Up to you.

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    One thing I am looking forward to is Meeke being interviewed at stage end and he's smiling, basically saying "I'm getting paid for this! Can you believe it?"
    Most of the interviews during RGB the drivers were mostly as miserable as sin, especially Lappi. Hopefully Lappi will be a lot happier in a C3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel157 View Post
    One thing I am looking forward to is Meeke being interviewed at stage end and he's smiling, basically saying "I'm getting paid for this! Can you believe it?"
    Most of the interviews during RGB the drivers were mostly as miserable as sin, especially Lappi. Hopefully Lappi will be a lot happier in a C3.
    In my opinion Lappi needs a good `slapped arse`! Can't see him cutting it, even with Ogier as his number 1. Needs to grow up!

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