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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    He's going to get himself into trouble with a manufacturer or a driver one day with his constant speculative babble.
    What he's supposed to do then? Read out loud press releases? Well that would make a fun KT, wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    C. Clark said it at a Kitchen Table not Long ago. People here said that was only valid for this year.
    I've also heard that one attraction for Toyota to hire Meeke would be the cheap salary, but these are just nth generation rumors...

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    Well relative to Ogier and Neuville who also were available this year his salary will certainly be quite a bit lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    What he's supposed to do then? Read out loud press releases? Well that would make a fun KT, wouldn't it?
    If it's fun you're after, then fair enough, the kitchen tables will give you that, but I would rather hear them far less often and also with maybe speculation that is actually closer to what is going to happen. He literally dismissed Meeke to Toyota the day before a major UK publication declared it was going to happen. I just think he has no, or very little, insider knowledge and he's just guessing scenarios that we could all make up.

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    [QUOTE=mknight;1194938]And ppl complain and wonder why there is no "real" reporting in WRC

    but what he's doing isn't 'real' reporting. It's guess work. And usually inaccurate too. The guy loves the sound of his own voice and he's built a following of fan-boys that probably don't really know that much about the sport, hooked onto his insights. Sorry, but for me, the guy is full of shit.

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    Is it possible that Makinen considered Meeke also because he has a degree in engineering so that he may contribute well to the development process? Is this a thing or Meeke is quite rusty as an engineer?

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    Yeah, he has been really successful with the C3 and Mini.
    But tbh, every driver has a part in development, most of the big job is done, it is about fine tuning and all drivers test, give feedback and collect data. For sure that wasn`t the reason for hiring.

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    Meeke certainly has plenty experience of another 2017 WRC for comparison purposes...

    Although I'm happy he seemingly has a 2019 seat, I'm sad is not with M-Sport. That would've made 4 Teams with a possible rally winner in contention.

    I have to hope Breen can get a place with them instead. Or Paddon.

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    [QUOTE=T16;1194946]
    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    And ppl complain and wonder why there is no "real" reporting in WRC

    but what he's doing isn't 'real' reporting. It's guess work. And usually inaccurate too. The guy loves the sound of his own voice and he's built a following of fan-boys that probably don't really know that much about the sport, hooked onto his insights. Sorry, but for me, the guy is full of shit.
    I'm with you on this one. Could not said it any better myself. Usually if he gives some "rumours" it's the other way around.

    I actually like David Evans for his accurate reporting. He has been quite precise. Maybe I do not share his views but he has been accurate so far. Not unlike CC with his kitchen table.
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