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    I didnt expect more to be honest.
    too many rallies,no budget problems,no progress.

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    I did too, but he is the 2nd Pirelli-driver, only Sarrazin ahead and it is his first ever Monte Carlo. Actually I think it is his first ever rally in such conditions. He hasn't done any kind of snowy/icy tarmac rallies before. So while it looks a tad disappointing at first sight, it is better than you get the impression of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    I believe Bonato is still leading WRC2, despite the puncture
    Yeah, looked at the stage results and not overall results. Facepalm. But my point translated through anyway. I just don't see why Greensmith has risked so much trying to be the fastest R5 car when he's only against Rovanperä...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I just don't see why Greensmith has risked so much trying to be the fastest R5 car when he's only against Rovanperä...
    In one of the end of stage interviews, they asked Greensmith why he was pushing when he had the huge lead on Rovanpera in WRC2-Pro. He said something like "I can't just rely on that, I need to drive faster than him to be the real winner".

    Judging by what he said in other interview comments, he obviously sees himself as competing with the WRC2-Regular entrants as well.

    So, I guess he wants a "moral" victory as well as a technical victory.

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    Good lad, knowing that he'll be judged on pace, not the farce this championship is becoming. Seeing as the top 3 RC2 drivers are all in different 'classes', he must know we're interested in RC2 more than WRC2 Pro.
    aka Rodger Davies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morte66 View Post
    In one of the end of stage interviews, they asked Greensmith why he was pushing when he had the huge lead on Rovanpera in WRC2-Pro. He said something like "I can't just rely on that, I need to drive faster than him to be the real winner".

    Judging by what he said in other interview comments, he obviously sees himself as competing with the WRC2-Regular entrants as well.

    So, I guess he wants a "moral" victory as well as a technical victory.
    ...and this morning he has changed his tune. Talking about taking no risks, getting the car home, not doing anything silly to lose the big lead, and so on.

    I guess somebody had a word with him last night.

    This rally is the first time I've seen him drive or talk, before he was just a name on the timings. I think I like this Greensmith well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morte66 View Post
    In one of the end of stage interviews, they asked Greensmith why he was pushing when he had the huge lead on Rovanpera in WRC2-Pro. He said something like "I can't just rely on that, I need to drive faster than him to be the real winner".

    Judging by what he said in other interview comments, he obviously sees himself as competing with the WRC2-Regular entrants as well.

    So, I guess he wants a "moral" victory as well as a technical victory.
    Sht#t yeah, that's the right attitude, maybe he has potential after all!

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    @richmillener (M-Sport)

    Incredible result and fully deserved. Great to show the Fiesta R5 has still got it.

    First ever WRC2 Pro victory, ever, one that will forever last in the history books... Same again in Sweden lads...

    @GreensmithGus @EAERallying @MSportLtd @OfficialWRC @FordPerformance
    Chris Ingram (GBR) - Ross Whittock (GBR)
    * European Rally Champions 2019 *

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    Superb performance indeed, but Sweden's competition will take it up another level for Gus - I didn't expect him to beat Sarrazin and Bonato for pace though, so fair play, he couldn't do more than that.
    aka Rodger Davies

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    Yep, Greensmith did a great job here but the competition in Sweden will be much tougher.

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