13th July 2019, 19:44
He is impressive here.
Originally Posted by Barreis
Then again this is the kind of roads he drives since starting with R5. WRC runs on many different road types. This is the first time I have seen his footage over more than a corner or two and it looks quite ragged to me. Some corners great but some with tons of corrections and all over the place.
Progress so far is good though (after not that impressive R2 career). Hope he keeps it up, but I am just tired of the constant "XY is the next champion" shouting and think it often is counter-productive as it quickly can get into the heads of those young guys. They have not won anything... until they actually win it.
13th July 2019, 19:53
With regards to Suninen, he has been much more impressive in WRC than he ever was in WRC2. I think his style doesn't suit the slower, cleaner R5 cars.
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13th July 2019, 19:55
Agree on the first part, dunno if it's the style but in WRC2 he was always kind of number 2-3 guy.
Originally Posted by steve.mandzij
13th July 2019, 19:56
Also Suninen hasn't tested the new R5 Fiesta at all or been in the old R5 Fiesta in a long time
Suninen was also a lot more impressive in WRC2 when he drove a Skoda.
13th July 2019, 19:58
It's all good explanations. But as a sales promotion this event is just not working for MSport. Getting beaten by Polo and "old" Fabias.
Likes: dimviii (13th July 2019)
13th July 2019, 20:01
Yes, presumably they brought Suninen here instead of Greensmith or Camilli in order to give the car a strong debut.
13th July 2019, 20:29
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13th July 2019, 20:30
We already see the contours of the future. Kalle Rovanpera, Nicolay Gryazin and Oliver Solberg and there will probably be one from France and Storbitania as I know them and hopefully someone from the Baltic countries where the rally stands so high.
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13th July 2019, 20:43
I dunno about Gryazin tbh. He has his "Russian driver" moments...like Lukyanuk and Novikov before that. What I mean by that is moments like he had in first stage, going so much over the limit at a given place that you wonder if he missed a note. (Novikov often just ignored the notes, like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCmc7SRvo38 )
13th July 2019, 21:07
For me O.Solberg is the most impressive youngster in a long while, whether he will win championships only time will tell, but this kid has got the minerals...Rovanpera is also very good. I’ve said it before, I can’t wait for these two (And hopefully a few others) to graduate to WRC as I’m sure it will be exciting for us watching.