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    Nice time by Rovanpera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyper View Post
    I´d buy it if they swap 4th to 3rd or so, but taking away victories from fastest driver to gain points for another, is just ....
    Tbh if they were left to fight Ogier would take Lappi anyway (imo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyper View Post
    I´d buy it if they swap 4th to 3rd or so, but taking away victories from fastest driver to gain points for another, is just ....
    Well, it's a complete no-brainer really to do the switch, win or not, no need to even think twice about it. If you would start to feel very bad about doing this kind of simple team order decisions it would be the time to quit WRC team bossing.

    And if Lappi will keep it clean to the finish he will have done a huge job anyway and probably the best WRC event in his whole career, even if it won't be a win on the paper. So far I rate this performance higher than 2017 Finland. His performance yesterday on SS6 was absolutely huge, incredible from that road position and showing that magic talent that has always been hiding there underneath. This is an especially big performance for Lappi because lately it has threateningly looked like he can only be quick on the fast stuff and completely lost in the slower events. Now he just needs to sort out his tarmac driving and iron it all in general so that he is able to keep it all together for three days without mistakes.

    Shame for Tänak, but the fragile Toyota has been pretty much the only thing keeping this Championship alive for us from day one. I like that the Championship stays tight, but you gotta be honest, Tänak is the benchmark and the driver of the moment. Whether or not he wins the Championship this year is irrelevant to that question. Still, I'm not sure if I would put Tänak ahead of Ogier yet as a complete package, that's debatable...but when we are talking about pure speed then there is no competition. In that category Tänak is the most impressive driver for me in a very long time, you really have to go way back to see something as impressive. And the killer instinct the guy has is just awesome. Yeah...he really seems like a bit of a dick sometimes but for some reason I accept that in the really top drivers, when they know they are the best and show it. Ogier and Neuville clearly have the same cockiness.

    And talking about Neuville it all just seems like a bit of a déjà vu. I adore the guy's driving style, it's really poetry in motion when he goes into his tyre management mode in the long loops and you can see that he really drives the car like it should be driven, no energy wasted, it all looks nicely controlled and well thought out. He seems to drive with his head. But how do these random things just keep happening to him whenever the season arrives to the final few events? It's starting to get bizarre.
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    Got back to the Tanak interview. He actually said that he turned the car off and started it again in a refuel that was 5 km before the spot where he couldn't start it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiK7 View Post
    Well, it's a complete no-brainer really to do the switch, win or not, no need to even think twice about it. If you would start to feel very bad about doing this kind of simple team order decisions it would be the time to quit WRC team bossing.

    And if Lappi will keep it clean to the finish he will have done a huge job anyway and probably the best WRC event in his whole career, even if it won't be a win on the paper. So far I rate this performance higher than 2017 Finland. His performance yesterday on SS6 was absolutely huge, incredible from that road position and showing that magic talent that has always been hiding there underneath. This is an especially big performance for Lappi because lately it has threateningly looked like he can only be quick on the fast stuff and completely lost in the slower events. Now he just needs to sort out his tarmac driving and iron it all in general so that he is able to keep it all together for three days without mistakes.

    Shame for Tänak, but the fragile Toyota has been pretty much the only thing keeping this Championship alive for us from day one. I like that the Championship stays tight, but you gotta be honest, Tänak is the benchmark and the driver of the moment. Whether or not he wins the Championship this year is irrelevant to that question. Still, I'm not sure if I would put Tänak ahead of Ogier yet as a complete package, that's debatable...but when we are talking about pure speed then there is no competition. In that category Tänak is the most impressive driver for me in a very long time, you really have to go way back to see something as impressive. And the killer instinct the guy has is just awesome. Yeah...he really seems like a bit of a dick sometimes but for some reason I accept that in the really top drivers, when they know they are the best and show it. Ogier and Neuville clearly have the same cockiness.

    And talking about Neuville it all just seems like a bit of a déjà vu. I adore the guy's driving style, it's really poetry in motion when he goes into his tyre management mode in the long loops and you can see that he really drives the car like it should be driven, no energy wasted, it all looks nicely controlled and well thought out. He seems to drive with his head. But how do these random things just keep happening to him whenever the season arrives to the final few events? It's starting to get bizarre.
    Cracking post!

    PS: Wales will be good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiK7 View Post
    Well, it's a complete no-brainer really to do the switch, win or not, no need to even think twice about it. If you would start to feel very bad about doing this kind of simple team order decisions it would be the time to quit WRC team bossing.

    And if Lappi will keep it clean to the finish he will have done a huge job anyway and probably the best WRC event in his whole career, even if it won't be a win on the paper. So far I rate this performance higher than 2017 Finland. His performance yesterday on SS6 was absolutely huge, incredible from that road position and showing that magic talent that has always been hiding there underneath. This is an especially big performance for Lappi because lately it has threateningly looked like he can only be quick on the fast stuff and completely lost in the slower events. Now he just needs to sort out his tarmac driving and iron it all in general so that he is able to keep it all together for three days without mistakes.

    Shame for Tänak, but the fragile Toyota has been pretty much the only thing keeping this Championship alive for us from day one. I like that the Championship stays tight, but you gotta be honest, Tänak is the benchmark and the driver of the moment. Whether or not he wins the Championship this year is irrelevant to that question. Still, I'm not sure if I would put Tänak ahead of Ogier yet as a complete package, that's debatable...but when we are talking about pure speed then there is no competition. In that category Tänak is the most impressive driver for me in a very long time, you really have to go way back to see something as impressive. And the killer instinct the guy has is just awesome. Yeah...he really seems like a bit of a dick sometimes but for some reason I accept that in the really top drivers, when they know they are the best and show it. Ogier and Neuville clearly have the same cockiness.

    And talking about Neuville it all just seems like a bit of a déjà vu. I adore the guy's driving style, it's really poetry in motion when he goes into his tyre management mode in the long loops and you can see that he really drives the car like it should be driven, no energy wasted, it all looks nicely controlled and well thought out. He seems to drive with his head. But how do these random things just keep happening to him whenever the season arrives to the final few events? It's starting to get bizarre.
    Of course it´s like you say about Ogier taking 1st if needed.

    But funny you talk so good about other drivers. Lappi doing better than Finland 2017, Ott being benchmark, Neuville poetry in motion (you might have listened too much to WRC+ commentators).

    Still, history will only show Ogier WDC and no one cares about the others from the season 2019, ten years from now. History books rule and no matter how much or near in points, Tanak and Neuville, was it will be Ogier we remember from 2019. (If he wins WDC, that is, of course)
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    I still remember how great Didier Auriol was in 1992. Or Vatanen late 1984 and early 1985 with the 205 T16. Or Toivonen a year later with Delta S4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I still remember how great Didier Auriol was in 1992. Or Vatanen late 1984 and early 1985 with the 205 T16. Or Toivonen a year later with Delta S4.
    If you dig, you´ll find.

    History books is another story...
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