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    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    Put yourself in a situation, where you lead the WDC and everybody keep asking same questions over and over again.. You have to keep calm and maybe seem rude or whatever..
    It’s his job and he gets paid millions of euros a year to do it.
    If he doesn’t want to respect the role of media in Toyota’s involvement in WRC, he can go back to Estonia and do national events...

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    Well, no...drivers are drivers, not entertainers and PR persons. Dumb questions deserve dumb/straight answers. Be it Tänak, Neuville "i would have won, if...", moody Ogier, or some local quy in his local championship. They can do it, they have the right to do it and it spices things up.


    So this really sounds like a problem of modern era snowflakes...
    Last edited by Tarmop; 12th September 2019 at 19:09.

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    With road position advantage etc, does anyone genuinely think we could get one of Mikkelsen, Latvala, Suninen or Lappi winning this?


    I have Ogier favourite and it's always hard to look past the top 3, but I stuck a cheeky fiver on Mikkelsen as his odds were pretty decent at 11/1. If the first loop stays dry and it cleans a lot, I'd like to see at least one of those 4 make a push and challenge for victory. Sordo has great road position and car as well, but with him not being here last year I doubt he can fight for victory. Should be yet another interesting rally nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Well, no...drivers are drivers, not entertainers and PR persons. Dumb questions deserve dumb/straight answers. Be it Tänak, Neuville "i would have won, if...", moody Ogier, or some local quy in his local championship. They can do it, they have the right to do it and it spices things up.


    So this really sounds like a problem of modern area snowflakes...
    There was this guy called Bolt, who would run for less than 10 seconds and then spend an hour doing interviews with same questions.

    Sure drivers (or any sportsmen for that matter) can pick, but it will affect their popularity among people and among sponsors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    With road position advantage etc, does anyone genuinely think we could get one of Mikkelsen, Latvala, Suninen or Lappi winning this?
    Last year it didn't look like road position had so much to say, later drivers had some pretty rough stages. So it's not so easy call as Sardinia. A lot will depend on choosing the "right" speed on friday stages, can't see any clear winning candidates tbh any of those 4 + top 3 could end up on top. Tanak maybe the most likely to play it a bit safe.
    Last edited by mknight; 12th September 2019 at 19:14.

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    I wish some interviewer could ask something more specific. For example Toyota had to redesign their rear wing for this event. Someone should ask the drivers about their feedback for this design.

    Right now we have all the time same questions over and over again. I am not standing up for Tänak right now, but this is just starting to be boring for a me as a rally fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trykmann View Post
    I wish some interviewer could ask something more specific. For example Toyota had to redesign their rear wing for this event. Someone should ask the drivers about their feedback for this design.
    I find it very interesting how little (close to nothing) there has been about this on official channels, wrc+ and also on autosport. Basically nothing. (Compare the attention that for example Hyundai's small aero change for Finland got).

    It totally looks like FIA/Promoter tries to cover the big problem that rules were not the same for everyone for 2,5 years.

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    That Emyr guy is a nice dude and knows a bit about rallying, but his stage end interviews are often pretty awkard. I feel like Colin and Julian are naturals and get more out of the drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Well, no...drivers are drivers, not entertainers and PR persons. Dumb questions deserve dumb/straight answers. Be it Tänak, Neuville "i would have won, if...", moody Ogier, or some local quy in his local championship. They can do it, they have the right to do it and it spices things up.

    So this really sounds like a problem of modern era snowflakes...
    Exactly. If Tanak is nervous, irritated, disappointed, annoyed or even pissed, why should he pretend he isn't? It's not North Korea, where everybody has to be happy, is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    There was this guy called Bolt, who would run for less than 10 seconds and then spend an hour doing interviews with same questions.

    Sure drivers (or any sportsmen for that matter) can pick, but it will affect their popularity among people and among sponsors.
    And Your point is? You can name examples, who do like others like, also hundreds of examples from every area, who are good at what they do, but sometimes or even often rude, racist, and otherwise D-heads but still...popular, wealthy and successful...and don`t care...
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