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    Well, if the rumours at the time were true that Mikklesen got lawyers involved for Hyundai to honour his contract a year ago, I think Andreas has taken his foot off with a shotgun and won't be driving a Hyundai again any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post
    Well, if the rumours at the time were true that Mikklesen got lawyers involved for Hyundai to honour his contract a year ago, I think Andreas has taken his foot off with a shotgun and won't be driving a Hyundai again any time soon.
    Yet they dropped him for 4 rounds, so I guess the rumors were just that, rumors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Yet they dropped him for 4 rounds, so I guess the rumors were just that, rumors.
    Maybe, maybe not. If he did agree to be sidelined for the four rallies but got lawyers involved earlier in the year the damage is done, as it would look like he was driving for himself not the team. Whether he was persuaded otherwise for those four rallies, I can see Adamo as the sort of character that would not respond well to being undermined by his drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post
    Well, if the rumours at the time were true that Mikklesen got lawyers involved for Hyundai to honour his contract a year ago, I think Andreas has taken his foot off with a shotgun and won't be driving a Hyundai again any time soon.
    i was thinking the same yesterday,and cant find any other reason except that.

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    Neither can I Dimviii, as mknight points out his results haven't been that bad so can only assume he has rubbed Adamo up the wrong way

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Nope, it's a "reason" found afterwards to have something to put in the PR release.

    If you follow the "picks" he has made for last year they are not consistent at all.
    - Breen over Paddon for Finland cause Breen was on podium 3 years before
    - pick Breen over Mikkelsen for Australia, while Mikkelsen has 1st from 3 years before and an additional podium and Breen 7th as best
    - now again pick Breen based on 2nd place 2 years ago, while Mikkelsen has 2nd, 2x 3rd and 2x 4th
    2nd in 2018 was a great result and this year he will have the good road position.

    What do you think the real reason is ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    2nd in 2018 was a great result and this year he will have the good road position.

    What do you think the real reason is ?
    Mikkelsen would have had same road position and has consistent good results from Sweden. (to be precise it's actually not sure starting late will be an advantage if there is little snow)

    Real reason is he doesn't "trust" Mikkelsen. He said as much indirectly while in C. Clarks kitchen before rally GB.

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    Finally, we can speculate on the satellite team. The rules specified that the same driver may not drive in the satellite and the main team during one season. But will there be a satellite team at all? Maybe testing Pirelli gravel tyres in the European gravel rallies?

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    Rallirinki / Teemu
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    Hyundai press release: "The team has been forced to postpone its planned pre-event test in Sweden, due to take place this week, because of a lack of snow and ice. A revised test is being considered for February 5-7 in the area close to the rally with all three crews."

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    Jocius not nominated for manufacturers points?

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