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    Quote Originally Posted by bassist View Post
    Real Shame, a wasted talent and bloody fast pilot!
    He had his chances, he squandered them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassist View Post
    Real Shame, a wasted talent and bloody fast pilot!
    I'm just glad he had a couple of decent shots in the end. He easily could have never had a full season in the WRC, which would have been pretty tragic. If he hadn't, there'd have always been that big 'what might have been' question. But realistically, we got the answer to that question. It was an interesting ride with some great memories (I will never forget watching the Mexico 2017 Powerstage live), but I think we can say that, for better or worse, we were able to see what he was capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb_sh View Post
    So MSport with Suninen and Lappi with Greensmith or Tidemand in the 3rd car sometimes?
    Tidemand very unlikely unless he pays it all.

    Greensmith will surely do some rounds but who knows how many.

    Think they are taking their time with Lappi, but it really is his only option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Tidemand very unlikely unless he pays it all.

    Greensmith will surely do some rounds but who knows how many.

    Think they are taking their time with Lappi, but it really is his only option.
    My gut says if it was Lappi it would have been done by now. I think it will be a combination of drivers, if I was them I would be looking at Paddon and Mikkelsen very seriously. Perhaps not Mikkelsen if he has a program with Hyundai in the background, but M-Sport will certainly consider all their options.

    They also need to get ready for the hybrid era so a driver that can help that in the background would be very useful.

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    Msport with the pay drivers Suninen and Greesmith plus whoever else pays. Let's hope Lappi can get a deal even though that will involve some budget/ or his future career earnings linked back to Malcolm.

    Shame when they could've taken 2 of the drivers without a drive alongside Suninen. Disappointed in them tbh.

    But they've obviously decided without a Tanak/ Ogier, what's the point in supporting or hiring other drivers properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassist View Post
    Real Shame, a wasted talent and bloody fast pilot!
    A shame yes; not sure about wasted. He did eventually get the long awaited break in the WRC; as there was a time when it seems everything was against him - a lack of seats and unable to raise funds, not helped by his nationality.

    One wishes him good luck in the future; he seemed pretty happy in his Instagram post - Andorra is an outdoor activity paradise.

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Love it..

    Typical Meeke.. while others are selling their organs.. he steps away, and let them fight for scraps. Don't believe he ever paid to drive a rally car... and stuck by that principle.

    Still think we will see him in WRC in 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrc2017 View Post
    Love it..

    Don't believe he ever paid to drive a rally car... and stuck by that principle.
    He's a professional; that means getting paid to do the job, not having to pay for the pleasure. Good for him.

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    ú150k/€175k per round doesn't seem too unreasonable. I'd have expected it to be a bit more costly.

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