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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    MM-Motorsport will indeed be busy then...
    Translation please, are those wild rumors, or will it actually happen?

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    I think rumors at this point?

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    Definitely rumours

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    Quote Originally Posted by skarderud View Post
    Seems Andreas Mikkelsen and Ole Christian Veiby is ready for Hyundai next year, Mikkelsen in a sateliteteam, with Breen(?), Veiby in R5.

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    Statoil should create rally team Norway to support local heros. At least no lack of potential material with Ostberg, Mikkelsen, Veiby, Solberg Jr and many others. Statoil would have money even to run Citroen WRCs. Lukoil would have similar potential to run Luky.

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    Circle K has been sponsoring Oliver for quite a some time already..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    I still feel that from a long term career standpoint, this could be a wrong decicion for Mikkelsen. I feel he could get out more of his potential at Malcolms.
    - The Hyundai does not suit his natural style, that hamper him in fighting at the top.
    - Hyundai is a top notch team, but being fifth wheeler might not help.
    - MSport option might not be there, so the Hyundai seat is only seat possible.

    All standpoints made from my limited knowledge, seen from the sidelines.
    Agree, if he can he should try to drive somewhere else, even with almost no tarmac rallies next year. MSport gives a car to anyone who pays so if Toyota is not possible he should pay for a season at MSport. But has to be a season, 1-2 drives like Paddon tried are pointless.

    At end of 2020 there might be options. (Ogier and maybe Loeb and Sordo retiring) and Hyundai will likely introduce a new car that which might suit others better. Staying is Hyundai right now is just a road to decline, but if it's only possible option it's off course better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Agree, if he can he should try to drive somewhere else, even with almost no tarmac rallies next year. MSport gives a car to anyone who pays so if Toyota is not possible he should pay for a season at MSport. But has to be a season, 1-2 drives like Paddon tried are pointless.

    At end of 2020 there might be options. (Ogier and maybe Loeb and Sordo retiring) and Hyundai will likely introduce a new car that which might suit others better. Staying is Hyundai right now is just a road to decline, but if it's only possible option it's off course better than nothing.
    Wel, if he stays whit Hyundai, and pays there for one year in satellite team, he might be in pole position for (again) a factory seat in 2021. Also because Loeb and probably Sordo retiring. Kind of the same, but staying "loyal" to Hyundai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvel View Post
    Wel, if he stays whit Hyundai, and pays there for one year in satellite team, he might be in pole position for (again) a factory seat in 2021. Also because Loeb and probably Sordo retiring. Kind of the same, but staying "loyal" to Hyundai
    The same would go for Breen actually, and he to has been bringing funding from his own in the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvel View Post
    Wel, if he stays whit Hyundai, and pays there for one year in satellite team, he might be in pole position for (again) a factory seat in 2021. Also because Loeb and probably Sordo retiring. Kind of the same, but staying "loyal" to Hyundai
    Paddon´s loyalty definitely paid out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljuke View Post
    Paddon´s loyalty definitely paid out
    Exactly

    The Hyundai story since 2017 is pretty straightforward:
    2017 - Paddon and Sordo struggle => reduce their starts in 2018 and hire Mikkelsen
    2018 - Mikkelsen struggles => kick Paddon, keep Sordo's few starts, reduce Mikkelsen starts and hire Loeb (and Breen)
    2019 - Loeb struggles => "kick" Mikkelsen, keep Loebs 6 rallies and hire Tanak

    Until end of 2018 it looked like it was Nandan's "engineers make the car and drivers have to learn it" attitude that was the problem. But somehow Adamo continued in same pattern.

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