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    Crystal Ball Predictions 2020

    Is it time yet?

    Rules copied from last year

    5 predictions per person (please exercise some self-discipline in sticking to just 5)
    Predictions need to be specific/measurable
    Award for most of 5 predictions correct
    Honour for the most extreme prediction that turns out to be correct

    Predictions close 5PM French time on Wednesday January 22th i.e. when Monte Carlo Shakedown begins

    Tip - always shine your Crystal Ball to get clearer predictions
    Writing here as a reminder for the end of the year –*Chile was already cancelled before this thread started.
    Last edited by AnttiL; 7th January 2020 at 12:27.

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    -69 will take more than 1 podium
    -Champion is Seb again
    -more than 4 different winners
    -Hyundai and Toyota will not win all events
    -there will be RC2/Rally2/R5/nonWRC20 car in Top6 for some rally
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    1. Ogier will be more comfortable in his new car than Tänak. I predict Ogier to be more often faster than Tänak in rallies where neither has technical issues. If this proves to be difficult to measure, we’ll go down to counting better stage results...
    2. Neuville and Tänak will end up in a situation where one has to help the other for personal title or stop racing each other to preserve manufacturer points. Subsequently Autosport will publish an article which talks about the tense situation in the team between these two star drivers.
    3. Latvala will continue his 2018/2019 form in the rallies he starts. He will make top 3 stage times, but won’t finish on the podium.
    4. Rovanperä will get his career first stage win on a super special stage in Mexico.
    5. Only 4 stages (not counting repeats) will be over 35 km long and only one of them over 40 km.
    Last edited by AnttiL; 2nd January 2020 at 19:37.

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    1. Tanak will overperform Neuville. Neuville will be bothered so he leave the team at the end of the year.
    2. Ogier will not retire.
    3. There will not be enough interest in introducing new regs by the manufacturers.
    4. Solberg will be WRC2 champion
    5. WRC+ live will not be upgraded at all.

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    Ok, here we go...

    1. Toyota Yaris will win more rallies than Hyundai i20 in the WRC.
    2. Neuville will win more rallies than Tänak.
    3. Ogier to give his first not-so-definitive-like-answer for a question about 2021 before Mexico - yet he won't officially announce anything before Wales.
    4. M-Sport driver will finish fourth in the drivers' championship.
    5. Second consecutive season without a win for the Finns.
    ku ois neljä pyörää ku vetäis ni ois vähän eri sekunnit kyllä pätkillä, sen mä takaan

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    1. For the first time in seven years, Monte Carlo is not won by Ogier.
    2. Andrea Kaiser will tweet “Shityota” after the Yaris of Ogier breaks down 3 rallies in a row (Mexico, Argentina, Portugal)
    3. At some point during the season, there will be a deep discussion again how the best solution in the world is to dump current gen. cars and make R5 category the main one.
    4. Neuville will say at every rally that Ogier has the best car. Finishes the season second again.
    5. Everyone will use rally2 at Rally Safari.
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    1. Tänak will not be the champion of 2020
    2. Mikkelsen will win a world rally
    3. Hyundai will win the manufacturer championship
    4. Latvala will win one rally
    5. Rovanperä will have 3 podiums

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    1. Neuville World Champ
    2. Toyota Manu Champs
    3. Rovanpera with two Podiums in 2020
    4. JML to win a WRC event as Privateer
    5. Ogier battles Neuville for title *see 1. above
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    1. Ogier will win the drivers title
    2. Hyundai will win the manufacturers title.
    3. Rovanpera will be demoted from the main team to a second before finland
    4. Lappi will win a rally
    5. If ogier wins the championship, he will continue in 2021

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    3. At some point during the season, there will be a deep discussion again how the best solution in the world is to dump current gen. cars and make R5 category the main one. .
    Come on, try a bit harder This is like saying "there will be a stage with jumps in Finland"

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