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    Arghhh Gus ! Wow that was nearly all over... lucky no trees there.
    T16 is the only member on my Ignore list.

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    Hopefully Loubet isn't following his lines too closely!

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    Very disappointing return to WRC action for the M-Sport crews.

    Of course no-one expected them to be challenging the top places, but the gap to them is wider than I feared. And being slower than Katsuta is hard to take, even though he has driven well.

    Not what they needed after the tough lockdown and loss of income and testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post

    Of course no-one expected them to be challenging the top places, but the gap to them is wider than I feared
    I was expecting exactly this. I mean, go look at Rally FInland 2019 results. Of course you could argue they were missing the top driver, but it's obvious that the car wasn't just performing well enough on the high speed sections. And then it was annnounced their new engine upgrade was postponed to Monte Carlo, and they have missed all the testing from this year whereas other teams have been doing multiple days per each driver.

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    Toyotas are now within 8,1 seconds. Will there be team orders? Will we see the same as in Sweden with Ogier and Rovanperä?

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    It is now just a two horse race. Ford/msport is just loads behind. It is often like this with them, start well and fade out a bit untill the next rulechange.

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    I have to admit, I really miss the fact we don't have a fourth team. Since we had such a long break it kind of made me forget but as much as today was interesting, it is still a bit lacking. I'm not saying Citroen are the team that should necessarily comeback but boy I hope another manufacturer comes to the WRC fold...Well aware it's less & less likely with COVID-19 but honestly the state of the championship is looking bleak for the near (& far) future. As for the rally, great event, wish we had it some 2-3 weeks earlier, nice to see Breen do so well. It seems like we're heading to a two horse race in the championship between Tanak & Ogier, if things finish here as they are. Will be very interesting to see the last 3 rallies to end the season (4 if Croatia gets the go ahead).
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by masa90 View Post
    It is now just a two horse race. Ford/msport is just loads behind. It is often like this with them, start well and fade out a bit until the next rule change.
    It's hard when you don't have the full back-up from a manufacturer and missing a driver like Evans/Tanak/Ogier.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    I have to admit, I really miss the fact we don't have a fourth team. Since we had such a long break it kind of made me forget but as much as today was interesting, it is still a bit lacking. I'm not saying Citroen are the team that should necessarily comeback but boy I hope another manufacturer comes to the WRC fold...Well aware it's less & less likely with COVID-19 but honestly the state of the championship is looking bleak for the near (& far) future.
    I'd be happy if we had three Manufacturer teams, rather than two and a half...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Multiple cameras and the transmitter gear. No extra zeros.
    I still find it hard to believe that the onboard kit comes up to 100k. Not going to argue though, just don't have the info. But I think that not showing "all" or at least more cars actually comes down to time between stages and keeping the transmission airplane up and running. And even when there was more time between stages to show more cars, I recall from one interview with NEP Finland, that aerial costs are the highest in production, so it might just not be viable.

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