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    And talking about Latvala again, “At the end of last year we focused on the development, just to make a really strong car and not optimising the performance,” he told WRC.com. “We decided we wanted to make a car which is just reliable and then when we have more time, we try to optimise the performance. “We could see that [the previous round in] Sardinia was an example where our performance was not the best but then here we see the reliability side, which was really important and needed. The engineers have done a really good work.”

    I do not think that Toyota was lacking performance in Sardinia. If I remember correctly their main problem on the Italian rocky dustroads was mainly cooling related.

    https://www.wrc.com/en/news/2022/wrc...aris-strategy/ (note: in the big team winners photo you can spot center stage Toyota Gazoo Racing technical director Tom Fowler. That man is really deserving all the praise with their current Rally1 car)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiow View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NCUziUK5Wo When watching the video of Neuville getting stuck in the mud it seems that the main cause was that he was taking too much speed in the corner, got off camber and eventually got stuck. Whatever, I admire his all or nothing approach here since he had nothing to lose
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    He wasn't stuck but flooded the engine with water, the air intake on the Hyundai worked like a vacuum cleaner
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    He wasn't stuck but flooded the engine with water, the air intake on the Hyundai worked like a vacuum cleaner
    If only there was some kind of ingenious way of managing air intake that would prevent the engine from drowning in water or feshfesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentalParadox View Post
    If only there was some kind of ingenious way of managing air intake that would prevent the engine from drowning in water or feshfesh
    The circular vent on the front of the i20 bonnet was an unfortunate design for this rally, but they clearly didnt feel it was worth changing it if it made the performance worse on all the other rallies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    The circular vent on the front of the i20 bonnet was an unfortunate design for this rally, but they clearly didnt feel it was worth changing it if it made the performance worse on all the other rallies.
    This being a quote from George Donaldson in Dirtfish podcast

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    This being a quote from George Donaldson in Dirtfish podcast
    I read and listen to so much that I dont keep a record of the source of every bit of info I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiow View Post
    When watching the video of Neuville getting stuck in the mud it seems that the main cause was that he was taking too much speed in the corner, got off camber and eventually got stuck. Whatever, I admire his all or nothing approach here since he had nothing to lose
    But that isnít the way to drive on black cotton and is asking for getting stuck. Higher gears and lower revs is what you need to keep the momentum up. And momentum is everything.
    If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off!

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