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Old 18 Aug 2017, 13:37 (Ref:3760162)   #346
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Latvala with engine trouble again, what is it? A 3rd time?
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Old 18 Aug 2017, 15:00 (Ref:3760183)   #347
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Latvala with engine trouble again, what is it? A 3rd time?
The only thing in the car supplied by TMG...
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Old 19 Aug 2017, 22:29 (Ref:3760464)   #348
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Kris Meeke should have switched to rallycross a long time ago.
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Old 21 Aug 2017, 08:38 (Ref:3760697)   #349
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Fantastic drive from Tanak again, even if he doesn't get any closer to the title I still think he has still been one of the highlights of the 2017 season.

Not a good weekend for Neuville, that error has handed Ogier a slender margin again. That said I wouldn't begrudge Ogier winning the title, in fact it would massively elevate him in my opinion if he won the title in something other than a Polo. It would also be a long-deserved reward for Malcolm Wilson and M-Sport.

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Old 21 Aug 2017, 10:56 (Ref:3760730)   #350
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Fantastic drive from Tanak again, even if he doesn't get any closer to the title I still think he has still been one of the highlights of the 2017 season.

Not a good weekend for Neuville, that error has handed Ogier a slender margin again. That said I wouldn't begrudge Ogier winning the title, in fact it would massively elevate him in my opinion if he won the title in something other than a Polo. It would also be a long-deserved reward for Malcolm Wilson and M-Sport.

Looking forward to Catalunya!
Agree with all of that Tanak has shown promise in the past but this year he's really delivered. It would be great for M-Sport if they could grab a title, they've soldiered on since Ford pulled the plug and to be winning events is a great reward, a title would be superb (and as you say would also help cement Ogiers position as a 'great' - it was the one criticism that could be levelled at Loeb).

It still looks like each of the cars are pretty well matched - even the Citroen looked to have some pace in Mikklesens hands. Surely he's in for a full time drive there next season?
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Old 21 Aug 2017, 17:23 (Ref:3760779)   #351
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1. FRA Sťbastien Ogier (Ford), 177
2. BEL Thierry Neuville (Hyundai), 160
3. EST Ott Tšnak (Ford), 144
4. FIN Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota), 123
5. ESP Dani Sordo (Hyundai), 89
6. GBR Elfyn Evans (Ford), 87
7. IRL Craig Breen (CitroŽn), 64
8. FIN Juho Hšnninen (Toyota), 58
9. NZL Hayden Paddon (Hyundai), 55
10. FIN Esapekka Lappi (Toyota), 49
11. NOR Andreas Mikkelsen (CitroŽn), 39
12. GBR Kris Meeke (CitroŽn), 31
13. GBR Teemu Suninen (Ford), 25
14. FRA Stťphane Lefebvre (CitroŽn), 22
15. NOR Mads ōstberg (Ford), 19

Great job by M-Sport, no question about it.

Enough with Craig Breen.
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Old 25 Aug 2017, 12:21 (Ref:3761521)   #352
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I just want to wish my best to Tanak and the other 2 for the world title and the sport of WRC is a great more fun than it has been for some time
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Old 5 Sep 2017, 12:27 (Ref:3764708)   #353
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I see Mikklesen will be driving a Hyundai for the final 3 rounds of this season. That's a pretty big slap in the face for Citroen isn't it? I know Mikklesen wasn't necessarily going to get a drive in those events in the Citroen but he'd been looking like their best bet - Meeke looks shot to bits, Breen is more consistent but seems lacking that final bit of pace and Lefevbre looks out of his depth.
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Old 5 Sep 2017, 12:30 (Ref:3764710)   #354
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There is definitely something not right going on at Citroen. Bad car, drivers getting publicly slagged off and now their lead driver leaves. Things need to be sorted out
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Old 5 Sep 2017, 16:03 (Ref:3764748)   #355
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There is definitely something not right going on at Citroen. Bad car, drivers getting publicly slagged off and now their lead driver leaves. Things need to be sorted out
It's odd isn't it? They were out testing the new car quite early and seemed to be racking up the mileage with no major issues, then the season starts and it all goes bandy.

Breen is out for Spain but back for Wales and Australia - 'budgetary reasons' being the reason (Citroen can't stretch to a 4th car). Meeke, Lefebvre and Al-Qassimi get the nod in Spain - which it has to be said isn't a hugely inspiring lineup.
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Old 5 Sep 2017, 17:34 (Ref:3764769)   #356
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From the beginning it was planned though that Breen would only do 11 rounds. Lefebvre has been on the sideline a bit and Meeke was supposed to do the entire season. Al-Qassimi pays for himself and their season is screwed up anyways. Besides, Citroen have said that they are looking towards next season.

I would also think that Citroen couldn't keep Mikkelsen rather than that he is leaving them. They had four drivers already and if they can't have all the drivers because of budgetary reasons it seems more reasonable, despite his results, to let Mikkelsen go.
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Old 9 Oct 2017, 12:23 (Ref:3773212)   #357
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Well Meeke takes the win in Spain - great result and one that he (and Citroen) certainly needed. M-Sport are pretty much nailed on to win the manufacturers now and Ogier looks to be in a good position in the drivers after Neuville lost more ground. Mikkelsen looked impressive in his first run in the Hyundai - I was never convinced by him in the Polo but he's done well this season.
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Old 9 Oct 2017, 13:15 (Ref:3773213)   #358
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Yeah, a much needed result for Meeke and Citroen. Another very solid performance from Tanak as well.

Would like to see Ogier take another win this year to really "deserve" the title, but I guess he will be playing it safe in order to rack up the points.
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Old 14 Oct 2017, 10:51 (Ref:3774163)   #359
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Great result for Meeke/Nagle and Citroen and not a bad rally to watch overall either. Hanninen is quite handy on tarmac, I'm glad he's finding some speed now. He had a rough early part of the season. I hope it's not his seat that rumoured to be possibly going to Tanak.

The Hyundai understeers quite a bit doesn't it? You could see it. Must be so frustrating for the drivers. I was never fully convinced by the robustness of the Hyundai package in terms of taking knocks and absorbing them, maybe they've prioritised light weight in some components in the pursuit of speed and it's come back to hurt them. I had my heart in my mouth when Meeke was coming up to the infamous Hyundai destroying rock. I thought it was gonna end in a ripped sump. Phew!

On a different note, I have a list of onboards from the season I would love to see, they don't make them available for free anymore. Does anyone subscribe to the WRC paid services and are the onboards offered? Are they any good? Is it worth paying for?
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Iím glad Meeke won, shows the problem has been more the car being behind the others this season. Shame about Neuville, but hopefully both he and Tanak will take it down to the wire down under against Ogier
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