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Old 2 Sep 2019, 13:06 (Ref:3925395)   #89
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Originally Posted by Alex Langheck View Post
So the prodigal son has returned, and still hasn't sorted the troublesome car out....

In all seriousness, it was always going to be a difficult task. The car obviously has design flaws that just can't be ironed out. And all this after taking 2016 out to hit the ground running in 2017.

Going by the end of stage interviews, Ogier looks browbeaten trying to drive the car consistently quick.
It's an odd one isn't it? Citroen had built decent WRC cars (arguably the best) for some time, the regs changed and they haven't been able to get a handle on the new car at all (even with the year of testing as you say). The car certainly looks 'edgy' - Meeke was always on the verge of an accident (or having one), Breen was constantly having problems with it and now neither Lappi nor Ogier can consistently get the car to behave as they want. At times this season Lappi and Ogier have looked and sounded like broken men - how have Citroen got it so wrong with this car?

In other new Hyundai have announced their lineups for Spain and GB:

Spain: Neuville, Sordo, Loeb
GB: Neuville, Mikklesen, Breen

No real surprise to see Loeb and Sordo in for Spain, interesting to see Breen get another run out though, I'd assumed his previous outing was a one off.
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