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Old 9 Jul 2019, 21:07 (Ref:3916748)   #76
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Kalle Rovanpera has a full time drive for Toyota next season - so who's out? Meeke or Latavla? (or both)
Is he going to the big league a bit too early?

I reckon it's Latvala on his way out but that's just my gut feeling. Both are in the last chance saloon and I think they know it. Might kick Meeke into gear or it might make Latvala sink into a ever deepening self-doubt quagmire! Always beating himself up remorselessly about his mistakes and not have the 'feeling' with the car.
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Old 17 Jul 2019, 11:50 (Ref:3918141)   #77
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Evans is going to sit out Finland after suffering an injury in Estonia - really bad luck for him. M-Sport still fielding 3 cars - Suninen, Paddon and Greensmith.
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Old 17 Jul 2019, 19:14 (Ref:3918221)   #78
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I was hoping that Tidemand would get another chance. But it seems like his WRC days has come to an end already ...
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Old 29 Jul 2019, 13:23 (Ref:3920235)   #79
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Was hoping that Paddon might be able to deliver a result for M-Sport this weekend, but that isn't going to happen now...

https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...ter-test-crash

...the car looks absolutely buggered.
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Old 29 Jul 2019, 13:59 (Ref:3920237)   #80
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I can't imagine how crushed he must feel. I was hoping this would be start of a return for him.
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Old 29 Jul 2019, 20:12 (Ref:3920304)   #81
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What a shame, I was really looking forward to him coming back
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Old 7 Aug 2019, 14:52 (Ref:3921820)   #82
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Finland done and dusted - I haven't watched the coverage yet but the result certainly helps Tanak towards the title. Good to see that the top 3 are all driving different cars as well - it shows how competitive the championship is again. I thought Breen had a pretty good weekend - will he get a full time seat again somewhere next season?

Tommi Makinen has come out in support of Meeke again after another bad weekend for him - what are the chances of Meeke being in the WRC next season? No way back at Citroen and you've got to think he's running out of chances at Toyota as well.

Evans will miss Germany as he's still not recovered from his back injury, Greensmith will be in the Fiesta again as a replacement - I thought they might have put Paddon in but I guess Greensmith has had more time in the car.
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Old 7 Aug 2019, 18:34 (Ref:3921845)   #83
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Finland done and dusted - I haven't watched the coverage yet but the result certainly helps Tanak towards the title. Good to see that the top 3 are all driving different cars as well - it shows how competitive the championship is again. I thought Breen had a pretty good weekend - will he get a full time seat again somewhere next season?

Tommi Makinen has come out in support of Meeke again after another bad weekend for him - what are the chances of Meeke being in the WRC next season? No way back at Citroen and you've got to think he's running out of chances at Toyota as well.

Evans will miss Germany as he's still not recovered from his back injury, Greensmith will be in the Fiesta again as a replacement - I thought they might have put Paddon in but I guess Greensmith has had more time in the car.
I fear it may well be over for Kris come the season's end. I sincerely hope I'm wrong because I've always been a fan but if Toyota lose the manufacturer's title to Hyundai, he may well get the blame. As Latvala alluded to, driving under pressure like he was, isn't much fun and you tend to make more mistakes. Kris must be feeling the heat (like Mikkelsen was - allegedly).

Breen was very impressive on his cameo and Ott was just, Ott i.e. fast and fearless!

PS: It is me or do the organisers need to consider extending the 'landing' zone at the end of the RUUHIMńKI super special?
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Old 7 Aug 2019, 20:04 (Ref:3921858)   #84
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Standings after Finland:

1. EST Ott Tšnak (Toyota), 180
2. FRA Sťbastien Ogier (CitroŽn), 158
3. BEL Thierry Neuville (Hyundai), 155
4. GBR Elfyn Evans (Ford), 78
5. NOR Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai), 71
6. FIN Teemu Suninen (Ford), 66
7. GBR Kris Meeke (Toyota), 60
8. FIN Esapekka Lappi (CitroŽn), 58
9. FIN Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota), 56
10. ESP Dani Sordo (Hyundai), 52
11. FRA Sťbastien Loeb (Hyundai), 39
12. FIN Kalle Rovanperš, 16
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Tanak is looking good, just hope his Toyota holds together till the end of the season this time
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