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Congrats to Kris Meeke for that briliant drive which made him the first brit to win rally finland.

But I'm actually a bit more happy for Craig Breen who got his first podium
I absolutely agree with that. I'm also delighted with Neuville's strong performance once again. Leaving his teammate Paddon, who also drove on the limit, behind him. It's fun to watch the battles for the top spots. It's been a bit dull over the years but now they are all on the limit to get those precious seconds! WRC magic is back and it's worth watching again! I was anxiously watching the Power Stage hoping Neuville would top Paddon's time. I haven't had that feeling for over 5 years until this season. I'm a happy camper!
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https://youtu.be/KSEoBhQ7SxQ 

One nice clip from Ouninpohja 2. Got lost on the way to parking area, ended up on one of the gravel roads leading right up to ouninpohja and from there stumbled to this great viewing spot! Next year gotta do some good research and find even better spots  B)
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Was absolutely glued to the app over the weekend! Fantastic result for Meeke and Breen. Felt bad for Tanak as he seems to have really upped his pace. It's great to finally see someone in a factory seat proving that the Fiesta is a capable car. 

Great clip @gheeD! What's it like for spectators? Are you restricted as to where you can stand, or can you go wherever you want?
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First look at the 2017 specification Fiesta:

http://www.m-sport.co.uk/m-sport-news/fiesta-rs-wrc/the-next-stage-2017-fiesta-takes-to-the-gravel

I'm still torn between the Polo and the Fiesta as the best looking car of the current generation, so I'm keen to see what the car will look like with the 2017 panels on it.
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1187700191273031&id=106632069379854 , I think that M-Sport 2017 drivers might be in another Team nowadays because I cant understand Malcolm testing it and not Ostberg or Camilli, maybe he just want to have a ride, Camilli I think he will have a seat and maybe Thierry or a WRC2 Top driver
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i dunno, the news post says wilson has always been keen to test new cars himself first, and martin prokop continued testing after him (which is indeed interesting that its a privateer and not msport drivers.)

i think this fall will be interesting times to follow the rumours around these new cars and driver changes.
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gheeD said:
i dunno, the news post says wilson has always been keen to test new cars himself first, and martin prokop continued testing after him (which is indeed interesting that its a privateer and not msport drivers.)

i think this fall will be interesting times to follow the rumours around these new cars and driver changes.
Also Khalid tested the C3 so I think that anyone could drive the next year cars
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Toyota & Tommi are talking with Tänak, Evans and WRC2 front runners.
"I can tell you the names: there is Elfyn, there's Ott Tanak, Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and the young comer is Pontus Tidemand," said Makinen 
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/125608/toyota-closing-on-2017-driver-lineup?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/125608/toyota-closing-on-2017-driver-lineup

"Ott Tanak and the WRC2 frontrunners are Tommi Makinen's main targets for seats with his new factory Toyota team in the 2017 World Rally Championship." Holy... This is big news for the Estonian fans. 


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Can anyone explain why Ogier wasn't in the points for Finland? WRC highlight videos said nothing. 
He put the car in a ditch in a quite silly way and took him 6 minutes or so to get it out. And not that good of a power stage after that since he was sweeping the roads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvmF38JedE0
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Dytut said:
Can anyone explain why Ogier wasn't in the points for Finland? WRC highlight videos said nothing. 
He put the car in a ditch in a quite silly way and took him 6 minutes or so to get it out. And not that good of a power stage after that since he was sweeping the roads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvmF38JedE0
Thanks!
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I somehow have a hunch its gonna be Hänninen and Lappi. But I think Lappi could easily switch to Suninen, Rally Deutschland is pretty decisive for the 2 young finns I think. Lappi has shown he's fast on gravel and Finland especially, but wrc2 season hasn't been that easy for him.
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