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Post  Sal on Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:10 am

Been v quiet on here generally and especially so on the events page with nothing about Ulster so thought we'd drag things back with a thread about Deutschland!

Pressure on Mr Meeke I guess and doubt he will get another chance like last year but the Vee Dubs could self distruct on home turf again so you never know! Hope Breen doesnt have any more technical issues as read he is up against it contract wise so a clean run against the Fabia R5s would be good for him.

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Post  sbuckley on Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:11 am

Have a look at this Model Diarama of Parc Ferme 2014.
Can't get direct link to photos but you should see them here:

https://twitter.com/Becsywecsy/status/634282660429496320
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Post  brian on Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:06 pm

Meeke really needs a finish to ease the pressure a bit. Another off and you would feel his drive is in trouble. Breens year hasnt been great, but most of that is down to poor reliability from the car. Breen cant do much if the car cant finish the rallys. Peugeot will need a big kick in the ass to get that car sorted as the Fabia is miles ahead of it already.


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Post  Sal on Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:38 pm

Meeke third in shakedown about a second down on Latvala but ahead of Ogier! Breen 4th in WRC2 behind the Skodas

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Post  bmd on Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:13 pm

just hopin for a good finish for meeke, podium would be great.... but just finish the flippin thing!!! Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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Post  turn the wheel on Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:45 pm

Im working about an hour and a half away from WRC so i might just get to flying the Irish Flag !!!!!!

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:35 am

He needs a great run of finishes (not crashes) to save his seat i fear
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Post  CDM on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:08 am

Interesting article on the Autosport forum where VW rate Meeke quite highly IF they had a fourth seat available

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120338

Despite what's written one of the oldest sayings in motorsport is...To Finish First you First have to Finish...and thats what Meeke needs to do consistently. No point being blindingly quick if you leave it parked in a ditch before the end. Points make prizes....

The other problem is that Citroen is used to winning. They got used to Sebastian Loeb winning ALL the time. The car is not that bad, its just that who ever took Loeb's seat would always be under pressure, there is just no way Meeke or Osberg or anyone else (apart from Ogier) would ever be as good as Loeb.

Come on Kris keep it on track...

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Post  bmd on Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:38 am

agreed! Very Happy
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Post  bmd on Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:42 am

4th after  ss3 but has a rear wheel problem........... Mad
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Post  Sal on Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:13 am

Hit a kerb but looks ok so far as only 4 secs down on Ogier in next stage

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Post  Sal on Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:28 pm

4th for now hope his luck continues! Breen third in WRC2 as Lappi already crashed out in the Fabia and Al-Atiyah been off as well.

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Post  Sal on Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:52 pm

After SS5 Meeke 4th and Breen second in WRC2

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Post  Sal on Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:36 pm

Meeke off road in SS6. Dropped to 10th but reporting problems at end of stage...

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Post  Sal on Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:59 pm

Meeke lost about 6 minutes in SS7

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:09 pm

That, im afraid, may be it. Gutted for him as i think hes the fastest of the also rans but, and i know its the finest of margins which mere mortals like me cant comprehend, he doesnt seem to know when to drop a few seconds or keep pushing and risk an off.


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Post  newt5550 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:00 pm

End of day one SS8 Meeke is still in the rally but down in 25th.
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Post  bmd on Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:32 pm

petes sake!!!!! Evil or Very Mad Mad Sad
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Post  newt5550 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:03 pm

As of 15.00 Meeke had climbed back up to 9th. 3rd fastest on stage 14. Fingers crossed.
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Post  bmd on Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:40 pm

3rd fastest ss 17, but 14th overall........... Evil or Very Mad
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Post  CDM on Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:53 pm

...and possible heavy rain as expected for the Belgium GP at Spa just 70 miles up the road

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Post  bmd on Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:14 pm

might make things interesting chris...... Rolling Eyes
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Post  CDM on Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:00 pm

Just 4 stages on Sunday of 68kms their website indicates no rain at the moment.

Kris M currently 14th but is now closing in on better faster drivers Prokop & Kopecky then there is a bit of a gap to Abbring then an even bigger gap.

He might be able to blame mechanical problems but how many mechanical problems did Loeb ever have or Ogier gets...not many

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Post  bmd on Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:40 am

aye chris looking like 13th at best unless someone in front retires..... im a huge fan obviously but cant argue with any of the sentiments re his breakdowns, over-zealous driving and inability to settle for a good points finish every time....not very hopeful for the drive in the near future I gotta confess..... Rolling Eyes
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Post  CDM on Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:52 pm

Well it didnt rain at Spa or in Trier - so much for a forecast (guesstimate!!)

VW got the 1 2 3 they wanted and nobody else had a prayer.

Excellent for Elfyn Evans as he actually won a stage.

Kris was quick after his problem, but it was all after any chance of a win had gone.

He is clearly quick (Citroen will see that on their telemetry). He has to shine brightly in the final four rounds.

I guess he is following his mentor Colin McRae with a s**t or bust approach. Now he needs a Richard Burns approach fast, steady, no risks, collect the points.

I remember someone telling me you drive a rally car to what it can stand not to what it can do. If you drive a car to what it can do, it will just fall apart, break or crash.

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