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Jari-Matti Latvala and Petter Solberg complete a positive test for Ford in Spain ahead of Rally Mexico

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March 05, 2012 10:45 AM

Its all sounding very Good for the Ford boys, but for sure Seb and Mikko will also be feeling very Confident, and this year Loeb wont have to run 1st on the road like previous years when he has won

For me a dream Result would be a Castrol Ford 1,2 but I dont expect Ford to lock out the Podium, Loeb and Mikko will be very tough to beat and I dont think they will be more than a few seconds behind at the end

More Realistic is a Win and a 3rd, thats what i think we will see, i hope it will be Ford Citroen Ford Citroen, maybe there will be two seperate fights with Jari-matti and Loeb for the Lead, and Petter and Mikko for the last Podium place, that would be Good. I do think Ford can maintain its run of Gravel wins though

stefanvv - Unregistered

March 05, 2012 7:14 PM

Hopefully this confidence will show on the rally itself. I don't know running 1st on the road last years was determing the final rally result, since Loeb was still World Champion even running so. Perhaps the real reason for qualifying stage is to avoid these ridicolous looking games teams were playing at the end af day 1.

I hope also we'll see close races between the teams leaders and seconds. Mini skipping this event will certainly put Ford and Citroen on first 4 places, if there are no other issues.

I think the victory will be decided between Latvalla and Loeb, Solberg probably will be 3rd and Hirvonen 4th.

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