WRC » Citroen end fight, drivers told to hold station


Citroen enforce team orders, tell drivers to 'make sure of one-two finish'.

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DJ from TJ - Unregistered

June 23, 2012 8:21 PM

Well this one is a tough one to judge. I kinda understand where the team boss is going with this, it is a safe to bring both cars home specially in such bad conditions after battling for 2 days neck to neck. I do not agree with this though, is not like they are separated by 20+... plus for us fans is an insult, is detrimental to the sport and demoralizes good drivers like Hirvonen. If Citroen is somehow smart they should allow racing between their riders in order to conserve interest from the fans, I know Loeb is/has been/ and will be almost impossible to beat, a close championship will retain fans, attrack more fans and even keep the drivers interested instead of putting leaches on them like mad dogs.

slightlysideways

June 23, 2012 10:37 PM

Loeb on course to winning ten titles in a row is just taking the piss out of the history of the WRC, yes he deserves to be multiple champ but he always had a car more reliable than anyone else and mostly his team mate wasnt allowed challenge him, or was not good enough to even win rallies. If the same strategy was applied for Ford they could have won drivers championship with Marcus for definite.

stefanvv

June 23, 2012 11:36 PM

Hirvonen might be very dissapointed after this, understandable, but what are his chances really with 0 soft tyres in the rain? It is his fault probably he shot all his softs on friday, and Loeb has advantage with some softs yesterday and today. It is the way it is, with team orders or without, the result will be the same here.

May be he don't know how to keep his tyres, didn't he had issues with this also in Sweden?

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