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Injured Latvala to miss Argentina

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    Keith Collantine
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    More frustration for Ford after missing that open goal in Portugal – Jari-Matti Latvala has broken his left collarbone while training in Lapland and will miss the Rally of Argentina:

    http://www.wrc.com/news/injury-forces-latvala-out-of-argentina/?fid=16502

    It remains to be seen who will replace him. Any thoughts?

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    I’ve seen countless times that Ott Tanak has been groomed to one day rally with the Ford works team. If he doesn’t do the rally, then I still expect him to rally for the team in the future as a replacement for Solberg/Latvala/which ever one goes to VW.

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    jonnyw360f1
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    D’oh.

    I like Latvala, and in fact it’s probably difficult not to like the guy. But if he’s going to be a proper championship contender in the future then he really needs to get his act together and cut out the little mistakes. With Hirvonen leaving Ford I thought this was going to be Latvala’s chance to shine in ‘his own’ team – unfortunately that hasn’t been the case for all of this year so far. His speed isn’t in question, it’s the consistency. And that’s what rallying is all about, surely…

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    AndrewTanner
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    What a shame. He really isn’t having any good fortune at all this season.

    I’d say Ostberg. He performed brilliantly in Portugal.

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    Bradley Downton
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    Got to be Ostberg, such a shame for Latvala, I really like him as well :/

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    Fer no.65
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    It’s gonna be Wilson’s son :P

    As for Latvala… I bet he can crash even playing chess. The guy’s been a very unreliable pair of hands lately!!

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    JPedroCQF1
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    What a bad year Latvala is having!

    If I was Malcolm Wilson, I’d would have to choose Mads Otsberg to replace Latvala, attending to the recent performances.

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    Bradley Downton
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    @fer-no65 – Isn’t Malcolm’s son (Matthew) still injured?

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    AndrewTanner
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    So that would put Meeke in prime position to take up a Mini drive for Argentina I guess?

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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    @andrewtanner – Prodrive aren’t going to Argentina or Greece.

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