Mat­ton’s moves

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Yves Mat­ton is po­ten­tially tempt­ing Thierry Neuville back to the Citroen fold, but I’m not so sure that’s a match made in heaven given the his­tory.

That aside, Neuville is a fast driver, but pos­si­bly not so easy to man­age.

Craig Breen is dif­fer­ent. Proven, hun­gry and on form. We should re­mem­ber his re­solve and men­tal strength af­ter the death of Gareth Roberts in the co-driver’s seat. It’s a tough call to put the trauma of that event to one side. Fine qual­i­ties that can buoy a driver when things aren’t go­ing their way and this ap­proach can help a team pull to­gether and tri­umph in the face of ad­ver­sity.

Take a look at the driv­ers like Kris Meeke and Se­bastien Ogier. They have the men­tal strength to fo­cus on the job. There are oth­ers like Jari-matti Lat­vala whose heads drop and per­for­mance nose dives.

Turn­ing to run­ning or­der (yawn), am I not right in say­ing that in yes­ter­year it was the case that car one ran first on the road for the en­tire rally? Even Ogier seems to have packed up shop on run­ning or­der. Jost Capito has dragged this up again and his com­ments about Meeke’s win mean­ing noth­ing, and at best are plain bad man­ners. At least Cap­tio will be in F1 soon. Bye bye Jost. Richard Weaver Via email

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