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    Default WRC - Mikko Hirvonen to retire

    Mikko Hirvonen announced his retirement from WRC after the last round in Wales this year. This marks the end of 13 year career in WRC.

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    Really great driver, always pushed hard but has a wardrobe full of bridesmaid gowns.
    Seb Loeb has been the dominate force, 9 titles in a row, and Ogier has picked up the baton. Mikko was just not in the right place/time.
    Trust me 'shit happens' and 'timing is the essence' of more than comedy.
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    Mikko comes across as a really likeable person, but you can see and hear from his speech and general attitude the last couple of years that a/ he has lost his driving mojo, and b/ knows it. hasnt had any flashes of brilliance at any point recently, and sounding like it was really getting to him. so i reckon it is good decision.

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    There are those who say speculate that he lost something after his last big one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluey504 View Post
    Really great driver, always pushed hard but has a wardrobe full of bridesmaid gowns.
    Seb Loeb has been the dominate force, 9 titles in a row, and Ogier has picked up the baton. Mikko was just not in the right place/time.
    Trust me 'shit happens' and 'timing is the essence' of more than comedy.
    Arto what is the Suomi for kharma?


    Brendan.
    My Finish vocabulary is somewhat limited given I left when I was 11 and have only had two short visits in 40+ years, so sorry I have no idea what Karma is in Finnish.

    The unfortunate thing about Loeb dominance is that the Finns have been bit quiet. At least this year Jari-Matti started finding the speed in some rounds to really pressure Ogier. I am looking forward to next year to see if he can do better.
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