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Fantasy WRC Preview: Turkish Delight

I’m in Wellsboro, PA for the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (actually I’m in a town about an hour west. I don’t know the name of it but I saw a sign that said library so I dove in to take advantage of that sweet sweet free wifi). Turkey Totally snuck up on me so I’m late with the preview. I’m going to bang something out quick, but in the meantime if you’re confident enough to make picks without any of that preview junk go ahead and post them. Otherwise check back sometime after 6 PM eastern.

Lots of points in .de. Only Suninen finished out of the top 10. Tanak won, again. Meeke finished second, scoring his first ever points in Germany, ending a streak of four straight no scores there. Ogier struggled with the citroen. Neuville was just kinda there.

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In fantasy RubyLocks and Jebidia took the win with 77 points. Freddster still leads the season but it’s now down to 6 points, and this is the round where we start dropping scores.

Turkey is rough and beautiful, a glorious carbreaker. Tanak won last year with Latvala, Paddon (not competing), Suninen, and Mikkelsen rounding out the top 5. The only other WRC driver to score finishing points was Ogier down in tenth after having to retire and restart. None of the other seven WRC drivers managed to finish in the top 10. In other words, keep an eye on those WRC2 cars.

Here’s the official Entry List, and the current fantasy points spreadsheet. And while you’re at it, you can also look at the drivers’ data and statistics here.

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DEADLINE FOR PICKS: September 12, 2019, 1:08 PM EDT
(5 point per stage penalty after this time. Stage schedule here. Calculate deadline in your time zone here.)

M-SPORT FORD WRT - FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Pontus Tidemand (SWE) - Avg last 4 rounds: 2.0 - Avg Turkey: N/A
Teemu Suninen (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.0 - Avg Turkey: 12.0

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HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WRT - HYUNDAI I20 COUPE WRC
Dani Sordo (ESP) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.4 - Avg Turkey: 0.0
Thierry Neuville (BEL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 14.1 - Avg Turkey: 0.0
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.2 - Avg Turkey: 10.0

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT - TOYOTA YARIS WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.1 - Avg Turkey: 11.0
Ott Tänak (EST) - Avg last 10 rounds: 18.0 - Avg Turkey: 25.0
Kris Meeke (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.3 - Avg Turkey: N/A

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CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT - CITROËN C3 WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 13.2 - Avg Turkey: 6.5
Esapekka Lappi (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.0 - Avg Turkey: 0.0

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