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    Quote Originally Posted by Ucci View Post
    Excatly my point!
    And mine too! One of the things that got me into rallying in the late eighties/early nineties was the variety of competing cars. Nowadays it looks completely different. Any new manufacturer or car is welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    That's true but I still lack the rationale of this step. Simply why?
    More than serving a rational purpose, Porsche history in rally has been always driven by the passion of a few brave guys facing the brand clear orientation towards track racing. Vic Elford (one of Porsche top racing drivers of the late 60’s, early 70’s) had an important role convincing his employer to get 911’s into international rally, while Jurgen Barth (Porsche racing costumer branch chief for decades and a talented driver himself) was a major influence in Porsche cars rally use during Gr.4 and Gr.B years. More recently we had some Porsche importers and dealers involved in national rally and a few private teams, like Tuthill and RD, homologating RGT cars for international use. I’m curious to know more on RM article, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this new effort is another small scale passionate program, probably inspired by the amazing Dumas.
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    Another interesting result of a GT car in France. Nicolas Ciamin and his Abarth were 5th overall in Rallye Rouergue, a round of French rally championship. Interesting fact - Ciamin won stage 6, where he was faster than all R5 cars.

    Final results of RALLYE AVEYRON ROUERGUE 2018:
    1. Quentin Gilbert/Renaud Jamoul (F/B) Skoda Fabia R5 1:58.31,0
    2. Pierre Roché/Martine Roché (F) Skoda Fabia R5 +2,9
    3. Jordan Berfa/Damien Augustin (F) Hyundai i20 R5 +1.08,3
    4. Eric Mauffrey/Kévin Bronner (F) Skoda Fabia R5 +1.53,0
    5. Nicolas Ciamin/Anthony Vilanova (F) Abarth 124 Rally +3.25,2
    6. William Wagner/Kévin Mllet (B/F) Ford Fiesta R5 +4.12,4
    7. Jean-Laurent Chivaydel/Nicolas Capoulade (F) Ford Fiesta R5 +4.34,7
    8. Cédric Robert/Matthieu Duval (F) Renault Clio R3T +6.34,3
    9. Vincent Leduc/Laurence Pelamourgues (F) Hyunsai i20 R5 +6.51,8
    10. Alexis Sirmain/Rémi Nolorgues (F) Peugeot 106 +7.05,5

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    Unfortunately his car is not R-GT FIA spec. but otherwise it's of course great to see him setting such result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Unfortunately his car is not R-GT FIA spec. but otherwise it's of course great to see him setting such result.
    Whats the spec on his car? Thought for a while that a well sorted version of the Fiat would be a good car for UK tarmac events which as you know are mainly held on race circuits and old airfields with lots of chicanes. At the moment the weapon of choice is a MK2 Escort with a 2.5 Millington and a 6 speed sequential costing North of £100k but feel a 124 could be a regular top ten finisher in the right hands for quite a bit less.

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    Honestly I don't know. Maybe someone from France can help?
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    I heard there is no restrictor on that turbo. It's a fast car but mainly a very fast and crazy driver too!
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    Any news on new R-GT cars in the pipeline, for instance the new Alpine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Honestly I don't know. Maybe someone from France can help?
    From France or from anywhere...GT+ regs are public: item 20 on 'Annexe J en cours' https://www.ffsa.org/pages/SecuriteR...eJEnCours.aspx

    Quote Originally Posted by dupanton View Post
    I heard there is no restrictor on that turbo. It's a fast car but mainly a very fast and crazy driver too!
    Yep, the 124 GT+ is believed to have 30 to 40 hp more. Ciamin is really flying with it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NctzraWDTlE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Any news on new R-GT cars in the pipeline, for instance the new Alpine?
    Sadly RGT cars are hugely penalized by FIA regs. Abarth was brave and smart enough to develop the 124 Rally for privateers, helping them to buy and run the cars through the Abarth Rally Trophy. It’s a nice effort, but RGT needs a couple more manus doing the same. Maybe Porsche and Alpine will soon realize they can easily adapt the Cayman Clubsport and the A110 GT4 to rally and get a nice profit selling them to eager rally costumers around the world. Fingers crossed!

    Btw, still no more info on Rallye Magazine article (anyone reading the paper version?) but this came out on Dumas fb:



    Apparently Dumas and his team are already testing the RGT Cayman, but there's no clue on Porsche actual involvement.
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