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    Most of you on here know me as rally codriver but I do a few other things. Here is the trailer to a movie that I did the stunt driving for. Movie is currently on release here in Australia and on the West coast of the USA. https://vimeo.com/241825673

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    Here's a longer version of the trailer. https://vimeo.com/235226019
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    Would you be OK if the electric RX cars (planned for 2020) are so good and so adaptable that they could ALSO become WRC's top class? I mean... you'd have to change some suspensions kits and set-ups... But "thats it".
    The power would be there already. Manufacturers are kinda interested in the e-RX class (Bmw, Audi, VW, Peugeot...)
    I wouldnt mind having WRX teams racing WRC and "vice-versa", since it'd be "the same car" (or something reaaaally close)
    I dont know if the current RX/WRC are that compatible to race the other series, but with electric cars it looks pretty simple

    Same was said about MotoCross and Supermoto. You change the tires and thats it (Not LITERALLY, I know.. but its way simple to do it, according to Alta Motors and KTM)

    I was kinda fearing that WRC would have to revert to R5 cars as its top class cuz of the budgets and this economic crisis on the horizon (kinda like WTCC is doing right now with TCR cars.. that could be raced in EVERY TCR series on the planet) but I would enjoy seeing Electric Cars racing RX and WRC... IDK why but I like the idea.

    I even saw someone suggesting they should MERGE and have Stages on Friday and Sunday, with RX on Saturday. That'd be one way to make WRC have "more promo" and WRX to have more respect among traditional racing fans...

    Or whatever... Just talking cuz Im bored! Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by giu canbera View Post
    Would you be OK if the electric RX cars (planned for 2020) are so good and so adaptable that they could ALSO become WRC's top class? I mean... you'd have to change some suspensions kits and set-ups... But "thats it".
    No. Never. It's not motorsport anymore. Electric cars are ridicolous idea and hopefully have nothing to do with WRC.

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    It just takes a tiiiiny bit of knowledge of physics and chemistry (understanding the difference in energy density between petrol and any practical or theoretical or yet-to-be-conceived-of battery technology) to realize that electric cars are an absurdly stupid idea forced on the public by bureaucrats and politicians who don't know anything except how to manipulate people.

    There is no battery technology coming that will compete with a liquid hydrocarbon like petrol, because it is not physically possible in our universe to have a higher energy density than a liquid hydrocarbon, unless you're talking about putting miniature nuclear reactors in everyone's car.

    Everyone who has ever promised you that that revolutionary battery technology is around the corner is either clueless or lying.

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    It's hard to imagine, that WRC could be left only ones with petrol engines when everyone else go electric. Batteries may not be problem, they could replace them in refueling zones, but I think it would be hard enough to create electric car to suit various surfaces, average speeds, etc. Formula E doing OK, but conditions there are pretty much same in all circuits.

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    Rally is not held on closed circuits with specially trained marshals and no access for spectators, i.e. there must be a safety concern.

    And frankly if WRC stays with combustion engines I would be only happy.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    As long as they could make a great sound even with electric power it doesn't matter, it will be fast and exciting. (and not that squeking like old twingo inside the cabin)

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    Yeah, it would be very hard to create safe and spectacular electric rally cars, while electric motors are very powerful, create gears, who reduce torque means no good on gravel, reduce top speed - always on "rev limiter", and etc.
    Rally should be with cars with combustion engines, but it's more political thing about green energy and whatever. I'd be ok with R5-ish rally cars as top category in case of green peace activist campaign against WRC rally cars, as long as it be internal combustion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electroliquid View Post
    It's hard to imagine, that WRC could be left only ones with petrol engines when everyone else go electric.
    I am not sure if everyone will go electric, only in case some big revolutionary invention. Actual electric cars cannot survive without big financial support from government.

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