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    Surely they can't be serious..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold Triyudho Wardono View Post
    Surely they can't be serious..

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    Why not? Electric would be ideal for rallycross. Short races, and you need a lot of torque.
    You're so beige, you probably think this signature is about someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Why not? Electric would be ideal for rallycross. Short races, and you need a lot of torque.
    The issue is the absence of noise which is ar least 50% of the spectacle.

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    So Ekstrøm is out of DTM to do World RX full time. Audi backing, with the new S1. No news about team partner yet, but Bakkerud is the obvious choice.

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    Mattias Ekström announced today that he have decided to retire from DTM and that EKSRX will do the full 2018 championship series.

    WOHOOOOOW!!! The story continues!!! Mattias is all-in for 2018 @FIAWorldRX. Stay tuned for more news during the next days. #EKSRX #WorldRX #Rallycross
    https://twitter.com/EKSRX/status/957950959258390528

    As @mattiasekstroem announces his retirement from #DTM and his renewed commitment to @FIAWorldRX with @EKSRX
    https://twitter.com/odmag/status/957953567914188800

    We're delighted to have @mattiasekstroem and @EKSRX with us full time in 2018. We're expecting many more great moments like these this season! #WorldRX
    https://twitter.com/FIAWorldRX/statu...63193153880064

    The press conference can be seen again at https://www.facebook.com/EKSRX/videos/758298741028952/

    It marks the end of an era: After 17 years, 193 races, 23 victories and two championship titles, factory driver Mattias Ekström
    ends his DTM career, which means that Audi’s most successful DTM campaigner to date is leaving this racing series.
    In 2018, Ekström will concentrate on the factory-backed commitment of his team, EKS, in the World Rallycross Championship.
    The new member of Audi’s DTM driver squad is Dutchman Robin Frijns.
    https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/...tm-career-9806
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Why not? Electric would be ideal for rallycross. Short races, and you need a lot of torque.
    My only reference point for electric motor sport is the Zero TT not having watched any Scalextric( Formula E). Problem I have is just one team, Mugen, absolutely dominate that race through pure spending power so hope the playing field will be a bit more level in rallycross however it obviously would signal the end of any true "privateer" involvement at the top level. The lack of noise? For me it is a big point however watching on tv/on-line you very rarely hear the cars for all the hysterical commentators and no doubt the gaps will be filled with EDM as per most other broadcasts anyway so its only the live experience that will be affected and if we are talking Silverstone the crowd will probably so far back from the track anyway its something of a moot point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    My only reference point for electric motor sport is the Zero TT not having watched any Scalextric( Formula E). Problem I have is just one team, Mugen, absolutely dominate that race through pure spending power so hope the playing field will be a bit more level in rallycross however it obviously would signal the end of any true "privateer" involvement at the top level. The lack of noise? For me it is a big point however watching on tv/on-line you very rarely hear the cars for all the hysterical commentators and no doubt the gaps will be filled with EDM as per most other broadcasts anyway so its only the live experience that will be affected and if we are talking Silverstone the crowd will probably so far back from the track anyway its something of a moot point!
    You are right about the commentators... they are as bad as the rally ones.

    I'm now watching half the time with the sound on mute (and making the car noises in my head ! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    The issue is the absence of noise which is ar least 50% of the spectacle.
    Get used to it, the change is coming so we may as well embrace it.

    Why compare it to TT Zero when there is something like Formula E that manufacturers are keen to get involved in? Electric bikes also aren't as commercially available as electric cars. Privateer element is pretty much dead too, only the first season of World RX was truly accessible for privateers.
    You're so beige, you probably think this signature is about someone else.

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    Sorry but no-one is going to turn up for the non- experience of silent Electric RX.

    It has to be hybrid engines with electric for torque and a small petrol for noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Sorry but no-one is going to turn up for the non- experience of silent Electric RX.

    It has to be hybrid engines with electric for torque and a small petrol for noise.
    Formula E gets spectators. Not sure if you have been to a rallycross before, but even on a circuit that is incredible from a spectators point of view (Brands Hatch or Lydden) you can hardly hear the cars when they are away from you anyway.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the sound of ten of them leaving the start line, but it won’t kill it like you say.

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