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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    Well, I know it's moving faster in Norway but...

    Well, I know it's moving faster in Norway but Norway is not part of the EU, i.e. when we talked about decision making and very slow processes in EU Norway simply isn't relevant. Norway is also one of...
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    I don't know if you understand the scale of the...

    I don't know if you understand the scale of the changes which is needed. It's nice that new projects rose but this is completely out of reach for any private project. Today with the new projects we...
  3. Thread: WRC future

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    Ehm... 1) Hundreds of thousands of cars park...

    Ehm...

    1) Hundreds of thousands of cars park in the streets and in parking lots in the cities. Your electricity at home is useful as a coat for a dead man in that case.
    2) The existing and...
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    Yes, Europe is totally unprepared for full...

    Yes, Europe is totally unprepared for full electrification of the traffic. Nothing is prepared for that and with the speed of decision-making processes in EU this will take decades.
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    I was just browsing through the football Euro...

    I was just browsing through the football Euro 2020 qualification matches when I noticed huge banners of VW on one of the stadiums. Guess what was the slogan.

    "Just electric"

    That tells you a...
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    No

    No
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    WRC is mainly a European thing despite having...

    WRC is mainly a European thing despite having some events outside Europe. All the teams are European based as well. Also the push against the combustion engines is not only a European thing. China,...
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    The thing is that we can not assess it from our...

    The thing is that we can not assess it from our outer point of view. We can only see their decisions and from that logically deduce that they choose what they see as better investment for them.


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  9. Thread: WRC future

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    They cried about hybrid technology and left to...

    They cried about hybrid technology and left to the hybrid series. For whatever reason they see WEC as a better investment for them but the main thing stays - they went for the hybrid.
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    That's not true. The automotive world is changing...

    That's not true. The automotive world is changing and the value of a purely combustion series is decreasing.
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    You answered yourself. 1) You don't know...

    You answered yourself.



    1) You don't know what marketing value each series has for each manufacturer. Only they know.
    2) If the series marketing value is low the first thing you shall do is...
  12. Thread: WRC future

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    I am not involved so I don't know who is in talks...

    I am not involved so I don't know who is in talks with FIA but I know one thing for sure - much more manufacturers are potentially interested in hybrid WRC than for pure combustion ones. In the...
  13. Thread: News from France

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    I can say that the Czech entries look about...

    I can say that the Czech entries look about right. If the rest is true it's definitely great!
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    No. The cost is relative. You can never compare...

    No. The cost is relative. You can never compare cost alone. You can compare it only if you know what you get for your money and that is what we don't know - but the manufacturers do and they can...
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    That was probably an answer to me, not to Rally...

    That was probably an answer to me, not to Rally Power, right?

    The work of FIA is to attract the competitors, i.e. on this level the manufacturers. The manufacturers want to be involved in some...
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    Figures, figures, still figures flying in the...

    Figures, figures, still figures flying in the air. What they tell to you? Of course you can imagine that it's one hell of a money for anyone of us but we are not the manufacturers.

    The...
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    Nice theory but just a theory. Why do you...

    Nice theory but just a theory.

    Why do you think you can always make things cheaper? By magic wand? R5 rules managed to keep the cost same for some 7 years already. That's huge achievement alone....
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    Good luck with that idea. You compare WRC with...

    Good luck with that idea. You compare WRC with sports which have a fraction of followers compared to the WRC and that is what will happen with the WRC when manufacturers leave. Once the manufacturers...
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    Hybrid is a politically and socially motivated...

    Hybrid is a politically and socially motivated option, not economically in terms of championship cost.

    However the thing is that the manufacturers are willing to pay more for this politically...
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    The development would be likely the same with...

    The development would be likely the same with different car formula. It's been always like that. At the beginning with new rules more manufacturers join but later the unsuccessful start to leave...
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    Hybrid is never an economic formula. That's the...

    Hybrid is never an economic formula. That's the most complex and complicated option You can choose.
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    Quicker? Have You followed the rallies? The word...

    Quicker? Have You followed the rallies? The word quick has different meaning than point score.
  23. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Dominik Stříteský, who won all events of Czech...

    Dominik Stříteský, who won all events of Czech Adam Cup this year and also the season finale in 3-Städte Rallye in Germany, will drive 208 R2 in Czech Peugeot Cup next year. The car will be serviced...
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    Nah, I don't agree with that. Not counting all...

    Nah, I don't agree with that. Not counting all events always favours those who go flat out no matter what because it gives them jokers. I don't like this type of rules to be honest (in whatever...
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    Sorry but You can't be more wrong. The point...

    Sorry but You can't be more wrong. The point system absolutely favours the flat-out drivers over regular finishers!
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