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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    They will not stay if WRC cars will not be a lot...

    They will not stay if WRC cars will not be a lot faster than R5. That is completely wrong thinking. The top class must be very clearly the top class otherwise there will be no interest in it both...
  2. Thread: WRC future

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    No. The only thing you need is to use such...

    No. The only thing you need is to use such additional hybrid system for enhancing the vehicle performance instead of carrying it around for use on liaisons only. IMO it's actually pretty simple and...
  3. Thread: WRC future

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    Because by adding 200 kg to a WRC car (just an...

    Because by adding 200 kg to a WRC car (just an example but the batteries and other extra stuff are heavy) you make it probably hardly any faster than an R5 car while being multiple-times more...
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    Running liaisons on electricity was an idea...

    Running liaisons on electricity was an idea promoted at certain point by FIA but naturally it was rejected because carrying a few hundred kilos of ballast in a competition car which is completely...
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    The problem is that for African market WRC is...

    The problem is that for African market WRC is hardly relevant. IMHO It has an impact in Europe or South America but very little if any elsewhere. I believe that how much they sell in Asia or Africa...
  6. Thread: WRC future

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    But what you wrote directly confirms what I have...

    But what you wrote directly confirms what I have written. The need for less cost means exactly that. The higer marketing value = more money to be spent. Less marketing value = less money to be spent.
  7. Thread: WRC future

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    That's not true. It's only a question of rules....

    That's not true. It's only a question of rules. Countless rallycars around the world were built without manufacturer involvement.
  8. Thread: WRC future

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    Rally2 cars are for privatters. They must be as...

    Rally2 cars are for privatters. They must be as affordable as possible. Hybridization will only make them much harder to operate for the privateers and more expensive. IMHO everybody involved knows...
  9. Thread: WRC future

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    Guys, as we discussed already in the past. It's...

    Guys, as we discussed already in the past. It's unfortunately a fact that the society is changing and that the marketing value of motorsport will reasonably decrease in the future due to the very...
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    The main thing is that Huttunen won two and was...

    The main thing is that Huttunen won two and was second in his three starts and simply put he has the highest chances to win the title because he has been clearly the best so far.

    I would...
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    I really don't see why you even start with that...

    I really don't see why you even start with that and what is your goal in such discussion. That's plain weird.
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    Because they obviously try to make the cost and...

    Because they obviously try to make the cost and complexity increase minimal possible and in the same time feed the political need to go hybrid.
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    Prokop said in an interview in Sardegna that...

    Prokop said in an interview in Sardegna that after one and half years back in WRC he found it still to be a great joy and that he would return with a proper program next year. He hinted he was going...
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    You shall not ignore that it's often not him but...

    You shall not ignore that it's often not him but interest of Hyundai Poland and Vlček alone what drives the decisions where to start. It's not like Huttunen would be simply renting the car from them....
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    It's Kowax Team of Martin Vlček from Czechia ;)

    It's Kowax Team of Martin Vlček from Czechia ;)
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    Sory for being harsh but how about to first read...

    Sory for being harsh but how about to first read at least wikipedia or use google? We are ready to answer any questions but the very basics can be found after spending five seconds to search.
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    You have some really funny asphalt when wet... :)

    You have some really funny asphalt when wet... :)
  18. Thread: R5 News

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    Unlike with the Satria S2000 I don't see any sign...

    Unlike with the Satria S2000 I don't see any sign of potential in the Iriz R5 to compete against the top dogs. The car looks to be a lost case unfortunately.
  19. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Rally Vsetín is canceled due to the Covid...

    Rally Vsetín is canceled due to the Covid measures and the rallysprint season is over. It's quite likely that Šumava will follow and MČR would be over too...
  20. Thread: R5 News

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    That definitely isn't R5.

    That definitely isn't R5.
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    Onboard of Březík from the last stage with a...

    Onboard of Březík from the last stage with a light touch of railguards around 1:20.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqACXxwBiOw
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    No matter how fast or shitty any stage is, if...

    No matter how fast or shitty any stage is, if such accident happens in the second corner of a first stage it's hardly because of that stage even if that stage is completely shitty. It's much more...
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    Thanks, great stage but looking much more like...

    Thanks, great stage but looking much more like Barum than Ypres :-D
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    My few cents. In the past we have seen also a...

    My few cents.

    In the past we have seen also a lot of impact of well selected gear ratios in Ypres because the event is very specific but I don't think it will play that much of a role with WRC...
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    It was not 25 gramms lighter but 211 gramms...

    It was not 25 gramms lighter but 211 gramms lighter.

    You guys mix nominal homologated value with lower tolerance limit. That is two different things. Guess why there is the tolerance?
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