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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    Maybe I wasn't clear: I'm not assuming that...

    Maybe I wasn't clear: I'm not assuming that Hyundai would continue with other rules; I'm saying that it's impossible, for the sport sake, to start a new WRC era with only 2 manus involved.

    If...
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    EV's lobby is nowadays hugely influential in the...

    EV's lobby is nowadays hugely influential in the media, making people to forget that ICE's (at least in hybrid mode) will still be around for a long time.
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    Those who insist that motorsport series using...

    Those who insist that motorsport series using ICE's are at risk should look to Daimler's CEO comments on Mercedes F1 future:...
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    The problem isn't on the 2022 Rally1 Hybrids...

    The problem isn't on the 2022 Rally1 Hybrids anymore, but on the possibility of having only two manus committed to them, which would be terrible for the WRC credibility.

    We can still hope that...
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    Exactly for being the BEST rally drivers of the...

    Exactly for being the BEST rally drivers of the world, they shouldn't be forced to fight for the world rally title on a event that cannot be considered as a proper rally.
  6. Thread: WRC future

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    Mate, I don't need to see videos as I've watched...

    Mate, I don't need to see videos as I've watched R5's on more than a dozen tarmac rallys since 2014 (and even more on gravel, btw).

    On the WRC future, all manus (apart VW) agreed on having Hybrids...
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    Yep; it was already known that Rally5 Clio cups...

    Yep; it was already known that Rally5 Clio cups winners would get a works Clio Rally4 seat next year.

    Btw, besides the tarmac Cup, Renault will also run a gravel series in France for their Rally5...
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    Amen.

    Amen.
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    As you've recognized, the WRC got more events...

    As you've recognized, the WRC got more events cancelled than the ERC and most of those occured on a short notice after the lockdown; still the promoter managed to restart the series with a new top...
  10. Thread: WRC future

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    Actually you can only notice R5's tires noise on...

    Actually you can only notice R5's tires noise on the slow braking and sliding zones. Anyway, I'm always puzzled to see fans supporting full EV's in the WRC, or any other top motorsport series, when...
  11. Thread: R5 News

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    It could be, as the road C3 got a facelift (named...

    It could be, as the road C3 got a facelift (named Phase II) a couple of months ago. Anyway, the R5 version has been constantly improved although PSA Sport is not using the Evo badge every time they...
  12. Thread: WRC future

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    Besides the power boost on the stages, the hybrid...

    Besides the power boost on the stages, the hybrid system is also required to be used in electric mode inside urban areas on the liaisons.

    You can check page 18 of the PDF or take Matton’s words...
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    The situation in Spain it's probably (and sadly)...

    The situation in Spain it's probably (and sadly) even worse but that didn't prevent them to start today their cycling tour, with outsanding safety measures (which apparently are working as it was...
  14. Thread: WRC future

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    The FIA tender was pretty clear: the full hybrid...

    The FIA tender was pretty clear: the full hybrid system max weight is 80kg and allows a peak power of 100kW (=134hp).

    Even if it's not certain how that extra hybrid boost can be used on a SS,...
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    We tend to forget that these rules were made by...

    We tend to forget that these rules were made by the FIA on a permanent dialogue with all the manus; according to what was told at the beginning, Toyota pushed for even more costly in-house developed...
  16. Thread: WRC future

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    Nope; today’s principle is actually more for...

    Nope; today’s principle is actually more for less.

    Again, manus overall budgets aren’t endless; those budgets are being consumed by huge investments on lower emissions and autonomous driving, but...
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    Thatís a quite radical view. If this future...

    Thatís a quite radical view.

    If this future LMDh sportcars class (for both the WEC and IMSA series) manages to get a handful of manus, as itís expected, itíll mean that manus are mostly concerned...
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    2020 specs can also be available as a kit and...

    2020 specs can also be available as a kit and fitted on older chassis (thatís what most top national crews have done).
    https://motorsport.hyundai.com/performance-boosts-for-i20-r5/
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    Yep, it’s not hard to imagine Rally3 as a new WRC...

    Yep, it’s not hard to imagine Rally3 as a new WRC support series, alongside JWRC and WRC2, or replacing ERC2 (and even ERC1 Junior) in the ERC. In national championships they can, finally, take N4...
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    Are you sure that Huttunen is still running on a...

    Are you sure that Huttunen is still running on a '19 spec i20?
  21. Thread: WRC future

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    That's a different situation; WEC’s high tech...

    That's a different situation; WEC’s high tech Hybrid rules were endorsed by 5 manus, back in 2014. Through the years only Toyota was left, as they were desperate to finally get their Le Mans win;...
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    Relax guys, if Hyundai really decide to pull out,...

    Relax guys, if Hyundai really decide to pull out, the Rally1 Hybrid rules will simply die. In 2018 the FIA has established a minimum of 3 manus to turn WRX Supercars class into a full electric...
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    Makes sense; there's no roll cage.

    Makes sense; there's no roll cage.
  24. Thread: R5 News

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    That would be great but the program seems to be...

    That would be great but the program seems to be underfunded since the beginning. Proton is still recovering from a serious crisis, which forced them to let Geely get a 49.9% stake and lead the...
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    Don't take me wrong, I'm not saying that your...

    Don't take me wrong, I'm not saying that your table isn't accurate but simply that it can't prove those would be the real results if all RC2 were running together, considering that running against a...
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