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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    There is little information about the technical...

    There is little information about the technical side of the Yaris GR-4 but Fiesta ST can not be in any way compared to the cars like STi or Evo.
  2. Thread: WRC future

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    They will not. This is pretty clear. Such cars...

    They will not. This is pretty clear. Such cars are super expensive to develop and produce and will be even more with the new emission standards. You would need to sell millions of them to make them...
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    Are you for real? Sorry but this is the dumbest...

    Are you for real? Sorry but this is the dumbest thing I have read here in years.

    If you don't listen the manufacturers they leave. When they leave the sponsors leave. When the sponsors leave even...
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    A car based on the R5 rules being so large would...

    A car based on the R5 rules being so large would likely be slower than the R5. It makes little sense.
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    Sorry to disagree again. The issue is not the...

    Sorry to disagree again. The issue is not the cost but the value in the current socia-political climate. Simply the manufacturers need to have a reason to invest. It doesn't help if you manage to...
  6. Thread: WRC future

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    Because it will not work. It was mentioned here...

    Because it will not work. It was mentioned here already plenty of times. Higher power and torque means that you can forget about using most of the R5 parts. You would end with new rules and different...
  7. Thread: WRC future

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    No. RRC is an M-Sport name for something which is...

    No. RRC is an M-Sport name for something which is technically S2000 with 1.6T engine. R5 is completely different thing.



    WRC 2011-2016 were basically up-tuned S2000 (or RRC in case the S2000...
  8. Thread: WRC future

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    It's sure possible. It just needs to be thicker...

    It's sure possible. It just needs to be thicker and heavier.
  9. Thread: WRC future

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    If the aim is to kill the R5 for the privateers...

    If the aim is to kill the R5 for the privateers than making it the top level class is a good idea... otherwise, figure.
  10. Thread: WRC future

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    R-GT is bound to fail to attract manufacturer...

    R-GT is bound to fail to attract manufacturer teams because of the position of the R-GT cars on the rally ladder. The GT manufacturers are not here to fight for the crumbs left after WRC...
  11. Thread: WRC future

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    Even that is a problem recently. For example...

    Even that is a problem recently. For example Subaru or Mitsubishi, which used to be traditional rally brands, have no suitable car in their portfolio. With the new rules they can join. This issue...
  12. Thread: Rally 3 class

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    For me the ball related to the small classes is...

    For me the ball related to the small classes is on the national ASN side. If I say it cynically why shall FIA care about cars which are basically irrelevant for FIA championships? It doesn't make...
  13. Thread: Rally 3 class

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    Gr.A/gr.N is dead and already burried by a thick...

    Gr.A/gr.N is dead and already burried by a thick dust. It's nothing but history. Get used to that finally and look what can be done now in the current world.
  14. Thread: WRC future

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    It gives an opportunity to join to any...

    It gives an opportunity to join to any manufacturer (unlike the production-based vehicles). That is a big reason alone. Aside of that it makes the development of the car way easier for the...
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    Come on, no manufacturer have been building...

    Come on, no manufacturer have been building pefrormance cars to suit WRC conversion for more than a decade. This concept has been long dead.
  16. Thread: WRC future

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    You can use exotic materials on whatever...

    You can use exotic materials on whatever solution. That's only a matter of rules but I don't see a point in going into an extrememum just to prove that something can be made expensive. Of course it...
  17. Thread: WRC future

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    I dare to say that the space frame is in the end...

    I dare to say that the space frame is in the end cheaper option for the manufacturers. For sure it's much easier one to manage because it is in no way connected with the burden of serial production...
  18. Thread: Rally 3 class

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    It's not true that private tuners have nothing...

    It's not true that private tuners have nothing out of modern rally cars. There are plenty of companies making a lot of money out of the new cars. It's also not true that their engineering skills are...
  19. Thread: WRC future

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    Don't forget that the manufacturers have to find...

    Don't forget that the manufacturers have to find compromise as well. It's not only an FIA game and since I have been working with car manufacturers for a long time I know that it can be extremely...
  20. Thread: Rally 3 class

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    What you say is not true. Sorry.

    What you say is not true. Sorry.
  21. Thread: Czech rally news

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    It looks like there will be many changes compared...

    It looks like there will be many changes compared to previous years. Pačejov in MČR, Příbram in sprints and several completely new events in the sprint calendar. That's why it takes time to finalize...
  22. Thread: Rally 3 class

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    I think You don't understand the concept. The...

    I think You don't understand the concept. The idea of R5 was to use as many standard production parts as possible no matter the manufacturer and to keep the cost of the car and its spare parts...
  23. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Entry list for Prague (not seeded):...

    Entry list for Prague (not seeded): http://www.prazskyrallysprint.cz/pro-divaky/posadky/

    20 R5, 4 WRC, 1 S2000, 2 GT and Enge with RWD :D

    Pech, Koči, Grzyb, Mareš or Semerád brothers all in R5...
  24. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Not yet released.

    Not yet released.
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    Hmm, how many times has this repeated in the past...

    Hmm, how many times has this repeated in the past ten years or so?
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