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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    Will removal of the centre diff and the change to...

    Will removal of the centre diff and the change to simpler suspension be enough to cancel out the additional cost of the hybrid system?

    Doesn’t seem like a great time for manufacturers to commit to...
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    I didn’t say we shouldn’t have an army, indeed...

    I didn’t say we shouldn’t have an army, indeed ours is also helping with the response to Coronavirus but I wonder how many hundreds of billions Britain and the USA have spent in the last two decades...
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    Someone made the point that all those hundreds of...

    Someone made the point that all those hundreds of billions spent on ‘defence’ each year are not a great deal of use now that we face an actual threat to our health and way of life.
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    End of May does seem ambitious at this stage. I’m...

    End of May does seem ambitious at this stage. I’m glad they have managed to shuffle Azores and Canarias to the end of the season so that we don’t lose them altogether.
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    If I were those drivers I shouldn't whine too...

    If I were those drivers I shouldn't whine too much, the way things are headed at the moment they'll end up playing computer games instead.
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    Where is Solberg?

    Where is Solberg?
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    UK government are not cancelling sporting events...

    UK government are not cancelling sporting events at the moment. Their argument seems to be it is actually healthy for the population to build up some immunity to this virus for the future. The issue...
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    Now that all the team personnel are in Mexico and...

    Now that all the team personnel are in Mexico and the event has started I don’t see a lot of sense in stopping it really. The spectators are outdoors and not in a confined space.

    If they were to...
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    I can see Corona virus wiping out much of this...

    I can see Corona virus wiping out much of this year's ERC season i'm afraid.

    Desperate times call for desperate measures but this would be particularly gutting when things were looking so good for...
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    I would hope that rallying is more immune as...

    I would hope that rallying is more immune as spectators are spread over a wider area generally and not sitting close together in a stadium. I guess the general movement of staff and spectators...
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    If I’m reading Llarena’s tweet correctly it...

    If I’m reading Llarena’s tweet correctly it sounds like complete ERC.
  12. Thread: Azores Rallye 2020

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    Updated list of confirmed R5s: Breen (i20)...

    Updated list of confirmed R5s:

    Breen (i20)
    Lindholm (Fabia)
    Magalhaes (i20)
    Griebel (C3)
    Marczyk (Fabia)
    Devine (i20)
    Herczig (Polo)
    Cais (Fiesta)
  13. Thread: WRC future

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    True. I just don't like how it sounds.

    True. I just don't like how it sounds.
  14. Thread: WRC future

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    Nothing about the engine/hybrid system until...

    Nothing about the engine/hybrid system until later..

    Sadly these cars will be named "Rally1s" and not WRCs, following the change from R5s to "Rally 2s"
  15. Thread: Azores Rallye 2020

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    Some live TV for Azores:...

    Some live TV for Azores: https://www.fiaerc.com/live-tv-coverage-for-erc-azores-rallye/
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    Great for ERC to have Luky confirmed and to see...

    Great for ERC to have Luky confirmed and to see more support from Citroen and Total (perhaps a ‘benefit’ of them ending their WRC programme)

    Last year it seemed that things weren’t always that...
  17. Thread: Azores Rallye 2020

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    Shall we list who we know so far in R5? Breen...

    Shall we list who we know so far in R5?

    Breen (i20)
    Lindholm (Fabia)
    Magalhaes (i20)
    Griebel (C3)
    Marczyk (Fabia)
    Devine (i20)
    Herczig (Polo)
    Cais (Fiesta)
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    What about Efren Llarena and his prize drives?...

    What about Efren Llarena and his prize drives? Would be surprised if he doesn’t do Azores and Canarias!
  19. Thread: WRC future

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    Today’s WMSC news (nothing very concrete): FIA...

    Today’s WMSC news (nothing very concrete):

    FIA World Rally Championship

    Following approval of the main technical definition of the 2022 rules for Rally1 (formerly WRC) at the Council meeting of...
  20. Thread: Wrc2 / wrc3 - 2020

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    Strategically that’s perfectly sensible, which...

    Strategically that’s perfectly sensible, which again shows how stupid this WRC2/3 setup is.
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    More on Lindholm:...

    More on Lindholm: https://www.fiaerc.com/flying-finn-emil-lindholm-recruited-as-team-mrf-tyres-expands-erc-development-programme/

    It does say ‘one additional event’.. I wonder whether MRF will...
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    Not many in WRC2/3 either which is strange for...

    Not many in WRC2/3 either which is strange for what is possibly the fastest R5 car. Manufacturer support not very good or did it’s early reliability problems damage it’s reputation?
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    What is going on that means ERC is suddenly...

    What is going on that means ERC is suddenly attracting all these drivers again? Are sponsorship conditions in Europe better this year? Or is it the opposite and that ERC is simply cheaper to run than...
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    That's 3 of the first 4 rounds so potential to...

    That's 3 of the first 4 rounds so potential to add more if things go well :)

    Would be good for Emil if he could do some asphalt rounds too.
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    Asphalt could be the real challenge for MRF, they...

    Asphalt could be the real challenge for MRF, they have been rallying on gravel for years but pretty new to asphalt I guess?

    Great news about Lindholm!
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