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  1. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Entry list for Mikuláš Rally Slušovice:...

    Entry list for Mikuláš Rally Slušovice: http://rallysprintkopna.cz/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/mikulas_2019_entrylist_web.pdf
  2. Thread: News from France

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    I was told that the weather is getting crazy and...

    I was told that the weather is getting crazy and that there is a risk of cancelation for the whole leg tomorrow. Now they are said to pack the service tents due to the strong wind.
  3. Thread: News from France

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    Gryazin fastest on SS3 again. I guess it's down...

    Gryazin fastest on SS3 again. I guess it's down to the codriver on Loeb's side, still crazy from Gryazin.
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    Hybrids don't necessarily need batteries (for...

    Hybrids don't necessarily need batteries (for example Toyota in Le Mans didn't use batteries - but that depends on how the rules are set) and even if they do those are much smaller than for pure EV. ...
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    Even though I consider buying a hybrid as my next...

    Even though I consider buying a hybrid as my next car as well I do not actually agree. Hybrids are extremely technically complicated. While I repeat again and again that the complete electrification...
  6. Thread: WRC future

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    That's completely different thing. You can...

    That's completely different thing. You can extinguish burning petrol car muuuuuch easier than li-ion batteries. That's a simple fact.
  7. Thread: WRC future

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    The problem with that is that nobody will watch...

    The problem with that is that nobody will watch it just like Formula E because it's simply booooring.

    Also what You are going to do when the car starts to burn somewhere in the forest in 35°C?
  8. Thread: News from France

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    Near equal with Loeb on SS2 and still leading.

    Near equal with Loeb on SS2 and still leading.
  9. Thread: Jwrc 2020

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    If that secures M-Sport in WRC for a few more...

    If that secures M-Sport in WRC for a few more years I am ok with it.
  10. Thread: WRC future

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    If it's used only for the road sections than it's...

    If it's used only for the road sections than it's useless several hundreds kilograms in the car, i.e. nonsense for me.
  11. Thread: WRC future

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    No. R5 is based on limitation of cost by using of...

    No. R5 is based on limitation of cost by using of stock bodyshell, plenty of stock parts, widely restricted design solutions etc. It will not work if you start adding hybrid technologies with much...
  12. Thread: News from France

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    Shakedown Rallye du Var...

    Shakedown Rallye du Var
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjTd1FnwMQU
  13. 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...
  14. Thread: WRC future

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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...
  15. 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...
  16. Thread: WRC future

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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.
  17. Thread: WRC future

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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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  21. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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