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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    This isn't about going cheap; it's about...

    This isn't about going cheap; it's about controlling costs and avoid their escalation because costs do matter in motorsport.

    Instead of a rhetorical question I'll give you a proper example: in...
  2. Thread: GT Class

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    [QUOTE=NickRally;1237218] Don't they use space...

    Don't they use space frame chassis? It'd be great having your opinion on WRC future debate ;)
  3. Thread: WRC future

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    Not daft at all; unfortunately that has been the...

    Not daft at all; unfortunately that has been the case since Gr.B extinction (RGT is a deception as the cars aren't allowed to run in a competitive way, like they should).

    GT's apart, it seems the...
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    Currently the only demand for WRC manus is to use...

    Currently the only demand for WRC manus is to use the chassis of a mass production model; they don’t have to build special homologation cars like in Gr.N/A days.

    Most likely, with frame space...
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    Come on pantealex, we’re not talking about home...

    Come on pantealex, we’re not talking about home made cars; we’re talking about proper rally cars made under FIA standards by independent tuners, just like Maxi Rally in Argentina, N5 in Spain or AP4...
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    You’re free to find me nostalgic, but I’m not;...

    You’re free to find me nostalgic, but I’m not; I’m concerned about the sport future and pissed to see that the FIA doesn’t care to get more liberal homologation rules to allow private tuners...
  7. Thread: GT Class

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    Great to hear! What car was it, their Euro Nascar...

    Great to hear! What car was it, their Euro Nascar protos?




    Hard to tell; they’ve anouced the car would be ready on early 2020 but for now only Delecour outing in Touquet Rally (mid March)...
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    No matter the way you look at it, the truth is...

    No matter the way you look at it, the truth is that in Gr.N/A days you had a wide diversity of cars and you were able to prepare them in different spec levels, according to your budget; with Gr.R...
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    The calendar is almost at the bottom of the page;...

    The calendar is almost at the bottom of the page; Chile still in:

    FIA World Rally Championship

    23-26 January Monaco Rallye Monte Carlo
    13-16 February Sweden Rally Sweden Jun.
    12-15...
  10. Thread: WRC future

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    Actually, it seems he was pushed out…anyway even...

    Actually, it seems he was pushed out…anyway even if his Citroen days weren’t promising, it may not be fair blaming him for this ‘hybridgate’, as there’s little info about what’s going on. My bet is...
  11. Thread: WRC future

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    +1000! Sadly, we’ll probably end with some...

    +1000! Sadly, we’ll probably end with some Frankenstein silhouettes inspired in tasteless SUVs…
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    Sulland is right in one aspect: current rules...

    Sulland is right in one aspect: current rules (basically since Gr.R introduction) are totally directed to manus official tuners. Official tuners will always be the reference in the sport but besides...
  13. Thread: WRC future

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    Very true. The unanimity on WRC ’17 rules was an...

    Very true. The unanimity on WRC ’17 rules was an exception as most of the times manus have different views and it’s not easy to get a consensus (it took ages to replace WRC 2L cars). In this case,...
  14. Thread: GT Class

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    Another one! FJ Team is planning to enter the...

    Another one! FJ Team is planning to enter the French series and FIA RGT Cup with the new Alpine. They’ve also announced a partnership with Signatech to run, rent and sale A110 RGT cars. Full info...
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    Honestly, there’s little point to compare with...

    Honestly, there’s little point to compare with F1; they have a grid to fill and they’re mainly interested on drivers money to do it…

    Despite Citroen pull out, the WRC is not living a sudden...
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    Remember Adapta’s attempt to run the ‘17 Fiesta?...

    Remember Adapta’s attempt to run the ‘17 Fiesta? Current WRC cars are almost impossible to be run by privateers. Besides, from the interviews Budar gave it’s not clear that the cars could get 2020...
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    It’s sad to see rally fans so eagerly bashing...

    It’s sad to see rally fans so eagerly bashing Citroen for these last 3 seasons (even if those won’t hurt the fact of Citroen being the most successful WRC manu in the series history). It’s true that...
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    No one forced Ogier to leave MSport and join...

    No one forced Ogier to leave MSport and join Citroen. He did it believing it’d be possible to improve the C3 and figth for the title, as he actually managed to do until the last event. Besides, at...
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    That sounds like total BS. Meeke and Citroen went...

    That sounds like total BS. Meeke and Citroen went to court for way lower figures than in Ogier case so why on earth should PSA bosses be convinced to let Ogier go without any kind of compensation?...
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    Yep, the FIA really knows how to make rally...

    Yep, the FIA really knows how to make rally categories easy to understand…

    No problems with turning R1 into Rally5, R2 into Rally4 and R5 into Rally2 but naming R4 as Rally2 Kit and to freeze...
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    Meeke chances aren’t looking good (no...

    Meeke chances aren’t looking good (no confirmation of an early sign with Toyota), but it’d be great having him sharing MSport 3rd car with Greensmith (hard to believe Gryazin will drive it next year).
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    My money is on Tanak; he’s the best ATM. Neuville...

    My money is on Tanak; he’s the best ATM. Neuville needs to improve his consistency and Ogier top gun days are over (ok, that’s a bold one...still troubled about his departure from Citroen).
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    It’s great to have you back mate! It felt strange...

    It’s great to have you back mate! It felt strange not seeing your posts, especially on national news; we’re not so many here and you’re the expert on Champs list :). Sorry to hear about your health...
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    2019 National Champions

    Kick-off for this year compilation (hope you’re there focus206):

    Portugal: Ricardo Teodósio/José Teixeira - Skoda Fabia R5
    France: Yohan Rossel/Benoit Fulcrand - Citroen C3 R5
    Spain (SCER):...
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    That’s terrible, especially once it seems to be a...

    That’s terrible, especially once it seems to be a recurrent issue.
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