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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    That event was not about the youtube video but...

    That event was not about the youtube video but about the event in Abu Dhabi... Think about it please, far far majority of youtube views are from teenagers and schoolchildren who are in no way...
  2. Thread: WRC future

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    At this moment it looks like Škoda withdrew even...

    At this moment it looks like Škoda withdrew even from its home national championship here in Czechia for 2021. It's said it would only support privateers.
  3. Thread: WRC future

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    Don't tell me that you actually believe in this.

    Don't tell me that you actually believe in this.
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    One advantage of spaceframe prototypes is that...

    One advantage of spaceframe prototypes is that those don't need manufacturers for anything. You can make such class free to enter for whatever team no matter what relationship it has with any stock...
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    First thing you can do for the works teams to...

    First thing you can do for the works teams to make things cheaper and much easier is to get rid of stock bodyshell. Make it like Dakar. With the hybrids it makes even more sense to design a prototype...
  6. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Pluto, can you please make it clear how it is...

    Pluto, can you please make it clear how it is with awarding the overall title? It looks like I was too fast with writing and Pech won't be crowned champion because of too few events done in the...
  7. Thread: Czech rally news

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    You should not forget about others. The...

    You should not forget about others. The championship is not only about Kopecký. Last year Mareš had twice more points than Pech when both had R5 cars. This year he was out of the game from the...
  8. Thread: WRC future

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    This... ...is how you do marketing for electric...

    This... ...is how you do marketing for electric cars.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T09H-qkKiBI
  9. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Yes, but that's not Pech's fault but of our ASN...

    Yes, but that's not Pech's fault but of our ASN and the rulles. Using the rulles to the maximum is the essence of motorsport and always has been.
  10. Thread: Czech rally news

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    Rally Šumava is canceled (which is not surprising...

    Rally Šumava is canceled (which is not surprising in the current situation). Pech is therefore 2020 champion.
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    Which was against the rules I believe.

    Which was against the rules I believe.
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    Because otherwise he would have No.50 or...

    Because otherwise he would have No.50 or something like that.
  13. Thread: WRC future

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    You probably never watched an electric race...

    You probably never watched an electric race yourself, right? Otherwise you would know that it's boring as hell. From my own experience you can sleep just next to the track and not only because it's...
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    Of course there are mechanism to quantify the...

    Of course there are mechanism to quantify the effects but you would need to ask someone from a carmaker marketing department and he would not tell you anyway.

    Unfortunately you didn't get the...
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    Sorry guys but again you take just a tiny part of...

    Sorry guys but again you take just a tiny part of the whole thing. They don't rally just to make adds about it. It doesn't work like that.

    Marketing is everything containing the brand which gets...
  16. Thread: WRC future

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    Short range on electricity is probably possible...

    Short range on electricity is probably possible but remember that in WRC liaisons are up to several hundred kilometers long.



    Count with me. If you go for two hours at an average 20 kW power...
  17. Thread: WRC future

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    AFAIK The idea about running only liaisons on...

    AFAIK The idea about running only liaisons on electricity was discussed and rejected before the tender was opened.

    Don't get me wrong but I don't believe an 80 kg system can work with batteries...
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    They will not stay if WRC cars will not be a lot...

    They will not stay if WRC cars will not be a lot faster than R5. That is completely wrong thinking. The top class must be very clearly the top class otherwise there will be no interest in it both...
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    No. The only thing you need is to use such...

    No. The only thing you need is to use such additional hybrid system for enhancing the vehicle performance instead of carrying it around for use on liaisons only. IMO it's actually pretty simple and...
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    Because by adding 200 kg to a WRC car (just an...

    Because by adding 200 kg to a WRC car (just an example but the batteries and other extra stuff are heavy) you make it probably hardly any faster than an R5 car while being multiple-times more...
  21. Thread: WRC future

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    Running liaisons on electricity was an idea...

    Running liaisons on electricity was an idea promoted at certain point by FIA but naturally it was rejected because carrying a few hundred kilos of ballast in a competition car which is completely...
  22. Thread: WRC future

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    The problem is that for African market WRC is...

    The problem is that for African market WRC is hardly relevant. IMHO It has an impact in Europe or South America but very little if any elsewhere. I believe that how much they sell in Asia or Africa...
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    But what you wrote directly confirms what I have...

    But what you wrote directly confirms what I have written. The need for less cost means exactly that. The higer marketing value = more money to be spent. Less marketing value = less money to be spent.
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    That's not true. It's only a question of rules....

    That's not true. It's only a question of rules. Countless rallycars around the world were built without manufacturer involvement.
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    Rally2 cars are for privatters. They must be as...

    Rally2 cars are for privatters. They must be as affordable as possible. Hybridization will only make them much harder to operate for the privateers and more expensive. IMHO everybody involved knows...
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