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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    Like I said, changing the nature of the sport....

    Like I said, changing the nature of the sport. Some probably like this, some not.
  2. Thread: WRC future

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    Also read this about the difference between the...

    Also read this about the difference between the WRC/Rally1 GRE engine and the Rally2 engine




    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/wrc-keeps-current-engine-base-for-2022-hybrid-move/

    and comments...
  3. Thread: WRC future

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    Difficult to say who is pushing hard and who not....

    Difficult to say who is pushing hard and who not. Many drivers who graduate from WRC2 to WRC have said that the level of competition and pace is so different, you have to go flat out all the time...
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    There goes the cost savings and "having already a...

    There goes the cost savings and "having already a number of cars / teams on the start line"
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    Rally2 cars aren't as durable as WRC's so it...

    Rally2 cars aren't as durable as WRC's so it would require a more cautious approach to get to the finish. Technical and mechanical failures, suspension collapsing or driveshafts snapping would be...
  6. Thread: WRC future

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    I'd say the discussion with tube amps against...

    I'd say the discussion with tube amps against digital modeling devices has been, for the past 20 years, quite similar as ICE's against EV's in rallying, but it seems that the future has been finally...
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    As we know this is one of the Spa area stages,...

    As we know this is one of the Spa area stages, not a classic Ypres stage. It's actually quite Germany-Rheinland-like. Narrow roads, fast passages, bumpy/broken tarmac. Nice fast long corner at 2:10,...
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    That's actually funny since nowadays most touring...

    That's actually funny since nowadays most touring heavy metal bands use digital modeling devices like Fractal Axe-FX to shape their sound, and there might not be a single guitar speaker cabinet on...
  9. Thread: WRC Testing

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    Lack of cutting could be tactical, like first...

    Lack of cutting could be tactical, like first trying to find settings for places where you cannot cut and the road stays cleaner.

    The slow pace could also mean technical problems or testing...
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    The thing is that ICE's can be sold to those who...

    The thing is that ICE's can be sold to those who like them virtually without any marketing as long as there's fuel available. Meanwhile, more marketing money is spent on "greener" alternatives.
  11. Thread: WRC future

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    I agree, but just saying it could happen ...

    I agree, but just saying it could happen


    Lappi came in with his payroll from Citroen, and Suninen has Jouhki's backing. Lappi and Suninen have also their personal sponsors, and of course...
  12. Thread: WRC future

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    https://www.skoda-motorsport.com/en/skoda-team-mem...

    https://www.skoda-motorsport.com/en/skoda-team-member/jan-kopecky-en/

    If you look at Skoda Motorsport's website, they have 2020-updated profiles for Jan Kopecky and his co-driver Jan Hlousek, but...
  13. Thread: WRC future

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    https://www.skoda-motorsport.com/en/skoda-motorspo...

    https://www.skoda-motorsport.com/en/skoda-motorsport-cooperates-with-oliver-solberg/

    To me this sounds like they're giving some discount to Oliver because he's a young talent, like in a...
  14. Thread: WRC future

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    Chile-Argentina and Portugal-Sardegna were done...

    Chile-Argentina and Portugal-Sardegna were done like this in 2019. And would have been done this year as well, had it not been for COVID-19. In 2021 Portugal-Sardegna and Estonia-Finland are planned...
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    Yes, we could have this happening on single...

    Yes, we could have this happening on single rallies, but the championship title would still be decided between the factory guys. It's also possible FIA would put a similar points divide as WRC2/WRC3...
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    Maps are updated, you can now see the Sunday...

    Maps are updated, you can now see the Sunday stages as well

    https://www.rally-maps.com/Ypres-Rally-Belgium-2020
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    On the other thread, someone said that hybrid is...

    On the other thread, someone said that hybrid is a dead end and no money should be spent on it ;)
  18. Thread: WRC future

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    Like I've said, it's just an assumption that...

    Like I've said, it's just an assumption that Rally1 rules are the reason for Hyundai possibly switching to circuit racing. They could still leave if WRC continued on Rally2 cars (remember how Citroen...
  19. Thread: WRC future

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    Difficult to believe Mitsubishi would homologate...

    Difficult to believe Mitsubishi would homologate the Mirage by now, it's an old model and an old car. Proton could be raced but no one is racing it, maybe there's a reason to it? The Peugeot is also...
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    This is a huge assumption. It could be just a...

    This is a huge assumption. It could be just a company policy change, not regarding any rule changes.
  21. Thread: WRC future

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    I was under the impression he just rents their...

    I was under the impression he just rents their services. There's a big difference paying someone to drive a car that you pay to be build, prepared, fixed and developed instead of someone bringing in...
  22. Thread: WRC future

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    Toksport? If so, I didn't know. Do they...

    Toksport? If so, I didn't know.



    Do they want to promote these models? Some of those bodyshells are already quite old.

    Like I said, there's a big difference in budget to run 1-2 drivers in...
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    The old Safari probably would have been different...

    The old Safari probably would have been different as a rally. The 2020 Safari wouldn't have been that different.

    But doing a whole rally of 10 km super special stages on a circuit with with...
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    The chicane penalties won't be used in WRC Monza...

    The chicane penalties won't be used in WRC Monza Rally.

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/monzas-six-week-plan-to-preapre-for-its-wrc-debut/
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    But how many manufacturer teams we have now that...

    But how many manufacturer teams we have now that are running Rally2 cars? We only have M-Sport and Hyundai. VW is not a manufacturer team and likely never will be again. Skoda just ended their...
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