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    There’s been talk of delivering the 15 first cars before christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    There’s been talk of delivering the 15 first cars before christmas
    But it was in time when they expected homologation in August...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    But it was in time when they expected homologation in August...
    This was written in the press release they sent out yesterday:

    "The completion of the Polo GTI R5’s successful debut at the Rally Spain sees the next phase in Volkswagen’s new customer sport project get underway. The first 15 models have been sold to eight customer teams and are due to be delivered before the end of 2018."

    Also, for general interest: "However, a competition like the Rally Spain is always different from testing – which is why a minor defect had a major impact. But the problem with the shift linkage is easy to solve and eliminate before the car is delivered to customers."
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    https://twitter.com/SaariJarno/statu...358500864?s=19

    Volkswagen considering WRC2 Pro entry.
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    VW looking good, but I still like the looks of the Skoda. Especially in person.. it looks more aggressive with more pronounced fender flares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Works Škodas are still silent but some which use Vančík engines already have nicer sound. Check it here: https://youtu.be/wN42uTERO-I?t=77
    Forgive the ignorance Mirek, but we don't use a system of rules anything like homologation rules here. Can any team build a car for R5 or does it have to be sourced from a manufacturer? And in the case you listed above, is the chassis supplied by Skoda and the engine sourced separately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    VW looking good, but I still like the looks of the Skoda. Especially in person.. it looks more aggressive with more pronounced fender flares.
    I agree, the Polo looks very tame.

    But watching it in action in Spain it was very composed in its suspension, seeming to glide over the bumps. Not exciting to watch but pretty impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyPat107 View Post
    Forgive the ignorance Mirek, but we don't use a system of rules anything like homologation rules here. Can any team build a car for R5 or does it have to be sourced from a manufacturer? And in the case you listed above, is the chassis supplied by Skoda and the engine sourced separately?
    Peugeot used to sell R5 cars also as a kit but others sell only complete cars. Anyway without works papers You can't legally use the car in FIA competition (on national level it depends on the local ASN decision). Otherwise what You can change/modify Yourself must always stay within the homologation - for example You can change damper internals to some extent or You can use own fuel maps if manufacturer allows that (I think M-Sport doesn't not).
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    Ollie Mellors gave Proton's development Iriz R5 another run out yesterday on the Malton Forest rally in North Yorkshire and finished second having won the event last year. Only 11 seconds down on a former National Champion in a Fiesta WRC over 6 really fast stages. Apparantley the car used was the test machine so its performance again looks encouraging for 2019.

    https://www.rallies.info/res.php?e=280

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    Volkswagen hints it could make more factory team appearances with its new R5 car in the WRC or ERC in 2019

    https://t.co/SEBBo1ntr0

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