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    Skoda says August 2022 homologation target for new Fabia.

    Isn't that really late if they already stopped making new chassis of the current one? Do they
    aim for not selling any new cars for almost a year?

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    I'm just guessing, but I guess they don't want to hurry up things, and I bet they would still build new cars, but they are still part of the corporate and new gen Fabia is already being sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    Skoda says August 2022 homologation target for new Fabia.

    Isn't that really late if they already stopped making new chassis of the current one? Do they
    aim for not selling any new cars for almost a year?
    They are going to win both WRC2 and ERC and maybe even WRC3 without being involved on the works level themselves. That means they don't need to hurry. Besides that I heard the new car was still far from being ready.
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    As you seemingly haven't noticed I am talking about car sales from now until next August. Not about performance.

    I totally get there is no rush to homologate early from performance perspective. But what about people coming and wanting to buy a new car?
    The easiest would be to continue making the current car a bit longer, is that going to happen and is it even possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    As you seemingly haven't noticed I am talking about car sales from now until next August. Not about performance.

    I totally get there is no rush to homologate early from performance perspective. But what about people coming and wanting to buy a new car?
    The easiest would be to continue making the current car a bit longer, is that going to happen and is it even possible?
    If they homologate problematic or slow car the entire business will be ruined because as you know under Rally2 regulations you have little chances to fix things. The car must be perfect right from the start or it will never become perfect. The effect of rushed entry would be a much bigger disaster than coming half a year later.

    As for the current cars - I guess they still have some chassis available but that's only my guessing.
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    Lindholm test: https://youtu.be/tebGoj2SCds

    Looking better here.. during Meeke's test the car looked a little heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Lindholm test: https://youtu.be/tebGoj2SCds

    Looking better here.. during Meeke's test the car looked a little heavy.
    Emil did drive 2 full days after Meeke.
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    In rally Finland guys that have money and want to do a result - Suninen and Gryazin, drive Polos.
    Surely especially Gryazin could easily hire Fabia from SRT just like Lukyanuk did, since he is already hiring Polo from them. And he seemingly has all the time (and money) to test beforehand (1 day + 2 day national rally + at least 1 day after).

    Similarly Lappi could certainly drive Fabia if he wanted in Arctic and Portugal.

    So following post-Estonia discussion, does this mean they are all stupid and picking the worse car?

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    SRT=Gryazin, they dont hire those cars, they own those.

    Some places Fabia is better and some places Polo is better.
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