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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    I was referring to the cars from start to end, rather than what each RX team has put into it. VW were developing their car for so long, and with so many tests, that it must have had a fortune put into it when the WRC programme was shelved. Obviously what PSRX have put in is then going to be less than the likes of GCK and EKS have had to spend on building their cars. The reason I thought GCK would be ahead of the others is because they've had to pay someone else for all the work, whereas Pug and Audi have done a bit more 'in house' With the Prodrive mark-up I'd have thought costs can go up pretty quickly.
    Ahh apologies, then you're spot on! Though the money spent on the VW and Hyundai for WRC is mainly irrelevant when it comes to RX as so much has to be changed. VW's main resource they passed on to PSRX was their knowledge and engineering skill on the car rather than money, which is arguably more valuable - Peugeot and Audi have pumped money in yet still trail VW this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.O.T View Post
    reminder that without my superior intellectual level and superbly witty comments about the race you would not even bother with the event...

    that's how popular and exciting the nobody circus parade is..

    you can continue now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Fun to watch, but some of these WRX tracks are so tight its making it more like stock car racing.
    Many of the tracks are getting more and more "mickey mouse", and to few options to pass under high speed, and under acceleration and braking. So the start are becoming even more important.
    Joker lap is a super thing, that bring tactics, but more from the spotters than drivers.

    Wider tracks, not that many hard bends, maybe two jokers in finals could give more options for changes during a heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Many of the tracks are getting more and more "mickey mouse", and to few options to pass under high speed, and under acceleration and braking. So the start are becoming even more important.
    Joker lap is a super thing, that bring tactics, but more from the spotters than drivers.

    Wider tracks, not that many hard bends, maybe two jokers in finals could give more options for changes during a heat.
    That's true, but even if they keep the same tracks they need to make the grid gaps a bit bigger to allow some advantage to those on the front.

    With the acceleration of these cars and how close the grid is stacked, everyone heading into the first corner almost as one is getting more and more common.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pettersolberg29 View Post
    Peugeot and Audi have pumped money in yet still trail VW this year!
    It seems pretty close in the races, but the results and the tables only tell one side of the story. Peugeot have made a big leap this year and I think, in terms of pace, are roughly level with VW. Audi seem to trail a bit and then GRX and GCK are in a similar boat a bit further back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    With the acceleration of these cars and how close the grid is stacked, everyone heading into the first corner almost as one is getting more and more common.
    That's what they want, it's 'exciting'.

    Does anyone know if there were any changes at Silverstone following the BRX event? It was suggested that the drivers input may have resulted in some changes, but tbh I didn't think it was realistic at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    No straight answer, so I’ll assume you’ve never been to a WRC rally or even to a major national series one. That’s a shame, as you can only enjoy the thrill of rallying after being on a couple of top events.

    Any kind of motor racing can look better on a TV than rally does, especially when racing series are designed to entertain the audience, like WRX. Rally is not about beating a direct rival on an artificial track; it’s about challenging your own limits in common roads, under nature’s random elements.

    There’s nothing like Rally in terms of pure driving and every driver/crew managing to brightly perform on this sport deserves fans respect and admiration, no matter if they eventually win a title or not.

    Btw, during the next days I’ll be able, just like thousands and thousands of Portuguese rally fans, to go to my country finest forest roads and enjoy some first class ‘paint drying’…somehow, those are always the best days of the year! Long live the WRC!
    Yes I've been to rallies and it's for the party and atmosphere, not for the race. Seeing a blur of a car fly by, waiting 2 minutes for a few seconds glimpse of another blur is fun at first, but quickly looses its attraction. WRC is best on TV.

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    I find WRC tedious on TV, not even close to being stood out on the stages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    I find WRC tedious on TV, not even close to being stood out on the stages.
    I enjoy watching the TV coverage, but they are never going to be able to convey the sense of speed you getting standing at the side of a stage and watching a car speed past!
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    Personally find neither tedious in person or on tv however rallycross I would suggest is better viewed "live" on an old school track like Lydden where access is relatively unhindered and the view not ruined by loads of catch fencing etc. To be sat in the stands at a race wouldn't interest me.

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