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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Sorry but no-one is going to turn up for the non- experience of silent Electric RX.

    It has to be hybrid engines with electric for torque and a small petrol for noise.
    People watch Formula E. People watch lawn bowls.

    Like I say, get used to it.
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    Mattias Ekström will present the second driver today at 11.00 cet. Bakkerud also writes on his FB that
    he has something to announce at 11.00 CET today. What a coincidence.
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    Not a shock.. Mattias have always been a big fan of bakkerud.. Bakkerud is also a good driver and them together will make a great team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Like I say, get used to it.
    I wont and nor will most existing RX fans.

    Look at the issue with F1 since it went hybrid... they're having to bring back more noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    I wont and nor will most existing RX fans.

    Look at the issue with F1 since it went hybrid... they're having to bring back more noise.
    Yep, but it's a case of evolve or die. I don't particularly like it but I think that within my lifetime (hopefully another 50 or so years) traditional motorsport will cease to exist, may as well accept that now.

    Not a big shock that Bakkerud has joined EKS but will be interesting to see if he remains a Monster 'athlete' seeing as EKS has Red Bull logos all over their trucks etc. Good news for the title fight though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    I wont and nor will most existing RX fans.

    Look at the issue with F1 since it went hybrid... they're having to bring back more noise.
    Eddie, have you been to many Rallycross events?
    Ever watched at Lydden it Brands?... if so, you’ll recognise that you can’t hear the cars for most of the lap anyway.

    And what about Formunl E?... spectators turn up for that and enjoy it.
    So what makes you so sure it will kill the sport?

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    I'm still very much on the fence with regards to the electric cars. I love the spectacle of the current Supercars, but I can see how good a fit for rallycross electric could be, they seem to be drawing a lot of manufacturer interest and it seems like the electric cars will be just as fast as the existing Supercars.

    If the advert of electric is sensibly implemented it could work for everyone. The World Championship becomes an upper tier for manufacturers, while the traditional Supercar lives on in a more accessible European Championship. The World Championship goes to the venues that provides the biggest spectacle for the sponsors and manufacturers, while the Euros stick with the traditional circuits.

    That aside, the line up for 2018 is starting to hit decent numbers. With Cometoyou Racing now confirming a full World RX campaign (with two ex-EKS S1's) we should have at least 12 permanent entries in the World Championship.
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    I'm affraid if we they go all electric the tracks with less infrastructure and capasity like Höljes would be dropped, because it takes quite a lot to charge 40 cars all weekend i would believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    Eddie, have you been to many Rallycross events?
    Ever watched at Lydden it Brands?... if so, you’ll recognise that you can’t hear the cars for most of the lap anyway.

    And what about Formunl E?... spectators turn up for that and enjoy it.
    So what makes you so sure it will kill the sport?
    Of course you cant hear when the cars are far away, but the thrill when you can hear them is amazing.

    Some people will watch anything if its in their city but most arent big fans of the sport. They wont be travelling a long way or even from abroad to watch (like some RX fans do).

    Formula E is nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Of course you cant hear when the cars are far away, but the thrill when you can hear them is amazing.

    Some people will watch anything if its in their city but most arent big fans of the sport. They wont be travelling a long way or even from abroad to watch (like some RX fans do).

    Formula E is nothing.
    Hmm...
    If formula E is nothing, why has is got more manufacturer teams and financial backing than RX?

    Not sure how much you know about motorsport outside of rallying, but Formula E is big already and it will only grow. (I’m not a fan of it by the way, but I can’t believe someone can ignore its enormous early growth and future potental).

    Why on earth do you think RX is going electric only?

    You mind me asking, which rallycross circuits you have spectated at?

    Cheers.

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