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    Some more news about how World RX will look like from 2020 on:

    -The final decision about the introduction of electric cars will be made on August 15 this year
    -Peugeot, VW, Audi and Ford are expected to join, Volvo and BMW are interested, but no-one really believes that we will see them on the grid
    -The chassis kit built by Oreca will cost 750.000 Euros, additionally 3-5 Mio. Euros have to be paid for the development costs
    -Manufacturers have to build four cars, presumably they will not be sold to privateers, but entered by the manufacturers themselves (splitting is possible, e.g. Volkswagen Motorsport two cars, PSRX two cars)
    -From 2021 on manufacturers have to build six cars, this might be a chance for privateers to buy them
    -If privateers want to build their own cars, they have to use "neutral" body shells designed by the FIA to make sure that there is no "concealed" manufacturer involvement (otherwise they have to pay the full amount for the development costs of the chassis etc. like every other manufacturer)
    -Renault/Nissan was interested in World RX, but decided to concentrate on Formula E
    -No Hyundai involvement as well, Marcus Grönholm is unhappy about the all-electric switch and won't return with his own team
    -Olsbergs MSE hasn´t made a final decision yet, but right now they don´t expect to be supported by Ford Performance, so probably no involvement
    -STARD is the only privateer team which is interested in World RX, but there might be a chance that it becomes a real manufacturer team (Stohl has good links to China, so maybe a Chinese manufacturer)
    -no information what Euro RX will look like

    In summary: probably 16 cars in 2020 (each manufacturer four cars), no privateer teams

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    Just a hypothetical question. When the fire breathing machines are banned from WRX, could someone create a championship for the fire breathing monsters that with well designed marketing and promoting goes past the popularity of WRX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky View Post
    Just a hypothetical question. When the fire breathing machines are banned from WRX, could someone create a championship for the fire breathing monsters that with well designed marketing and promoting goes past the popularity of WRX?
    EuroRX will probably continue as it is. With the Petrol cars

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    Talking about EuroRX, the Fia Euro Autocross champioship had another "crazy" crash on the Super Buggy finale. I believe all five races from this season had a big crash envolving the Super Buggys... but still..its one of the coolest racing series from nowadays IMO. Driver was OK
    https://twitter.com/FIAEuroAX/status...55018235273216

    Btw... 5 races, 5 different winners. Just hope FIA doesnt plans to make it a WOrld Series with manufacturer teams beating everybody... hehe

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    GCK started a pool to know how much we support the electric RX thing:
    https://www.facebook.com/54571382210...pp_data=%7B%7D

    And heres one good comment

    "RX engine's sound are the BEST THING in nowadays motorsport IMO, but tbh, if it stays easy to watch on the internet, if it have some more free to air tv in europe, if the cars are really more powerfull than the current petrol cars and if they really have a new crazy-agressive look then maybe this electricRX series could help to calm racing fans down when it comes to electric cars u'know? Electric cars in rallycross are the ONLY space where the e-cars could really be faster than the petrol series. (FE is slower than F1, MotoE is slower than MotoGP, eTCR is slower than WTCC etc). So that may help..... Im in the "middle". I LOVE nowaday's petrol cars but I also like the new tech so IDK what to say. Just dont be slower than the EuroRX cars that will continue to be petrol cars. I also like the idea that FIA will demand manufatcurers to have one or two satelite/costumer teams. That should help the "Privateer" teams when it comes to costs. Lets see how it goes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by giu canbera View Post
    FE is slower than F1, MotoE is slower than MotoGP, eTCR is slower than WTCC etc
    They're slower because they're heavier with all the batteries. I don't thing that'll be the case with RX as there are not much capacity requirements.

    Anyway that's the direction manufacturers will go, especially VAG group. Don't expect them to be more sound exciting though.
    "With that car, your brain can actually never keep up"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanvv View Post
    They're slower because they're heavier with all the batteries. I don't thing that'll be the case with RX as there are not much capacity requirements.

    Anyway that's the direction manufacturers will go, especially VAG group. Don't expect them to be more sound exciting though.
    Thats what it was said. That electric RX is going to be the first series where the Electric cars are faster than the "petrol" series. (Like those examples)

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    Quote Originally Posted by giu canbera View Post
    Thats what it was said. That electric RX is going to be the first series where the Electric cars are faster than the "petrol" series. (Like those examples)
    That's not what it says, it says "it could", which is in the space of probability. Anyway there is no revolution, they are already faster at the pinnacle of hill climb racing, i.e. Pikes Peak.
    "With that car, your brain can actually never keep up"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI

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    Interesting that the VW Pikes Peak car won the shoot Out at Goodwood FOS on Sunday but was still off the mark for the outright record. Was impressive to watch it especially when Dumas nearly crashed on one run right in front of the house however still sounded like a washing machine rather than a car.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDsAQ2Q4fm0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Interesting that the VW Pikes Peak car won the shoot Out at Goodwood FOS on Sunday but was still off the mark for the outright record. Was impressive to watch it especially when Dumas nearly crashed on one run right in front of the house however still sounded like a washing machine rather than a car.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDsAQ2Q4fm0
    Have you seen the Heidfeld record run? It's crazy quick regardless of what tech.

    I'm still torn on the idea of ElectricRX, on one hand the torque and power will be spectacular but on the other it'll be a huge shame to lose the theatre and sound of current supercars. I'd like to see the two classes continue to run, but not sure if the money will be there to sustain it. Maybe IMG/Monster should spend less money on freebies and flying birds in leather kecks around the world.
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