16th October 2020, 19:35
CARX restarts current season today with a double event with races saturday and sunday.
CARX cars are the same (Maxi Rally) that are used on Rally Argentino. The news is the Toyota Yaris of Federico Villagra. It looks different than the Yaris of Nadia Cutro that seem to have a more complex aerodynamic work.
19th October 2020, 20:53
As Rally Argentino championship is still on a halt because COVID-19, some teams and drivers are moving to Rally Uruguay that restarted a month ago.
Rodrigo Zeballos from Uruguay that usually drives in Rally Argentino with a Peugeot 208 Maxi Rally was the first to sign for the previuos race in september. For the next race at Minas (23-25 october) Nicolas DŪaz and Luciano Allende will be part of the race with their Ford Fiesta Maxi Rally.
Nadia Cutro have signed too, and will debut her Toyota Yaris on this race.
Those will be the only three Maxi Rally cars, the rest of the field are N4 and FWD cars.
Rally Uruguay page
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22nd October 2020, 18:06
The Proto cars are coming. As it happened with the Maxi Rally cars in the past, it looks like the Protos are the new option to replace old N4 cars.
The Maxi Rally cars improved and they went out of the original idea to save costs, creating a bigger gap to the FWR cars, with mayor costs than the original idea. This is not a problem of the car, it's a problem of the teams that didn't agree to use common parts as dampers and electronics.
There were lot of proposals to create a Maxi Rally "light" category to fill the gap between FWD cars and the Maxi Rally cars. Some of the options were to use a lower turbo pressure on the engine and a simplified H gearbox but it never materialized. Other option was to keep the old atmospheric engines but they need more maintenance than the turbo ones, so none of the options advanced.
Now as a result of many N4 cars stoped because lack of parts (specially the fuel tank), the idea of the Proto cars is growing with up to eight cars under building. Something similar is happening in Paraguay and maybe Uruguay will take the same route.
Here is the first example.
German Schroeder explains (in spanish) the new VW Golf Proto based on EVO IX
Last edited by Damian Baldi; 22nd October 2020 at 18:32.