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    As there is no wheel to wheel racing in rallying, the noise is probably a much bigger part of the spectator experience than in circuit racing.

    But many countries are banning internal combusiton engines in the coming decades. What are we going top do? Will manufacturers still want to be involved in the sport using combustion engines? Or will it become more a privateer sport?

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    Well, you can already see with Fabia R5 how most people find it a boring car to see in comparison to other R5 cars, just because of the sound... So electric cars will be a disaster.

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    electric cars are dangerous for rallying, apart from boring...

    Nobody cares if the arab nobody team leaves... good riddance.

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    Can't FIA leave the WRC as it is, and make some new championship nobody cares about, like Formula E?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk2 RS2000 View Post
    So people want to go electric because it is clean and green and saves the earth etc. What about the 58 nuclear power stations located in France that are providing the charging power for these save the world electric vehicles all around Europe. Just remind me how clean all this is. Just remind me where France disposes of its nuclear waste, for sure they don't bury it in rural France or beside the Seine River

    Actually I like the new compression ignition petrol engine that will be powering the new Mazda 3 and 6 this year as that is a whole new ball game in fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.
    Without those Nuclear Power plants there would be no chances to charge batteries on electric vehicles in normal traffic...
    Last edited by Rallyper; 6th March 2019 at 14:46.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    Can't FIA leave the WRC as it is, and make some new championship nobody cares about, like Formula E?
    If they leave things as they are manus leave. See WRX.

    On the subject of noise, Evo 7-9 make close to no sound as well.

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    More noise about Canada:Rally Canada urged to be ready for a WRC round within five years
    Matton told Autosport last month that he favoured two winter rallies on the WRC calendar and a Canadian event is seen as part of that solution.

    A mild Rally Sweden put the issue of finding a cold, snow-sure event back on the sport's agenda and an Ottawa-based February rally could be that event.
    I can't really believe Sweden would be off the calendar as happy as I am that Ottawa is only a day's drive for me. Maybe the WRC should cut Monte Carlo and do the Arctic Lapland Rally if they really want snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    If they leave things as they are manus leave. See WRX.
    on a scale from 1 to 10 how hard is every day life for someone with your condition ?

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    The problem is that the choice is not just to electric or not to electric. If they decide to go to electric, the choices vary between let's plug in a same cheap standard component for everyone to look modern, and let's give everyone freedom to spend ridiculous amounts of money for new solutions to really be modern. The range is very big and every manufacturer wants different. So the result will be a lousy compromise for which no one is happy and everyone will threaten to leave anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    Can't FIA leave the WRC as it is, and make some new championship nobody cares about, like Formula E?
    I have got feeling that I will end my rally fans days by watching hisoric rally - cars with internal combustion engine...
    Last edited by sindroms; 6th March 2019 at 17:22.

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