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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    According to Tomáš Pletka from Global Motorsport the premiere of Suzuki Swift R4 will happen during Rally Madrid in November.
    That’s interesting. According to the spanish importer, their Swift R4 is going to be built by Oreca itself; will Global Motorsport use the same version or will their work on another one? It seems different tuners can make their own R4 version of the same base model, once homologations are made through local ASN’s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    That’s interesting. According to the spanish importer, their Swift R4 is going to be built by Oreca itself; will Global Motorsport use the same version or will their work on another one? It seems different tuners can make their own R4 version of the same base model, once homologations are made through local ASN’s.
    It will be the same car I believe. Global Motorsport has a license for central European Countries. Pletka said they would get bodyshells with rollcage from Oreca and make the rest of the assembly themselves. They will provide also full service for all parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    It will be the same car I believe. Global Motorsport has a license for central European Countries. Pletka said they would get bodyshells with rollcage from Oreca and make the rest of the assembly themselves. (...)
    Ok, it makes sense to use Oreca car. Just hope the R4 models Oreca will build won't be much faster than those developed by private tuneurs; that would ruin R4 spirit.
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    What is the sentiment/ feeling in Europe for the R4 cars now?
    Are teams with smaller budgets looking at a new R4 project rather than buying a used R5 etc?

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    IMHO very few teams think about R4. In Europe it can work only if R4 cars have dedicated cups created withing the championships.
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    In Portugal we have a national title to R4. No one yet

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    R4 kits came too late for 2019, most plans were layed when it came.

    For 2020 we will have R4 in ERC 2, as the class where everyone will be privateers.
    A full series will cost quite a bit less than in ERC 1, so lets hope we will have 5-10 cars there.

    R4 can also be driven in all WRC rallies, so for up and coming drivers, R4 will be a better startplace for many.

    The tech rules are set for several years, so you dont have to invest in expensive jokers as in R5.

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    Riku Tahko driving his Mini Cooper S R4 in Finnish Championship rally.
    Results are in here
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/results...lo-turku-2019/
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    http://www.rallism.fi/content/fi/3/2...ml?refresh=yes

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    Mini retired, but showed some good times.

    How good is Riku as a driver, Is he good enough to take out the cars potential?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Mini retired, but showed some good times.
    Good times? He was in the 21st position, behind 7 R2 cars:
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/results...2019/?s=248946
    Last edited by Jarek Z; 28th September 2019 at 14:50.
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