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    Rally 3 class

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    With many maker's current road cars now often hybrid and then being fully-electric in the near future, are ICE Rally3 cars still a good image to promote them ?
    Well, manufacturers arent really spending marketing money on lower class cars. The business of building and selling the cars is usually outsourced to a company like M-Sport and the cars are run by privateer teams. All they have to do is sign the homologation paper.

    Think of VW and the Polo R5. They put it out after pulling out of combustion engine motorsports, but only one WRC event had a manufacturer team entry.

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    Seems like Nil Solans will be first pilot in the Rally3 Fiesta, from https://www.emotorsport.se/nyheter.p...yhets_id=19653

    Solans satisfied with Fiesta Rally3, is expected to make the WC & EC start for M-Sport 2021.
    Soon M-Sport will launch Ford Fiesta Rally3, then performance and price tag will be presented. The car that will be the step between Rally2 and Rally4, simply explained the step between R2 and R5. The car is a four-wheel drive and sharpened R2 rather than a slimmed down R5. The look is tamer, no expensive spoiler kits or expensive components. The class will make its debut on January 1st, then the FIA ​​homologation will also be ready for the car and it can start competing. The car has been developed and built by the M-Sports Polish branch, those who also handle the operation of the Junior WC series and the two-wheel drive cars.


    Fiesta Rally3 will be the first four-wheel drive Ford for the team in Poland, the big test and development work has been done by former junior world champion, the Spaniard Nil Solans.

    Four-wheel drive and just over 200 horsepower await, the price tag is expected to end up at 200-300000 kronor more than a fully equipped Fiesta Rally4 which is then used in the WC series - at the same time well below a Fiesta Rally2.

    The car and the class will even out the steps for juniors, an intermediate step for driving four-wheel drive with a smaller budget. Solans as a test driver believes that the driving technique is very similar to what awaits when you later take the step up to Rally2 - a good car to learn in, says the Spaniard.

    Above all, the car is aimed at a start for national and regional series such as the European Championships. But as more manufacturers join - Hyundai has shown interest, as have Peugeot, Opel and Toyota. This means that in the long run the class can become today's WRC3 as all Rally2 crews are instead referred to WRC2.

    There is now much to suggest that Solans will also act as driver in the car when it debuts, for M-Sport it is about marketing the car globally to sell class and car and bring home invested money. Even starts in the World Cup series are waiting with the Spaniard behind the wheel to show off the car's performance and reliability!
    Last edited by Sulland; 6th November 2020 at 13:43.

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    Is something going to happen on November 13?
    https://www.facebook.com/MSportPolan...7216692714162/
    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Is something going to happen on November 13?
    https://www.facebook.com/MSportPolan...7216692714162/
    Official presentation of Rally3 car ???
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Official presentation of Rally3 car ???
    Guess so, and maybe a homologation date and price on their car.

    Any news on who will be next out, or will they give the initial market to MSport for free?

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    Video via Dirtfish:

    https://youtu.be/XVN0QhB81Rs

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    I like this concept.. curious to see how it looks on dry tarmac, but 400nm is quite impressive. What do R5 cars put out these days?

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    The first R5 had less.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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