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    Gr.A/gr.N is dead and already burried by a thick dust. It's nothing but history. Get used to that finally and look what can be done now in the current world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Gr.A/gr.N is dead and already burried by a thick dust. It's nothing but history. Get used to that finally and look what can be done now in the current world.
    Youíre free to find me nostalgic, but Iím not; Iím concerned about the sport future and pissed to see that the FIA doesnít care to get more liberal homologation rules to allow private tuners providing rally cars for a fraction of the price of those made by the manus monopoly.

    Are you satisfied with having only 2 R1 cars and 2 R2ís homologated in 3 years? How many new R5 homologations are expected next year? And WRCís in 2022? Letís face it: without a larger diversity of cars and brands the sport canít progress and private tuners are vital to bring that diversity back.
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    Why do you think "private tuners" will be able to produce parts for less than a manufacturer, who does it on a larger scale?
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    Many of you are forgetting safety.
    Home-built cars just canīt be builded cheaply without latest safety equipment.
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    For me the ball related to the small classes is on the national ASN side. If I say it cynically why shall FIA care about cars which are basically irrelevant for FIA championships? It doesn't make sense to pretend it's not like that. Naturally they don't put much emphasis on something which doesn't compete in FIA championships anyway and which is not interesting for the manufacturers at the same time.

    In most of the countries you can build small cars on local private basis according to the ASN rules. The reason why there is so few R1 cars available is IMHO in the fact that they aren't actually needed. Nobody competes with these small cars internationally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Many of you are forgetting safety.
    Home-built cars just canīt be builded cheaply without latest safety equipment.
    Come on pantealex, weíre not talking about home made cars; weíre talking about proper rally cars made under FIA standards by independent tuners, just like Maxi Rally in Argentina, N5 in Spain or AP4 in Australia and New Zealand.

    Instead of promoting R4 as a single supplier kit, there was room to make a global R4 regulation, allowing a proper competition between tuners around the world. The same for a 2wd category. Besides, most ASNís donít have tech expertise to regulate rally categories and without a global rule itíll also be harder for local tuners to get a proper scale for starting their projects.

    The rally market should work freely, as any other market; without a wider diversity at the base we canít have a strong pinnacle; restraining the whole sport to a bunch of manus is hurting Rally.
    Rally addict since 1982

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