Page 41 of 59 FirstFirst ... 31394041424351 ... LastLast
Results 401 to 410 of 582

Thread: WRC future

  1. #401
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    44
    Like
    0
    Liked 36 Times in 17 Posts
    I agree, this was the best era imo. 98 had 5 different winners in the first 5 events

  2. #402
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    940
    Like
    0
    Liked 545 Times in 285 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by L555MAT View Post
    I agree, this was the best era imo. 98 had 5 different winners in the first 5 events
    but those 5 won every event that year.
    In 2017 we had 7 different winners

  3. Likes: AnttiL (26th March 2020),EstWRC (26th March 2020)
  4. #403
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    5,578
    Like
    4,925
    Liked 5,968 Times in 2,539 Posts
    https://www.rallit.fi/nayttaa-ihan-t...uudistuksista/

    Lappi also giving negative comments on the "R5+" regulations for 2022. He says "it looks stupid" and that "wheels will fly off when those cars are driven flat out". But he also thinks they will still look spectacular and drivers will have driving to do because of the lack of (active) center diff.

  5. #404
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,361
    Like
    1,535
    Liked 2,837 Times in 855 Posts
    Current R5 cars seem to be driven pretty flat out without wheels flying off...

  6. Likes: RS (31st March 2020),skarderud (30th March 2020),steve.mandzij (1st April 2020)
  7. #405
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    5,578
    Like
    4,925
    Liked 5,968 Times in 2,539 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    Current R5 cars seem to be driven pretty flat out without wheels flying off...
    - Remember added power will increase the strain
    - WRC2 cars have always more punctures than WRC cars.
    - Competition in WRC2 is not as fierce as in main WRC. This has been said by all drivers who have stepped up recently from WRC2 to WRC, they say that you need to push all the time or you fall off the competition. I assume doing this with R5 cars (with more power) would result in more technical/mechanical issues.

  8. Likes: EstWRC (30th March 2020),pantealex (30th March 2020),rage82 (30th March 2020),steve.mandzij (1st April 2020)
  9. #406
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,361
    Like
    1,535
    Liked 2,837 Times in 855 Posts
    The reason why they have more punctures is quite logical, just look at the roads after the WRC cars have passed.
    Now they take huge cuts and put their wheels in crazy places because they can, with new cars, they will have to adapt.

    I love the current WRCars, but with the current situation and the financial crisis that's coming at us, it's a no-brainer. The whole automotive industry will be heavily affected, and one of the first things they'll save money on is motorsport.

  10. Likes: AnttiL (30th March 2020),Rallyper (30th March 2020),RS (31st March 2020),skarderud (30th March 2020),steve.mandzij (1st April 2020),the sniper (30th March 2020)
  11. #407
    Senior Member Fast Eddie WRC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    13,576
    Like
    2,668
    Liked 6,467 Times in 3,409 Posts
    Could they go back to the previous generation of WRC cars and just add a bit of aero ?

  12. #408
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    5,578
    Like
    4,925
    Liked 5,968 Times in 2,539 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Could they go back to the previous generation of WRC cars and just add a bit of aero ?
    Those cars would still have more advanced suspensions than R5, and paddleshift gearboxes.

  13. #409
    Senior Member EstWRC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    8,597
    Like
    3,810
    Liked 7,596 Times in 3,158 Posts
    yeah, to hell with these driver opinions!

    what could they possibly know about driving WRC cars?

    pffff....
    #8 Ott Tänak - Martin Järveoja #8
    - World Rally Champions 2019 -

  14. Likes: pantealex (30th March 2020)
  15. #410
    Senior Member Rallyper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Östhammar, Sweden
    Posts
    6,070
    Like
    3,530
    Liked 1,834 Times in 1,072 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Could they go back to the previous generation of WRC cars and just add a bit of aero ?
    Why not a good mix of previous generation and R5 (+). Add all that is not way expensive. Exclude rocket science gizmos on the new WRC cars...
    "Reis vas pät pat kaar vas kut"
    Tommi Mäkinen, back in the years...

  16. Likes: tommeke_B (30th March 2020)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •