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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    yeah, to hell with these driver opinions!

    what could they possibly know about driving WRC cars?

    pffff....
    If nobody is there to pay for it, their opinion is invalid. Remember that after 2008 with the financial crisis we quickly went from 4 to just 2 manufacturers, the current economic situation doesn't look brighter than it did back then...

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    I also have to add that I agree that it's a good idea to reduce suspension travel, and to simplify the transmission. It will make driving more spectacular and reduce corner speeds. You cannot drive as straight and flat out as now.

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    For sure the world as we know it will be seriously changed when Covid 19 is finally under control, there will be border controls, there will be travel restrictions. The worlds economy will be seriously affected, unemployment will increase and this has been well signalled. The public perception of "Wealthy activity" will take a back step as companies focus on regrowth and Government support for major sporting activities will disappear as they focus on creation on rebuilding their countries economy. Just look at how many countries International airlines are making statements already advising people that they are reducing back to national carriers and planning to drop international service. All of this will I believe see our sport go back closer to its beginnings, Probably as far back as the Group 1 - 4 days or maybe the early Group A days it will still be an adventure and a test of men an machinery but we will not see the amount of money thrown at it as has been the case of recent times
    Things happen for reasons, not excuses.

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    The next generation of World Rally Championship machinery will retain the same engines currently used in Rally1-specification World Rally Cars.

    https://www.dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/w...2-hybrid-move/
    #8 Ott Tänak - Martin Järveoja #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    The next generation of World Rally Championship machinery will retain the same engines currently used in Rally1-specification World Rally Cars.
    "But reduce costs and development..."

    How ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    "But reduce costs and development..."

    How ?
    Malcolm got what he wanted, now Tommi got what he wanted, next is Adamos turn

    Evans about the decision https://www.dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/h...gine-decision/
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    Malcolm got what he wanted, now Tommi got what he wanted, next is Adamos turn

    Evans about the decision https://www.dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/h...gine-decision/
    So same GRE as now, plus an electric motor for road sections AND extra power on the stages. The hybrid WRC cars could be approaching Group B levels of bhp !

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    Given that I believe Compact Dynamics is majority owned by Schaeffler, hopefully this deal includes some kind of sponsorship by them of the WRC. The WRC's image could do with flaunting some high end sponsors, even if they don't actually contribute much financially.

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    Will removal of the centre diff and the change to simpler suspension be enough to cancel out the additional cost of the hybrid system?

    Doesn’t seem like a great time for manufacturers to commit to new and probably not very cheap regulations. Keeping the current three manufacturers for 2022 under the current circumstances would probably be a good result.

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