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    Hyundai behaving like spoilt children once again (see WTCR Nurburgring 2020...) and getting away with it... Disappointing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Hyundai will have the opportunity to deliver 50% of its new-for-2025 car after a deal was struck with rival manufacturers allowing the Korean manufacturer to use two years’ worth of homologation jokers next season.

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/hyund...tion-for-2025/

    It sounds like they were threatening to quit WRC if they didnt get this deal. But strange to announce it when the Regs for 2025 still aren't decided.
    It doesn’t sound like that but Rich literally confirms it

    “I totally understand that perspective, but at the same time if we actively push back on everything and force a manufacturer to leave [WRC] because they don’t feel like they’ve got a chance, then what’s better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRCStan View Post
    Would they have needed permission to build the 100% new car?
    Not if the Regs didnt change, they'd just need to get it homologated under the existing Regs.

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    Mind games keep going..

    ABITEBOUL: We won't spend ONE euro testing a Rally1 alternative
    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/abite...y1-alternative

    And if it happens, 2022 repeats and they start the season with a flinstones car once again
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    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    Mind games keep going..



    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/abite...y1-alternative

    And if it happens, 2022 repeats and they start the season with a flinstones car once again
    I suspect that if FIA continues down this route, then Hyundai won't need to develop a new car, because they won't be in the WRC>

    It really is a stupid strategy of the FIA to spend more money on these cars when it's clear it won't result in any more manufacturers, and will likely mean less cars because they'll have wasted money redeveloping current cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    I suspect that if FIA continues down this route, then Hyundai won't need to develop a new car, because they won't be in the WRC>

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    Plus the possible WDC Neuville will retire.
    #M-SPORTER

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    But if they do stay, I'll be pretty used to it as I've been driving it in DR 2.0 !

    #M-SPORTER

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    All 3 manufacturers are pushing for things to remain until the end of the 26. Not even the goons running the WRC will be stupid enough to push them out by forcing new regs for 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Not if the Regs didnt change, they'd just need to get it homologated under the existing Regs.
    Yes makes sense. Just the regs are changing but technically no new cars confused me.
    "It's not sport!" - Gilles Panizzi

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    At the same time, I find Cyril's attitude pretty childish ... In no sport are the players making the rules.

    I understand that Huyndai may retire if changes are called for. However if this is really in the balance, then it is only a matter of time before they call it a day. Given all the critics, I would very much doubt they would stick around when the new regs kick in ...

    Long story short, if I would be the FIA i would not listen to such bully arguments and stick to what I believe is best for the sport (whatever it is). My five cents : As someone suggested, keep Rally1 cars as is until the end of the homogation cycle, with no hybrids and benefit from the weight saving by replacing all the expensive carbon aero kits. This may cut costs enough to bring in private cars. Don' touch Rally2 which is very healthy as is. And "force" manus to enter 4 cars each, including one for young guns.

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