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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    It's up to drivers if they want to take the risk.
    Not only. If you regulate it or provide it you also share responsibility.
    "It's not sport!" - Gilles Panizzi

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRCStan View Post
    Not only. If you regulate it or provide it you also share responsibility.
    All the rally events and Series that have long allowed the Open Class R5 and Historics have had no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    All the rally events and Series that have long allowed the Open Class R5 and Historics have had no problem.
    Cool, but as a general rule you can't say that and walk away.
    "It's not sport!" - Gilles Panizzi

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    Tänak doesnt hold his opinion back https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/tanak...under-control/

    Tänak also raised a specific concern about the potential regulation change for the sport’s top two tiers, adding: “We are reducing a lot of power in Rally1 cars where the chassis and the roll cage is made for protection. And then we are putting a lot more power in a Rally2 car where you don’t have this kind of safety and things.

    “I’m really surprised that these guys are happy to take this responsibility for these decisions.
    So he is arguing that the chassis is made for more power than Rally1-2025 will have, so its no point to reduce power?
    Has to be something more here, this level of stupid is not mr. Tänak.

    We need more teams and more competition, i think what this working-group planning is a step in right direction, what two drivers means is just not interesting.
    They have only short-sighted wiew on this, the working-group has to think 10 years in front.

    If the manufacturers is not interested any more, its sad, but then FIA/promoter has to do necessary changes to keep the WRC still running.
    If its official manufacturers, official semi-profesionell or importers/private teams that will be the next step, noone knows at this point. I hopes it is a combination of these 3.

    FIA ruined the WorldRX, actually that championship was at its best as semi-amateur european championship sportswise

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    WRC main class in 2025

    Next time read the whole article before replying

    Seems you didn’t
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    TBH Tanak is probably just towing the Manufacturer line in that they dont want the new Rally2+ and cars that could challenge their (lower-powered) Rally1 cars. The 'safety argument' is just a way to help stop them.

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    i thought the safety argument was good. if the rally2+ cars are getting more power, they need a better rollcage/safety stuff. ott is not wrong, fia said nothing about improving safety for these rally2+ cars, which will also increase costs. i found that point interesting. havent thought about that.

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    Let's be honest here, with slightly more power and maybe a bit more aerodynamic load, how much faster could an accident really be compared to a normal Rally2? I don't think that the resulting forces at play would be so much bigger than before that those cars suddenly become unsafe.

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    It's possibly something that Ott has been told to say from the Manufacturer.

    On the other side, it's all discussions and potential "safety issues" when we don't even have the full regulations and how the new kits will be.

    It's clearly a "political battle" right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by becher View Post
    Let's be honest here, with slightly more power and maybe a bit more aerodynamic load, how much faster could an accident really be compared to a normal Rally2? I don't think that the resulting forces at play would be so much bigger than before that those cars suddenly become unsafe.
    Exactly.

    And also being honest the one WRC fatality in recent times was in a Rally1 car.

    No rally car is ever 100% safe.

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