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Old 26 Jun 2017, 06:06 (Ref:3746874)   #16
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The Polos certainly have the speed to do it. Can't help but think Hooligan is in desperation mode. I'm sure Bakkerud will make himself known by going for invisible gaps so you never know.



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Old 26 Jun 2017, 17:10 (Ref:3747026)   #17
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Is there a particular reason why the Polos seems so fast? And also so fast out of the box? Is it its chassis? It's engine? And is there already more info on those cars? The previous Polos (both Marklund and Kristofferson) had Trollspeed engines
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Old 26 Jun 2017, 17:25 (Ref:3747035)   #18
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Is there a particular reason why the Polos seems so fast? And also so fast out of the box? Is it its chassis? It's engine? And is there already more info on those cars? The previous Polos (both Marklund and Kristofferson) had Trollspeed engines
The most comprehensive source of information I have seen on the Polo is Race Tech Magazine #199:

https://www.kimberleymediagroup.com/...-issue-rt-199/

I haven't got the article to hand, but if I recall correctly the engine is built by VW Motorsport and is the same engine that is used in the Beetle in the GRC.

VW Motorsport obviously know the chassis and it seems like quite a bit of tech from the WRCars (old and new) has gone into the Polo rallycross car. That said, I still think its a very impressive debut from the team.

What struck me as a little concerning is that the tone of the engineer interviewed in the Race Tech feature implied that they haven't been able to go all out on the design of the current car. Perhaps that was just the way I read the comment(s) but, if that is the case, it makes you wonder how much faster the car could be.
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Old 26 Jun 2017, 17:28 (Ref:3747039)   #19
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That's correct, I have read the same, also on the restrictions due to being an ex WRC car. I really doubt it is a real VW designed engine as all the WRC tuners use external sources.
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Old 26 Jun 2017, 20:15 (Ref:3747096)   #20
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VW got an extreme know-how compared to other teams though and big budgets. Their success in WRC makes it clear for me why they are so good at the moment in rallycross.
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Old 26 Jun 2017, 21:58 (Ref:3747123)   #21
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This is as close to a factory car as you are likely to get in rallycross. The Fords are not using the same care, engine. But likely similar tech in suspensions and the like, plus lots of older tech from the old Focus WRC.

You have an entire team of redundant WRC guys looking at these cars, using all the parts, R&D stuff they looked at, and putting it into these cars. It is like the old GpB cars, with only one manufacturer pulling out, VW. So all their tech goes into these two cars.

Its no surprise they are making everyone look silly. And pushing budgets up enormously as a result.

Nice work IMG, cap it you idiots before it turns into WEC, ITC, DTM, WSPC.
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Old 27 Jun 2017, 13:21 (Ref:3747293)   #22
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Eriksson probably still has umpteen Fiesta's lying around that he cant sell.

Plus has about 15 kids!!
Have only 2 kids Oliver and Kevin.
The other Eriksson isnt even family.
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Old 27 Jun 2017, 13:24 (Ref:3747294)   #23
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I wrote this on RallycossRX account: 57 SuperCars makes this one of the few RX rounds worth the travel! Much better than the crappy entries of Mettet and Lydden which aren't even worth travelling from the Netherlands. (The Scandinavian crowd would never accept the level the Belgians and British get)
Belgium was not that bad. Were around 80 cars in four classes. Was more than with the old ERC....
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Old 27 Jun 2017, 13:31 (Ref:3747296)   #24
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Belgium was not that bad. Were around 80 cars in four classes. Was more than with the old ERC....
And i was travelling from the Netherlands to Lydden and must say it wasnt bad at all.
Yes also i looking more forward to Holjes and Loheac (yes travelling to from the Netherlands). But all by all it isnt that bad at the moment. About the future i fear the same... we will see
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Old 28 Jun 2017, 02:51 (Ref:3747512)   #25
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The most comprehensive source of information I have seen on the Polo is Race Tech Magazine #199:

https://www.kimberleymediagroup.com/...-issue-rt-199/
I'd can buy it, but 9,83£ delivered in my country is very expensive....
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Old 28 Jun 2017, 13:55 (Ref:3747600)   #26
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race Tech Magazine #199 pdf + google
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Old 29 Jun 2017, 00:45 (Ref:3747700)   #27
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Old 4 Jul 2017, 18:12 (Ref:3748939)   #28
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FIRE has a real shot at the podium!FIRE has a real shot at the podium!FIRE has a real shot at the podium!FIRE has a real shot at the podium!FIRE has a real shot at the podium!
Great track of course but the semi finals and final were bit boring.
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Old 4 Jul 2017, 21:27 (Ref:3748976)   #29
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Whole thing is hardly setting the world alight this year is it, Domination never works.

Most amusing part is the guy winning is not the guy the sponsors, the series or anyone else really wants to win! It's the kid with the ex rallycross dad!
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Things are looking bright for Höljes.

http://www.vf.se/rallycross/rekord-och-avtalsjakt/
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