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Old 21 Nov 2017, 13:01 (Ref:3781942)   #61
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First driver confirmed for the G-FORS Clios:

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...ith-new-g-fors

I think this must signal the arrival of the annual driver list!

GCK - Renault Megane RS RX - Guerlain Chicherit (World RX)
GCK - Renault Megane RS RX - ? (World RX)
PSRXVW - Volkswagen Polo - Johan Kristoffersson (World RX?)
PSRXVW - Volkswagen Polo - Petter Solberg? (World RX?)

G-FORS - Renault Clio RS RX - Jere Kalliokoski (Euro RX)
G-FORS - Renault Clio RS RX - ? (Euro RX)

I can't find the link where Kristoffersson mentions returning in the Polo for 2017 and, although I assume he will be back, I haven't seen anything official from Solberg yet. If anyone has any links then please post them up and I will add them in!
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 14:50 (Ref:3781963)   #62
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Loeb and Peugeot. Doesn't make any mention of confirmed drivers (unless one assumes Loeb).
http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...om-peugeot-and

Otherwise there are tons of rumours but nothing official.
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Old 22 Nov 2017, 14:23 (Ref:3782201)   #63
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Couple of interesting stories on the Autosport website. Firstly, Ekstrom, is making positive noises about returning next year:

https://www.autosport.com/wrx/news/1...th-audi-rising

And Marcus Gronholm is apparently in talks with Hyundai about running a two car team:

https://www.autosport.com/wrx/news/1...i-for-world-rx

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Loeb and Peugeot. Doesn't make any mention of confirmed drivers (unless one assumes Loeb).
http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...om-peugeot-and
Don't know how I managed to forget that one!

GCK - Renault Megane RS RX - Guerlain Chicherit (World RX)
GCK - Renault Megane RS RX - ? (World RX)
Peugeot Sport? - Peugeot 208 - Sebastien Loeb (World RX)
PSRXVW - Volkswagen Polo - Johan Kristoffersson (World RX?)
PSRXVW - Volkswagen Polo - Petter Solberg? (World RX?)

G-FORS - Renault Clio RS RX - Jere Kalliokoski (Euro RX)
G-FORS - Renault Clio RS RX - ? (Euro RX)

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Old 22 Nov 2017, 15:07 (Ref:3782213)   #64
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From Guerlain Chicherit's Facebook

"G-FORS, a collaboration between myself &*FORS Performance, will debut brand-new Renault Clio R.S. RX in the*FIA World Rallycross Championship*next season.
This is in addition to my*GCK*Renault*Megane R.S. RX*#WorldRXproject.”

FORS Preformance will build the new Clio 4 and Prodrive the Megane.
Stephane Orré of FORS is/was also involved with Albatec. He owns also MTechnologies and was involved with Marc Laboulle in ERC.
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Old 28 Nov 2017, 15:02 (Ref:3783785)   #65
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Another story on the Scheider/BMW rumour:

https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/ne...-rx-programme/
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Old 28 Nov 2017, 15:22 (Ref:3783789)   #66
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Remember of proposal for an electric rallycross championship. Manufacturers seem very interested in it, as they can promote electric road cars (unlike LMP1 and Formula E).
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Old 28 Nov 2017, 15:43 (Ref:3783796)   #67
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Remember of proposal for an electric rallycross championship. Manufacturers seem very interested in it, as they can promote electric road cars (unlike LMP1 and Formula E).
Also because the races are short battery life (or lack of) isn't an issue.

Still sound dreadful though
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Old 28 Nov 2017, 18:34 (Ref:3783821)   #68
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It feels forced with electric cars. "It's the future" and "rallycross is suitable for electric cars" seems to be the only reason why it's happening. Personally it's getting quite annoying to hear about.

I understand that electric cars are the future for road cars and I don't mind having a class for them. But rallycross is turning electric in a quite unnatural way I think. Capito said a few years ago it was suitable for rallycross and suddenly it became a serious thing.
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Old 28 Nov 2017, 20:00 (Ref:3783836)   #69
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It is a good idea for RX as the races are short and there is time between them to charge. Easier to build electric RX cars than F1, WRC, WEC.

But there is a lot of contact. So it needs to be well thought out.

they Are ONLY doing it to try and entice manufacturers, that will be the ONLY reason BMW are even looking

And then what, how on earth does that translate in any way to ANY other RX series in the world.
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Old 28 Nov 2017, 22:29 (Ref:3783874)   #70
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I do understand the positives about it and I'm not opposed it really. It just feels a bit unnatural considering how rallycross has an identity as being a "roaring" and a bit tough motorsport. There is quite a resentment against electric cars from many rallycross fans.

USA has a planned electric RX series that is about to start and Andros Trophy has a class for electric cars also. I wonder if there might be more such classes in the future.
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Old 29 Nov 2017, 16:17 (Ref:3784073)   #71
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Bakkerud to look at WRC2 if a rallycross drive isn't an option for 2018:

https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...it-984272/?s=1
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Strange move.
Wouldn't ERX make more sense?
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Photo just appeared on the LD Motorsport Facebook page:



Looks like Liam has one of the JRM MINI's?
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He's allowed to drive again?
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It was his car anyway, he has had it for years, it was a Prodrive car and the one he used in berlin.

Then put the 2.0 engine in it, was in Italy last week making the 200 fall to bits in the Monza rally.

I really would not trust a lawnmower to last a full mow built buy his crew, some of the most shoddily put together cars I ahve seen in all my days the LD cars.
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