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Old 28 Oct 2018, 21:32 (Ref:3859654)   #136
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After all those news, posts and threads about circuits being dropped, drivers, teams and manufactures dropping out I cannot help myself to chuckle about it.

All that bla bla about manufacturers, sure it's great that they like Rallycross and are sort of involved. But I for one don't want a manufacturers kind of sport like WRC. I prefer a sort of highly tuned cars, professional tunes clubman style like it has been for years.

Sure IMG make great live broadcasting, but what if you can't access that as a European fan? You get a rip off of 30-60 minutes and some limited stuff of the finals.

So no Ford, Audi or Peugeot involvement? I don't mind! No Ken Block, Tanner Foust or fancy drivers from other disciplines? I don't care! I do however feel it is a damn shame all those cars aren't available for others and if they are they can't be properly entered by privateers due to limitations.

Such a waste, especially that those who have been involved in "new" RX have pulled out. Worse of all some had no Rallycross interest of history before, they came, see and left.

And electric? Sure, eventually I would even consider, drive or even prefer a electric car myself. But I don't want a manufacturer to spoil the sport because the races are so short it suits them. Nor do I want generic cars with a custom body!

Maybe later, but for now electric will rule out the clubman even more...
Well said
My take...

You cannot avoid the conversations in the paddock from the 90’s and 2000’s .... wouldn’t it be great if manufacturers were involved... I was a big advocate, but not in a clatter like we have had with VW Etc, I was always more the fan of local dealer support and national interest not mega budget input
Unlike some on here who were brought up on rallycross from the 80’s I enjoy the rallycross in WRX in the most part, the racing is good particularly when it’s damp or wet it’s just a shame the organisers don’t recognise this and provide a track which insists on compromise on setup which is why rallycross became popular because the compromise provided the opportunity to overtake not joker laps etc...

Electric .... call me old fashioned but flames, bangs, whooshes and loads of revs are the big reasons I loved rallycross...., I’ll take some convincing on electric
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Old 29 Oct 2018, 18:29 (Ref:3859817)   #137
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Maybe later, but for now electric will rule out the clubman even more...
If costs go down in 5 to 10 years time electric racing is probably a life saver for many tracks because of the noise, or better the absent of noise.
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Old 30 Oct 2018, 11:23 (Ref:3859923)   #138
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I’d still like to see electric, but as a support series to the main deal unfortunately the sheer cost of it probably means that it will have to be the priority.

The thing that interests me about electric is the torque and acceleration, which is one of the reasons I like rallycross.

Electric and hybrid motorsport at a club level are unlikely to be seen much in the UK because the MSA has a huge list of requirements over and above normal safety. E.g 40,000 litres of water available, training and PPE for personnel etc.


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Marcus Grönholm is hoping for manufacture support from Hyundai for GRX. Article is in Norwegian.

https://parcferme.no/rallycross/marc...-neste-sesong/
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Great... A silhouette class with exactly the same electric engines for each cars. I don't like cup cars for that same reason. Don't get me wrong : if such engine was in my car I woils be thrilled about it, but too watch is another story. I guess it is time to find another hobby...
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Euro RX to be live streamed next year:

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...ng-for-euro-rx

Great bit of news as, in my personal opinion, that is where some of the best racing has been the last few years.
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Great... A silhouette class with exactly the same electric engines for each cars. I don't like cup cars for that same reason. Don't get me wrong : if such engine was in my car I woils be thrilled about it, but too watch is another story. I guess it is time to find another hobby...
In TCR (touring cars on normal circuits) are planning to go electric in 2020. They will have different chassis based on road cars with spec electric powertrain.

https://e-racing365.com/e-tcr/etcr-t...e-car-designs/
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Euro RX to be live streamed next year:

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...ng-for-euro-rx

Great bit of news as, in my personal opinion, that is where some of the best racing has been the last few years.
This is great news!
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In TCR (touring cars on normal circuits) are planning to go electric in 2020. They will have different chassis based on road cars with spec electric powertrain.



https://e-racing365.com/e-tcr/etcr-t...e-car-designs/


Despite being powerful it's so boring to all have the same...
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It's to get it of the ground. After three seasons they want open powertrain rules.
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Short article on ES Motorsport testing:

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...Z3JuqmidILue8I
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