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Old 10 Aug 2016, 09:26 (Ref:3664854)   #1
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World Rallycross R8 - Loheac, France

Three weeks to go and the first driver announcement for Loheac...

World Rallycross - Guerlain Chicherit to JRM

...so seems time for a new thread! I'm hoping for a decent showing from the locals again this year. I wonder if a few British drivers will make the crossing as well?
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Old 10 Aug 2016, 13:00 (Ref:3664885)   #2
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Is it a round of the ERX championship as well? (I lose track of these things!) If so I'd expect a few of the Brits to make an appearance (assuming they survive Lydden the weekend before).
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Old 10 Aug 2016, 14:37 (Ref:3664907)   #3
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Sadly not. And it only has one support class, S1600. Last year entries were bolstered by French Division 3, 4 and Logan Cup (I think). 10 cars per category. Filler the gaps in very nicely.
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Old 10 Aug 2016, 15:52 (Ref:3664922)   #4
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In that case the selection of Brits that could make an appearance will be limited to the same few that did the WRX round at Lydden (for the same ECU related reason) shame really but there you go.

Still - the local support classes are usually pretty good.
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Old 11 Aug 2016, 08:32 (Ref:3665084)   #5
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The program is now online:

https://issuu.com/pgermain/docs/48_p...016_205x270_we

Just had a quick skim through and there is a small article on the Twingo Cup towards the back (page 44), so hopefully there will be a complete support package similar to last year.
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Old 12 Aug 2016, 20:22 (Ref:3665424)   #6
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Normally I would consider going to France, but since the disappearance of the ERX I don't think it's worth. Also not because the French won't join the party...
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Old 13 Aug 2016, 22:31 (Ref:3665538)   #7
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Normally I would consider going to France, but since the disappearance of the ERX I don't think it's worth. Also not because the French won't join the party...
Going now for the 4th time in a Row and can tell you it is One of the best races.
It is not for the French Championship but i can tell you Who already confirmed:
1. P. Solberg
2. A. Bakkerud
3. M. Ekstrom
4. S. Loeb
5. J. Kristofferson
6. T. Hansen
7. K. Block
8. T.* Heikinen
9. A. Marklund
10. T. Timurzyanov
11. J. Baumanis
12. R. Munnich
13. R. Nitiss
14. R. Larsson
15. K. Eriksson
16. N. Gronholm
17. G. Chicherit
18. D. Jeanney
19. K. Hansen
20. F. Salsten
21. P. Maloigne
22. A. Scott
23. J.G.* janine
24. A. Dubourg
25. M. Keersmaecker
26. H. Knapick
27. J.P. Dayraut
28. P. Guillerme
29. P. Nouvelle
30. G. Fossec
31. F. Chanoine
32. F. Caddedu
33. A. Sagnier

Maybe also O'Donnavan, Tohill, Pucher and Galli and otherwise surprises.(max will be 40) and than 35 super1600 Cars max. (They will reach that). And extra the twingo cup.
In Lydden there were 59 Cars over 3 classes. In Belgium you had ERX as well and had a total of 71 Cars.
So the only difference will be the Finals.

I'm going definitly and it will be together with Höljes the highlight of the season!
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So, some of the ERX contenders have entered the French round of the WRX. That is a decent list!
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Sounds very exciting. I'd be happy with 35 supercars and 35 s1600 plus the Twingo cup (about 20 entrants?).

Take your point about the finals, there's a strong case for a repecharge round when entries are over 30+.

Looking forward to this weekend!
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Interesting that some of the guys have simply turned up anyway.

Wonder how much it costs to enter a round as an independent runner?

And perhaps the only lace where this happens other than Sweden.
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Over 30 supercars (and a full Super 1600 entry) is excellent news! Three weeks to go (and a British round in the meantime), I absolutely cannot wait.

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Wonder how much it costs to enter a round as an independent runner?
Assuming I am reading the regulations correctly, I believe it's £1,100.
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Old 15 Aug 2016, 10:47 (Ref:3665716)   #12
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That sounds like a lot of money to me, but I guess that, compared to other costs of running a supercar for a weekend, it is peanuts
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It's a lot of money for an entry fee, but I think about the same as an entry on the RAC rally used to be and about what you would pay to enter in a big race at Goodwood or the Silverstone Classic.

Is WRX able to be compared with those tracks or series, of course not, but as others say compared to running one of these things for a weekend, that is probably a food budget for even an ERX team for the weekend so not much. Be interesting to know what that actually pays for. I don't see many teams using wifi access (they would have to build a mast to do this which would cost money), screens etc. Especially the cost is high when you think you are travelling there from say Scandinavia or the UK, or is that cost assisted in any way?

But this is the age of people spending money on things that have no real value just to be seen, so I am clearly out of touch!!
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It used to be a lot cheaper before to enter a round.

I am a bit surprised that so many decided to enter this round actually. In Höljes only three cars entered that were not permanent in either WRX and ERX and in Norway none, rounds that usually are very popular for Nordic drivers. Loheac will be the most competitive round for sure this season.
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I imagine the French competitors want to pit themselves against Loeb and in front of a massive French crowd.
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