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  1. It isn't as good as the drivers title, but I am glad that Ekstrom earned something out of this season. Larsson was far more consistent than I was expecting.
  2. GRX changed suspension suppliers this year (to BOS). I don't think they have been as quick getting up to speed as they hoped. Niclas looked like he was really struggling at times during the first RallyX Nordic outing for the BOS car and, although they gained time, I didn't think the car looked anywhere near as far as last year. You can get all the lap times for each race weekend going back quite a few years, but I don't think any comparison is valid to this season. Pretty much every round has taken place at a different time and, perhaps more crucially, in differing conditions to last year. Any comparison is irrelevant (in my personal opinion anyway). I am not sure if the rest of the field have actually made significant gains, or if it is that some drivers are in cars they prefer and/or some cars are now with more appropriate drivers (specifically thinking the EKS Audis). I personally believe that, with the progression made last year, Johan is on the back foot this year (though I am sure many will disagree with that opinion). For me that is what makes his win this year even more impressive: if it hadn't been for Ekstrom I think Johan would have absolutely walked it (as an aside I also think that Mattias has been an absolutely class act this year).
  3. I am possibly biased, but I hope the performance from Johan this year silences the critics who think the win was more from the car than him. Absolutely. I was gutted for Baumanis when it was revealed he didn't have the budget for his 2020 campaign, but as it turns out that might have saved the Championship this year. The fight(s) between Johan and Mattias have been the highlight of this season for me. Another disappointing year for Niclas. Last year he lost the title due his medical issues and this year he just didn't look as consistently competitive.
  4. I didn't care about the conditions: I am just desperate to see more racing! I also wanted to see how Johan fared at Spa (not knowing the track) and how quickly he got his head around Germany. Hopefully we'll get to see that next year. Speaking of Johan - and people may disagree - but, despite the loss of rounds, I think the right driver has won WRX this year. Barratt wins because she turned up at every weekend... I understand that the ball is only just starting to roll this year, but declaring her a winner in that series seems a bit of a joke. British RX is still on track for a double-header weekend at the start of December: but sadly without spectators.
  5. Would like to see it confirmed from a more credible source... https://dirtfish.com/rallycross/world-rx/world-rxs-nurburgring-finale-canceled ...but it looks like that is it for the 2020 WRX season.
  6. Yeah, that is what I was thinking after posting @Janneman60... ...they have done it at other rounds, but are they going to be working with limited daylight hours that late in the year?
  7. Fully agree. I absolutely love the current crop of cars, but having the old cars in there would make for a complete game.
  8. Forgive the double post, but I have just seen that the official World RX social media pages are stating that Germany will be the final round of the Euro RX, Super 1600 and Formula E Championships. With that in mind, would there be enough hours in the day to potentially fit in two World RX rounds?
  9. Saying "postponed" there, but suggesting it is cancelled elsewhere: https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx/news/spa-world-rx-round-postponed-until-2021/4903620/?ic_source=home-page-widget&ic_medium=widget&ic_campaign=widget-1 That article still says that Germany is planned, but Johan would need to score just three points to win.
  10. Just seen that the British Rallycross rounds at Lydden this weekend (rounds two and three) have been postponed due to a fresh lockdown here in the UK. Absolutely gutted and very frustrated with the lockdown implementation, as it should have come six weeks ago. Fingers crossed they can run a round (or two) in December.
  11. Well the rallycross Santos seems to be part of this team: https://www.facebook.com/bompisoracingteam/ I have only had a quick look, but can't see any reference. Does look like he is an older chap though...
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Some surprising choices there, especially with regards to the rallycross cars. No sign of the Megane in the top five rallycross cars, though it is the fastest car in class. Also surprised to see the Polo Supercar so high when it is underpowered (that said, I still use it for the looks!). Surprised the Golf is that high in the rally cars as well: lot of people using the Mini and Golf to get to grips with the game perhaps?
  13. I don't think it is the same chap, though he did carry on racing after the smash, didn't he?
  14. Cheers, saw the post after I posted on here! The official World RX Facebook page shared a slow motion clip earlier in the week, something I didn't notice before is that Bakkerud actually had space to move to his left before they reached the corner. Definitely a shame for Andreas, but can't help but think he could have been a bit more cautious there (much like Loheac last year). I have a huge amount of respect for Kenneth and he always seems quite controlled with his emotions, but Susann Hansen has always been very over the top with her celebrations in front of the camera and it seems like her kids are the same: especially Kevin. All the drivers/teams celebrate a win, but I always think the Hansen family look like they are trying too hard. I am told they are all great if you get to know them, but I find the way that Kevin, Timmy and Susann present themselves as seeming very artificial.
  15. His conversations about tea and spotting animals at the circuit/in the clouds during the live broadcast yesterday were pretty entertaining as well! Definitely an action packed weekend, but I can't help but think a lot of the drama is caused by the redesigned layout and a terrible turn one. That was a tough call with the final yesterday. Perhaps I am biased as a Johan fan - and yes, he could have given slightly more room - but he clearly had a better start and, when you watch the replay, Andreas was very late on the brakes. Uncharacteristic mistake from Ekstrom as well. Really surprised me to see him overshoot there. Agreed. Hard to deny that wasn't an excellent drive. Pity we had to endure the over the top display from Kevin after Timmy won, but definitely a step up in pace for the Hansen 208 (though that have been fast at Barcelona in the past). Johan just needs to outscore Mattias by three points now and the Championship is his. He may be slightly on the back foot for Spa, as he hasn't drive there before, but I doubt it will take him long to start breaking lap records!
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