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  1. Well the implementation plan for electric (prior to CV-19), was to open the World Championship up to petrol and electric entries next year... ...but I suspect that plan may be changed given how things have unfolded in 2020. The electric cars are slower at the moment, but they are still in their infancy and not a million miles behind the pace of their petrol counterparts. I don't think it will be long before they are a lot closer.
  2. I am rather envious @PJTierney: the British RX round at Lydden was good, but I am gagging to get to a World RX round this year! Latvia seems to have handled CV-19 so much better than anyone else. I was really surprised to see spectators in the grandstand for Drift Masters a couple of months ago and the situation is obviously still stable there given that they had the same again for the World RX rounds. Nice feature. I think his judgment of the Projekt-E cars is a little unfair, but does echo the thoughts of a lot of rallycross fans.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    It is a weird noise in real life. First time I heard one on stage I thought it was broken!
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    Version 1.16 Update Discussion

    Pretty sure the game doesn't has properly modelled ALS on any car. The audio is there, but the effect is not... ...another one for the DR3 wish list!
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    Version 1.16 Update Discussion

    I had a bit of a play in Dirtfish, then took the Fiesta onto the stages. Started in Spain on a short stage I use for comparing cars and I beat my fastest time, went to Wales for the same and beat my fastest time. Finally I went to Scotland and was about a second short. Car feels fantastic to drive. As planted as the Polo, but more agile.
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    Version 1.16 Update Discussion

    That's a bold statement! Sounds promising though, hopefully I won't have to wait half the night for the download!
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    Version 1.16 Update Discussion

    Looking forward to hearing this as well. The Polo has a very distinctive off-throttle noise in real life, be good to see if the CM audio squad have captured it. It's over. The i20 dream is officially dead.
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    Version 1.16 Update Discussion

    Can't wait to give the Fiesta a go! Fingers crossed it also comes with a plain livery (or two) as well.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Yeah, I am not convinced about that justification either...
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    Please remove the wheel punching animation

    They are referring to a Toyota, not Ford, related incident. (and that particular incident actually involved the co-driver, not driver)
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Well no last minute i20 but, in the latest patch notes: "FIA World Rallycross Championship: Removed AI driver names which were mistakenly appearing when using 2019-spec cars." At least we haven't got the annoyance of seeing the GRX drivers without their cars!
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    Why is Ford Escort Cosworth so slow?

    The Group A class is pretty skewed. The Delta is stated (and seems) to have a power advantage as its specifications seem to mirror those of the Integrale earlier in the Group A period (when the cars had a wider turbo restrictor). I find the EscCos the weakest car in the class, though I love driving it, so I frequently use it anyway. The Evo VI wasn't really a true Group A car, in that concessions were made to allow Mitsubishi to continue to run it. I am glad to see it in game, but it doesn't belong in Group A and, as has been suggested multiple times, I'd like to see a "late 90's" class with the S5 Impreza, Evo VI and perhaps the Mk.1 Focus as well. Furthermore I think Group A could actually be split in two, with the Delta, EscCos and Legacy in the first half and all with matched specification to a single year. The second half of the class would have the Impreza and an Evo III or IV (and, in a perfect world, the ST205 Celica!)... ...I accept that sub-categories of classes might be a bit much though, so I'd settle with a more realistically balanced single class.
  13. And yet it still looked better to me than the STARD prepared Fiesta. Perhaps some of that was down to Raymond though, I am of the opinion he is a seriously underrated driver.
  14. They aren't spaceframes, they are based on a road car chassis (like the Supercars). All the electric running gear is from STARD and they sell the whole lot as a kit that can be dropped straight into a Supercar or R5 shell. The C3 was prepared by Citroen Racing, so it is my assumption that they based it on an R5 C3 shell.
  15. Very glad that we have Ekstrom this year. The PSRXVW Polo and EKS S1 are two of my favourites of the WRX-era and I am thoroughly enjoying seeing Johan and Mattias going head-to-head in those cars. Real shame not see Niclas closer, though he does seem to be emerging as the "best of the rest" now. Interesting to see tidier driving from Bakkerud and Doran this weekend. Compared to previous weekends there seemed to be less mechanical failures for the GCK Meganes as well. Still a long way from trouble free, but I hope they continue to improve as it could be an encouraging sign for 2021. Fingers crossed the damage to the Bakkerud car is fixable before the next round as well (I have read a comment from GCK on FB saying they should have it done), that was a very big smash. I wasn't sure if it was the driver or car setup (or perhaps both), but I thought the electric C3 looked far better than the Fiesta. Raymond seemed to be chucking it around like a "normal" Supercar and it looked a lot more controllable on the limit.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Further to the points above I would definitely refer to the rallycross AI as "inconsistent" rather than "broken". On some circuits it works really well, but on others it seems - as has already been said - to be all over the place. I wasn't expecting it to be fixed with DR2.0, but I really hope that it something that is addressed in future DR titles.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Splendid, can't wait to get my hands on the new Fiesta!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Yeah, I agree. The reliability upgrades make sense, but I think the mileage dependent performance upgrades are daft.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I have got a lot fonder of the 6R4 after driving it in the latter McRae challenges, it might not be the fastest car in class, but I find it one of the easiest Group B cars to drive on the limit.
  20. CV19 I assume. They are talking about running a double round at Barcelona instead, so at least the Championship will still comprise the same number of rounds.
  21. World RX Portugal cancelled.
  22. Yeah, that's cool with me @PJTierney!
  23. Forgive the double post, but a few pictures from the opening round of the British Rallycross Championship... Few more here if anyone is interested in seeing more.
  24. Not WorldRX, but the Supercar final from the first round of the British Rallycross Championship at Lydden on Monday: Great race, definitely one of the best Supercar finals I have watched at Lydden recently.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I am reluctant to let you get excited, as I don't want to see you disappointed again when the next patch comes out!
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