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  1. The '01 Focus Martini and '07 Focus Castrol/Abu Dhabi liveries would be my pick from those above! Is it March 24th yet? I want to throw that Legacy at some Finnish trees...
  2. Glad to see Barbosa back, I thought his car looked great last year (and, after seeing them everywhere a few years ago, there is a distinct lack of DS3's now!).
  3. Some great points raised so far, a few that I would like to reiterate/expand on: - Career Mode: definitely agree that this feels very artificial (and almost pointless) in DR2.0. The Historic Championships feel more like a "proper" career to me. - Class Balance: I do think this is a tricky one for CM to manage, as I like to see cars match their real-life counterparts but some classes do seem to have clear OP cars. If the next title is to get the same number of cars as DR2.0 at release (and/or if that total number of cars is planned to come via DLC) then I'd like to see further class divisions. - ALS: I am pretty sure that ALS isn't being properly modelled on the cars at the moment. I'd like to at least see ALS correctly modelled and, if possible, ALS settings as something that players can adjust... - Car Damage: ...I'd like to see this have a knock on effect on the damage side of things as well. Set the ALS at maximum and then driven the car sedately? Then the turbo and engine should suffer damage accordingly. As others have said as well, hardcore damage isn't punishing enough in my personal opinion and mechanical damage isn't anywhere near severe enough either. Driving the car with the engine constantly bouncing off the rev-limiter should result in problems! - Car Performance Upgrades: I know there are different schools of thought on this but, to me, this is pointless in a rally game. Have experience reflected in My Team (so as you accumulate more time with the car the repair times come down as your mechanics get more familiar with the car) and even have the upgrades for reliability, but doing mileage to get more performance thing seems completely artificial to me: just glad it wasn't in Freeplay! - Rallycross AI: This has been mentioned multiple times, but is a major gripe of mine: some tracks the level seems spot on and on others the AI is ridiculously quick. Hopefully DR2.0 will provide you with enough data to determine better average lap times for the AI is RX. - Group B Rallycross: Pleeeeeeease model the specifications of these cars more accurately next time!
  4. Fingers crossed: the more real liveries the better!
  5. tbtstt

    Best R5?

    Thought I'd start a discussion to kill some time while we wait for the Flat Out DLC. I am curious to know what peoples preference is in the R5 class. I have clear favourites in pretty much all the classes now, but I still find myself flitting between the Fiesta, Fabia and Polo in R5. I initially thought the Polo was slow, but a few of my fastest times on tarmac have been set with it, so it seems it isn't as off the pace as I first thought. I nearly always play with default setup, but opinions of those who are playing the same as me and those of you who are tweaking settings are both welcome!
  6. The text has been corrected, but I still think it is underpowered!
  7. The best looking Subaru and the best sounding Subaru. Double win.
  8. No. The new Impreza we are getting is the successor to the Group A ('95) Impreza and was the first Impreza built to World Rally Car specifications. Mechanically it is more sophisticated than the Group A car and aesthetically it is different as it is a two door rather than a four door. It is assumed that it will appear in the 2000cc class. The Legacy is the predecessor to the Group A Impreza already in game. It is a longer wheelbase car than the Impreza and thus should handle differently.
  9. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    VERY basic comparison: Ford Fiesta WRC: 4WD. 1600cc turbo charged 4 cylinder engine. 36mm turbo restrictor. Approximately 380 BHP. Ford Fiesta R5: 4WD. 1600cc turbo charged 4 cylinder engine. 32mm turbo restrictor. Approximately 290 BHP. Ford Fiesta R2: 2WD. 999cc turbo charged 3 cylinder engine. Approximately 200 BHP.
  10. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    It has R5 cars because, although they can be entered in specific categories of the World Rally Championship, they are not exclusive to the World Rally Championship. Although World Rally Cars sometimes filter down to a National level, they are originally created to compete at the top level of the World Rally Championship. R5 cars will still have to be licensed (by the individual manufacturer), but they are not directly connected to the World Rally Championship in the same way as World Rally Cars. The structure has changed again for 2020, so I am not 100% certain on this, but I think the latest class structure is: World Rally Championship: Contested by World Rally Cars. World Rally Championship-2 (better known as WRC2): Contested by manufacture entered (and select privateer) R5 cars. World Rally Championship-3 (better known as WRC3): Contested by privateer R5 category cars. Junior World Rally Championship: Contested by R2 category cars. R5 has become the top level for most National Championships now.
  11. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    I think you may be using "WRC" in too many places there @koog2003, it is a little confusing as "WRC" can actually mean two different things: World Rally Championship = WRC World Rally Car = WRC World Rally Car is the ruleset that cars that compete at the highest level of the World Rally Championship have to adhere to. Therefore any car that meets those rules is a "WRC". None of the 2019 World Rally Cars are in DiRT Rally 2.0. R5 cars are able to compete in specific World Rally Championship classes, however they are not built to the World Rally Car regulations and so do not carry "WRC" in their name. R5 cars and World Rally Cars are two different things. In DR2.0, the cars are Ford Fiesta R5, Skoda Fabia R5, Citroen C3 R5... etc. (not "Ford Fiesta WRC R5" as you have types). DR2.0 is missing the Hyundai i20 R5, there is no Yaris R5 (yet). NB: The World Rallycross Championship is, unofficially, referred to as WRX. Cars are occasionally referred to as "WRX", but more commonly as "Supercars" which has been the name for the upper tier for several decades now.
  12. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    I'll have to try and find the thread (I think it was on Scoobynet), but there was a sales post about a "genuine" 22B years ago... ...the car had four doors. 🤦‍♂️
  13. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    Putting STI wings on a WRX doesn't really bother me @gfRally, though people putting STI badges on their WRX and trying to pass it off as an STI does annoy me! And yeah, the same trend does exist in the UK, though the US owner groups for the latest generation of WRX STI do seem particularly militant about it! The "modification" I recall drawing as much flak here was the re-badging of classic Imprezas back in the mid/late-90s. Until the P1 we never officially got STi models in the UK, so people would put pink Japanese badges on their UK Turbo models to try and pass them off as their better JDM equivalents, except no one was fooled... ...that said, I recall seeing posts from more than one person who joined a forum/owners club with their "STi", only to be told they had bought a standard crappy UK Turbo with some badges nailed to it!
  14. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    It isn't the first time there have been difficulties with the licensing on the rallycross side of things: remember that the EKS S1 was missing from previous titles due to an issue (and the DS3 appeared as "DS" rather than Citroen). As @JorritVD has already pointed out, there are additional complications with World RX as many of the entries are not manufacturer supported, whereas everyone is effectively "works" represented in F1.
  15. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    Solberg and McRae also both drove the Impreza S10 & S12b: Solberg in competition and McRae during TV coverage (S10) and at Goodwood FoS (S12b). Given that he always retained a connection with Prodrive, I think McRae may have driven other variants of the Impreza WRCar as well.
  16. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    The completist in me wanted to see CotA added to complete the 2018 season, but the rallycross track there was pretty ****, so not the end of the world we are missing that. Spa is more of a shame but, from what has been said here and elsewhere, it seems like an expensive track to license. As has already been said by others it is a huge shame that we have no Hyundai in game, either in the R5 or RX Supercar classes: licensing is to blame though!
  17. Not World news, but I see another driver (Mark Donnelly) has confirmed to run in the British Championship this year. Now LHMC are running things again, I hope this season sees a resurgence for the Championship.
  18. tbtstt

    DiRTy Gossip

    Even McRae cannot defeat the S11!
  19. Don't see them having much choice at the moment! As @JorritVD says there are rumours of a three round series. I would say that it might struggle to get interest with just SUBARU and Loenbro, but OMSE returning to the US could make things interesting.
  20. I have been told that it isn't possible for SUBARU to run in World RX without a regulation change, and that is unlikely to occur for the 2020 season, but never say never! Think it is more likely SUBARU will be involved with an expanded NRX program.
  21. Yeah. There were a few late reveals last year, but we had some confirmed teams by this point. Seems like a strong season for Euros, but Worlds seems less certain at this point.
  22. Oh yeah, I bet those Audis aren't cheap! It's a shame if Szabo was having to hold back as he had incredible pace of his maiden outing in the car at Loheac. Raymond in a Fabia or Ibiza is a good shout, both of those seemed pretty solid cars last year. Just saw your post about Marton as well: the Volland invasion of Super 1600 begins again!
  23. As we keep getting reoccurring posts on the naming of certain cars, I thought I would compile a thread with all the answers in one place. So, for any future discussions, people can be directed here. If you’re here because someone has linked you to this thread, then chances are you have posted one of the dreaded trigger words. Now what did you say? I said S1E2. Go to post 2. I said 22B. Go to post 3.
  24. It did have a few moments - when it wasn't broken - when it wasn't a million miles off the pace. Raymond actually set a top three time at Silverstone. I don't think the Clio is ever going to be at the same level as the Megane though. I hope Raymond finds a seat elsewhere, I think he'll be a serious contender in the right car. Would like to see him replace Szabo in the EKS S1: I was disappointed with his season last year.
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