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  1. 16 hours ago, F2CMaDMaXX said:

    Agree, Niclas was oddly slow looking this year, somewhat similarly, so were the Peugeots, they seemed to find something in the last round, but so odd they were missing the front-running pace from last year.

    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. 

    15 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    Do we have any laptime comparisons between both years? I can't tell if the Peugeots were slower or the Polo was that much faster that it masked any gains the Hansens made.

    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). 

    14 hours ago, F2CMaDMaXX said:

    As for to whom was racing against, it wasn't just the Polo they were comparatively uncompetitive against Vs last year IMO.

    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). 


  2. 17 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    Even with a year out most of the field couldn't keep up with him or the Polo, shows how good both are really.

    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. 

    48 minutes ago, James McAdam said:

    Yeah, we still had a intense year and hard fight between Ekstrom and Johan. Glad we were able to see that in 2020.

    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. 


  3. 4 minutes ago, James McAdam said:

    No snow in WRX 2020. I was expecting an epic final for the championship. But no. :classic_ninja:

    I didn't care about the conditions: I am just desperate to see more racing! :classic_laugh: 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. 

    1 minute ago, James McAdam said:

    That is funny. 😄

    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. 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Janneman60 said:

    Or do qualifying rounds for s1600 and ERX on friday, this is done last couple of years when running all classes in the same weekend.

    Yeah, that is what I was thinking after posting @Janneman60...

    4 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    If they do what they did for the other double-headers it's feasible, by running fewer Qualifiers.

    ...they have done it at other rounds, but are they going to be working with limited daylight hours that late in the year? 


  5. 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? 


  6. 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. 


  7. 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? 


  8. On 10/20/2020 at 8:40 AM, JorritVD said:

    If you talk about the final, according to the team on fb (https://www.facebook.com/JcRaceteknik) it was the following issue: 

    "due to a throttle stuck on the fourth lap he lost a lot of time finishing P4."

    Cheers, saw the post after I posted on here!

    19 hours ago, F2CMaDMaXX said:

    Yeah, i wanted them to step-advance the replay of the final, but we got it enough times to see that it was a really unfortunate racing incident 😞

    The Polo was clearly ahead of the Meganne when Johan stood on the brakes, Andreus only went up the inside because he was, i fear, too late on the brakes to make the apex from that inside line.  Everything thereafter was a really bad side effect of physics and tyre barriers, causing the Polo to inadvertently force the Meganne into the wall, no input needed from either driver for that to happen 😞

    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). 

    19 hours ago, F2CMaDMaXX said:

    Yeah, the Hansen's celebrations always seem a bit, nepotismistic? so much that even when they have a big deserved celebration that it still looks weird and unencompassing of anyone else on the circuit.

    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. 

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  9. 2 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    Coley and getting distracted by wastegates, name a more iconic duo.

    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. 

    1 hour ago, James McAdam said:

    I don't like Timmy , but what a drive in saturday's final.

    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! :classic_laugh:

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  10. 1 hour ago, Jake Cushing said:

    We should perhaps keep in mind that if RX was skived off to Dirt rather than DR, it would become Fortnite RX. If we want a decent RX at all and with DR's handling, it needs to be in the DR series.

    I know it isn't for everyone, but I love how rallycross is so well - and so realistically - represented in DR2.0. 

    I'd be gutted to see that watered down in future DR titles. 

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  11. 4 hours ago, UnderclassGDfan said:

    But why is it open at the back?
    All other cars I have seen have a closed roof scoop at the back.

    You talking about roof vents? The scoop is open at the back to allow air to flow through when the roof vent is closed. Otherwise the roof scoop would add a huge amount of drag. 

    Subaru roof vent scoops are definitely open at the back. 


  12. 3 hours ago, ianism said:

    I also think the planned transition from combustion engine vehicles to electric was going to be too fast. to go from nothing to replacing all RX2 and supercars with electric vehicles in 3 years is crazy

    I personally think the more recent transition plan for Supercars was MUCH better than the original one and is the approach they should have opted for in the first place; introduce electric as a standalone and then implement it in such a way that the upper tier of the Championship can be contested using either electric or petrol. 

    The original deadline for total transition was unrealistic and I think was catering to the whims of a couple of manufacturers in the hope that others would follow. 

    Of course with IMG departing now it remains to be seen how things will proceed with electric. With two of the bigger European teams (i.e. STARD and OMSE) so involved with electric development I would think they will be keen to carry on pushing it in some form. 


  13. I don't use them enough! I am often tight for gaming time during the week, so I frequently jump into dailies with no warm up and I would almost certainly set a better time with a bit of practice! 

    They are invaluable for adjusting driving style if you like changing classes a lot (which I do quite a bit).

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  14. 5 minutes ago, PJTierney said:

    If they're as fast as the WRX cars then I would find them rather interesting, especially if there's a transition season where we see ICE vs EV.

    Kristoffersson in a Polo vs Raymond in an electric Citroen? That'd be intriguing.

    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. 


  15. 36 minutes ago, PJTierney said:

    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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