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  1. Perhaps personal opinion is biasing my opinion on the 2018 Supercar performance issues. I think the skew in the Group B (rallycross) class is unarguable though.
  2. The search on the new forum is a bit rubbish, I usually search through Google if I am trying to find something on the forum. Off the top of my head: - 2018 PSRXVW Polo engine configuration is visibly wrong, Polo performance isn't right (in my personal opinion) and isn't the correct audio. - 2018 Supercar class balance is way off (Megane is way better than it should be in my personal opinion). 2019 class is much better balanced, so at least they got that right. - Group B rallycross class is all over the place. Car performance is well off (especially the RS200) and class balance
  3. So first round of 2021 in the history books, what did we all think? (Assuming anyone else here watched it! 😄) For the most part I thought the coverage was pretty decent. Solid camera work and presentation (aside from the absence of tyre allocation graphics, hope they bring that back), weakest points had to be the feed dropping out for the first World semi and some inconsistencies from the commentary team(s). I hope that becomes less of an issue as the new (to rallycross) commentators learn the sport and drivers. I didn't get to watch all of the Friday races, but didn't see Neil Cole in a
  4. DR2.0 certainly isn't without flaw, but I personally think it is the best - and most complete - game in the Dirt series. Biggest single issue is probably the AI (or rather the AI times). Much of my time with the game is chasing my own times or racing friends, so it hasn't affected my enjoyment of the game that much though. For me DR2.0 is easily the best representation of modern rallycross in a game. Some of the car specifics are off, but the vast majority of details are spot on (think that the 2019 class has less errors and a better balance than the 2018 cars). I fully agree w
  5. Yeah. Wonder if this will mean that the R5 will be Puma based as well?
  6. First of the hybrid cars revealed this morning... ...now that it has been confirmed that the next car will be a Puma I hope even more that CM will be including the last of the pure petrol cars in their WRC game: I want to play using the Fiesta!
  7. First of the next generation cars breaks cover... ...little disappointed it isn't a Fiesta (as that is my favourite of the current cars), but the Puma looks better than I expected. Oddly it reminds me of the Mk.2 Focus WRC.
  8. I think there will be free highlights broadcast elsewhere. Like WRC I am happy to pay if the cost is justified by decent extra content. So that doesn't mean **** like Aftertrack... New commentary team announced. Given the silence from the Championship on the subject, I was expecting a complete set of fresh faces, so I am pleased to see the return of a couple of names; Hal is obviously very knowledgeable and I thought Molly was decent during the RallyX Nordic coverage. Martin Haven is the only one of the new names I know (and I think he is good), so I shall reserve judgment on th
  9. I have long thought that Autosport was highly underrated. Certainly not flawless, but a very solid entry in the Grid series.
  10. Ha. We have a few here, but not quite that common! Of all the Group B cars the Delta S4 is definitely one of the rarest, so very cool to get the chance to see one. Most technically impressive car of the Group B era in my personal opinion.
  11. Unknown at the moment. Think the new promoter still has a lot of work to do: at least they know they have some cars on the grid now though! In previous years I would have said that entry number was an absolute disaster but, in the current climate, it isn't that bad. Seven permanent entries certainly isn't ideal, but I think five of those are strong Championship contenders, so it could be an interesting season.
  12. Entry for Barcelona up: https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10777/catalunya-entry-features-17-strong-grids 17 Supercars which isn't terrible. Think there is going to be a big gap between the top eight and the rest of the field though. 17 RX3 (Super 1600) isn't bad either.
  13. It was originally a book ("All You Need Is Kill"), then a manga, then a film. Main character was Japanese in the book/manga, rough outline of the plot was similar, but the ending was very different (and would have been a bit downbeat for a film). Title was changed for cinema, then changed again for DVD release. Clumsy marketing, but a decent film.
  14. Three Munnich Ibiza entered at Barcelona... https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10773/three-all-inkl-com-münnich-motorsport-seats ...and Juha Rytkonen will drive at Barcelona, with more rounds (and possibly even a full World RX campaign) to come: https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10772/flying-finn-rytkönen-back-for Don't think they are going to be beating any records with the entry this year, but hopefully they can get over a dozen permanent entries for the season.
  15. I wanted to hate it as they changed so much from the original book... but I ended up really enjoying it.
  16. Completely agree with both this and your previous post on the subject. There is no way I am lining a scalpers pocket with money, especially when there currently aren't any games that make me want to play a new console. I think I'll be working through the backlog of games I have for sometime, by which point the next gen machines will (hopefully!) be more readily available.
  17. Wouldn't rule a one off outing out, but I think he has too much other stuff on his plate for WRX this year. The late departure of Baumanis started the ball rolling last year and, as you say, they carried on that momentum when Ekstrom started winning: good thing really as I think Kristoffersson would have walked it otherwise. I'd say the return of the RX Cartel looks unlikely for 2021.
  18. The official confirmation of this has massively ramped up my enthusiasm for the 2021 WRX season. Chance to silence all the "it was only the car..." criticism of Johan and another chance to see the EKS/JC S1 in action: double win!
  19. JC Raceteknik promising to reveal the driver... https://fb.watch/6hmgl6iBVE/ ...at 11am this morning. Sensible money is on a rather successful Swedish driver...
  20. Sure there is a rule that you are better off taking pictures with the sun behind you, but I like shooting towards the sun as it backlights the subject and can make for some cool lighting effects.
  21. 100% agree. Group B seems to be increasingly romanticised and worshipped (especially on social media) by so-called fans who have little knowledge of that era beyond a handful of compilation videos they have seen. No doubt the Group B cars, especially the latter 4WD cars, were absolutely animals but, as said, they were often unwieldy and painfully unreliable at times. Subsequent eras have, in my opinion, produced equally or more spectacular action and, more critically, much more competitive Championships.
  22. Timmy Hansen (unsurprisingly) confirmed in a second Hansen car today. Slowly starting to see the numbers rise for WRX this year, lets hope there is enough to give us a decent season. Another trip to Lydden at the end of last month, this time for the first two rounds of the 5 Nations British Championship. Not the biggest entry in Supercar, but a very tight field at a couple of great finals, plus some really good racing in a lot of the other classes. Few snaps... ...with more pictures here if you are bored!
  23. I have my fingers crossed that both the final non-hybrid and hybrid WRCars make it into the CM WRC game.
  24. Kevin Abbring confirmed a full season today in a FORS run GCK Megane. Lets hope he likes sitting on the back of recovery trucks...
  25. Can't believe Dirt 3 was 10 years ago either! Was fortunate enough to have my first play of it at the game launch at Battersea. Unfortunately I had to do it sitting beside Neil Cole, so I was heavily distracted by the urge to throw the controller at him.
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