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  1. I tweeted him about that: his Q2 turbo and Q3 engine impressions were spot on!
  2. Not World RX, but a good bit of British Rallycross news: https://www.rallycrossbrx.com/news/5-nations-brx-confirms-two-round-november-event-and-december-grand-prix-style-finale Given the postponement/cancellation of rounds due to CV19, Lydden will host a double-header event in November and the season finale in December.
  3. 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.
  4. Oh really? Thats interesting, so the Projekt-E cars have something in reserve then?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. It is a weird noise in real life. First time I heard one on stage I thought it was broken!
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. That's a bold statement! Sounds promising though, hopefully I won't have to wait half the night for the download!
  11. 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.
  12. Can't wait to give the Fiesta a go! Fingers crossed it also comes with a plain livery (or two) as well.
  13. Yeah, I am not convinced about that justification either...
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Splendid, can't wait to get my hands on the new Fiesta!
  20. Yeah, I agree. The reliability upgrades make sense, but I think the mileage dependent performance upgrades are daft.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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