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  1. 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? 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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? 

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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. 

  8. 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. 

  9. 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. 

  10. 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. 

  11. 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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  12. 1 hour ago, PJTierney said:

    Coley said a few times during the broadcast that the C3 was still on rally suspension and not set up properly for RX yet.

    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. 

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  13. 20 minutes ago, Janneman60 said:

    Hmm, I thought they are all the same spaceframe with the same electrical components with 'just' another body on it.

    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. 

  14. 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. 

  15. 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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