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  1. function9

    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    And Citroen with a new rear wing and wings over the front wheels.
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    Just heard that Evans is a go at M-Sport for a full drive with co-driver Scott Martin.
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    I'm disappointed as well. I was under the impression that since Ogier stayed at M-Sport for '18 that Ford must have stepped up their support, because I believe that was his requirement for staying there after the '17 season. But reading that article it doesn't sound like they did much at least financially. I also found it hilarious that when Ogier won the titles, Ford Performance was quick as heck to post it all over social media. Almost trying to take credit for it as if it was their blood, sweat, and tears that won those championships.
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    I thought I remembered previously reading Paddon had signed for a full drive and it wasn't Hyundai? And I would've thought Mikkelsen had a full season too, but maybe not. I didn't think Hyundai before because that would mean Sordo and Loeb trading the 3rd car, but there's some rallies that they would both want to do. Looks like at least Suninen is still at M-Sport. Saw some footage of him testing. The Fiesta has some new aero at the back wheel arches. Looks like a mix of the old and the newer ones that Ogier sported a couple times.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AVfczw9bcU
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    Wow, no Loeb in 2019, at least in a C3. Perhaps seeing him in a Fiesta for a few rounds next year isn't as far fetched as I once thought. It's the only team I could see willing to give up a seat for 3-4 rounds. https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/140455/loeb-wont-get-citroen-wrc-outings-in-2019
  6. function9

    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    I understand whatever sponsorship money a driver can bring with him is crucial for M-Sport. But, I don't know. I feel like if Wilson can do it, I would give Evans one more season/shot. He's already invested how many years in him? Paddon, Evans, and Suninen I think would be pretty solid considering. I like Breen and he can be quick, but he still get flustered rather easy sometimes, albeit less than his IRC days. Especially if the Fiesta is going to be lagging behind on raw pace, I can see him getting into trouble trying to constantly over drive it.
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    Yeah, but how would you police something like that? If it became a rule, you'd just have teammates stall or spin at hairpins, or have some kind of "intermittent" mechanical problem, etc, etc.
  8. function9

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Yes it is now. And it’s got new audio too :D
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Really? We are talking about landings here and not just in general? In that case it shouldn't be hard finding instances of people blowing tires on landings, do you have any links? I can't recall ever watching coverage and seeing someone have a blow-out from landing. Other than the tweet BrySkye found a while back (here) about Gronholm getting one from landing (in 2014) I don't know of any instances of this happening. So yes, it can happen. With the frequency and ease it happens in game? No.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    But.. but... :(  edit: So some people don't know how to adjust/finetune their suspension and dampers than complain about tyres being to sensitive. Now Codemasters upped the strenght of the tyres. I thought we were striving for realism, not simcade/arcadeism because people can't handle their suspension and dampers. I am so sad right now. Cause it's all Blizzard-Activision all over again; dumb stuff down till you have Diablo 3. From now on anytime you talk about how everything's fine, no one knows how to setup suspension, no one knows how to drive properly, etc, etc, and it's realistic how it is now (tires blowing left and right from landings are so totally realistic), I'm going to post this: http://steamcommunity.com/app/310560/discussions/0/451851477885256251/#c451851477890898791
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    From about the late 90's to 2009 there seemed to always be some great battles as far as the driver's championship was concerned. Like the 2006 season: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_World_Rally_Championship#Drivers.27_championship Not sure what's more impressive, the fact that Loeb took 8 rallies that year while being out the last 4 rallies (broken shoulder) and won the championship, or that Gronholm had 7 wins and only 1 retire that season and still lost by 1 point. Or 2009: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_World_Rally_Championship#Drivers.27_championship Hirvonen has 1 retire and finishes no lower than 3rd in the rest. Loses the championship by 1 point. I still say Citroen paid Latvala off in Poland. :p As far as this season goes, both Meeke and Latvala have some seriously bad luck. I honestly believe some kind of witchcraft/voodoo is involved. Sweden for example, Ogier has 2 offs, 1 where he hydroplanes on an unexpectedly flooded part of the stage and runs into a bunch of small trees/bushes, comes out unharmed. Mikkelsen also with 2 offs I believe, one of which he smacked a tree stump with the right, rear side of the car quite hard, clips a tree with the front and comes away unscathed besides a torn up front bumper. Meanwhile Meeke and Latvala do nothing out of the ordinary and sustain rally ending damages.
  12. function9

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Why would a whole new model need to be done just to change a part or two?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Maybe they should get Loeb into the office to test it out and give his feedback. :D
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    The 208PP? Oh lawd, sub 7min times for Pikes Peak here we come. :|
  15. function9

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    For me Finland, next to Germany, are the biggest let downs in the game as far as stages go. Was really looking forward to Finland and after running it quite a bit after it was released, it's meh. There's no flow to the stages. The differences between the real stage and in game combined with v2 physics makes it a jumpfest. If you like it cool, for me it was disappointing. Germany was another location I was excited for. Different surface types with different levels of grip, some of it being quite dirty and busted up. In the game, however, other than the cobble stone intersections, there's no difference in grip between surfaces. It's not bumpy or busted up, no slippery corners or bends with dirt strewn over the road. SLRE is a bad example, the quality of just about every aspect of that game is suspect. So the caliber of stages fits in well with the rest of the game. But, to say there's no middle ground between the SLRE stages and what's in DR is a bit crazy. It's like the people that think the current damage system is good because there's no way to implement proper soft body physics like in BeamNG. Either an all or nothing view, and I don't think that's right. If they were doing exact recreations of the stages, that might be one thing, but they're not. We can see that with Finland. So no, for me, I don't care if they don't get every single, tiny change in road camber correct or even included if it means more unique km. And again, I'd find it hard to believe the only way to achieve that is going to a SLRE level of detail (with the current team/budget).
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