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Ok, instead of Hockenheim or Estering... Germany gets a new RX location. At least for @PJTierney and the DiRT team, they can use a track from the F1 games again as a base.

 

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I wander how similar it will be to the original track they used for the Internations Cup in the early 90’s. 

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In that post from Fia WRX, they reacted tomorrow the 2020 scheduele will be announced. Btw, before also have been 2 German tracks in the same year with Hockenheim and Estering. 

Also locationwise it is a bit odd to have both Spa and Nurburgring. They are pretty close together. Might Spa not return than?

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Ooh Nurb.

A bunch of my friends made their own fantasy Nurburgring RX track, it skips the final chicane by turning left and going over a massive grass jump 😄 

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1 hour ago, JorritVD said:

In that post from Fia WRX, they reacted tomorrow the 2020 scheduele will be announced. Btw, before also have been 2 German tracks in the same year with Hockenheim and Estering. 

Also locationwise it is a bit odd to have both Spa and Nurburgring. They are pretty close together. Might Spa not return than?

Pretty sure we'll still see Spa next year, if anything them being so close is a good thing!

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yeah, Spa was a very nice surprise

I guess we'll have to wait till we see the races at Nurburgring to determine whether it's a good track for spectating (either in person on not). these F1 tracks have been pretty hit or miss.

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Thoughts on which layout they may use?

 

Layout of the Nürburgring "GP-Strecke" circuit

 

I suspect they'll use the hairpin  and Michael-Schumacher S sections as there are many grandstands down that way, and potentially use the 2 short circuit's roads as Jokers.

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Well at least they have gone somewhere with some rallycross history this time. Going to be interesting to see the full calendar today, lot of rumours flying around about certain 2019 circuits getting the cut, I wonder which ones will make it?...

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If it is that historic RX lay-out, than it could be something well. But it also needs a proper joker and an other problem is that the paddock is quite far away, which is not really suitable for the fans to walk from one side to the other side of the track.

My guess it will also be a that S chicane what PJT mentioned, or the use of the Arena section at the end of the start finish straight, which will give a good view for the fans and there is a tunnel to the paddock. 

I will be interested how 2020 looks like and how that will be planned with Projekt E and ERX

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18 minutes ago, tbtstt said:

Well at least they have gone somewhere with some rallycross history this time. Going to be interesting to see the full calendar today, lot of rumours flying around about certain 2019 circuits getting the cut, I wonder which ones will make it?...

Yeah it's going to be interesting! Will definitely get to this event, revisit the old circuit too. Love this part of Germany. 🙂 

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3 minutes ago, JorritVD said:

the paddock is quite far away, which is not really suitable for the fans to walk from one side to the other side of the track.

Perhaps, but it wouldn't surprise me if they used the loop, plenty of space for a paddock, parking infrastructure + access roads. 

I'd bet they want to use those F1 facilities though, like you said. Turns 1-2 would be perfect for this.

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37 minutes ago, mats27 said:

Yeah it's going to be interesting! Will definitely get to this event, revisit the old circuit too. Love this part of Germany. 🙂 

I need to visit Nurburgring 24 Hours at least once in my life.

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Huh, no UK or North America events...

You'd assume Round 6 would be Canada right? Based on its position in recent years

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Round 9 is a European event because it has the green star for Euro RX next to it

Isn't Super1600 part of EuroRX as well which would made Round 6 an event in Europe too

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Looks like the rumours about Silverstone may be true. That's a very disappointing calendar; no Euros at Barcelona again, no UK round and a "full" calendar with two empty slots in it. 

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Just now, richie said:

Could round 6 be Latvia maybe?

I thought Latvia had gone bye bye

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1 minute ago, MattyH1812 said:

I thought Latvia had gone bye bye

Latvia's gone? Hm, must've missed the news then. 😕

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1 minute ago, richie said:

Could round 6 be Latvia maybe?

Possibly but, as @MattyH1812 said, I think Latvia is gone: there has been talking of funding issues throughout this year. 

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