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Just now, JorritVD said:

Nice, in guess friday with the roadbook?

There are no more Roadbooks this year, hence the Roadbook of the Year.

We’ll have a YouTube Premiere since we’ve strung 3 races and replays together into a single show, like with Finland.

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Have Skoda pulled the plug on the R5 program? I didn't know that. 

I wondered if any manufacturers might express any interest in Projekt E, or if it is still more a privateer thing. 

On 12/10/2019 at 6:56 PM, JamesMcAdam said:

They have a Title to defend against Bakkerud, and I am pretty that they want a proper championship win without the last race scandal 🤔🦁

I am still refusing to acknowledge that they won this year! :classic_laugh:

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14 minutes ago, JorritVD said:

GCK (G-Fors) busy for 2020. I wonder if they might prepare a (new) Clio for Projekt E. 
Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: auto en buiten

 

I'd say a new chassis is almost guaranteed due to the unique demands of electric powertrains.

If anything like road cars, I imagine the floor will be full of batteries.

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A random curiosity: What kinds of road cars would be eligible/suitable to be used as the base for a World RX Supercar?

I’ve done something looking around and it seems to be modern Group A or Group N spec with some bespoke rulings in the technical regulations.

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17 minutes ago, PJTierney said:

A random curiosity: What kinds of road cars would be eligible/suitable to be used as the base for a World RX Supercar?

I’ve done something looking around and it seems to be modern Group A or Group N spec with some bespoke rulings in the technical regulations.

That is where the regualtions & homologations come into place. For Rallycross there are FIA homolgated cars and for RX a special list of cars that are not homologated for the FIA, but are allowed for RX. 

---------TECH REGS------------

https://www.fia.com/regulation/category/120

So according to the tech regulations:
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So which cars can be a Supercar
1) Homologated Group A and Group N cars.
2) Cars who are on the list "List of cars not homologated with the FIA, bit allowed for RX"
3) Next to that you can "homologate" a car through the national ACN. It needs to fit certain dimensions. If than approved, it will get on the list pointed in 2. This f.e. happened for the EKS Audi or Munnich SEAT, etc.

ALLOWED CARS CONCLUSION: Basically every logical series produced road car can become a Supercar. One note, after the homologation is finished, or when the productions stops, the cars are still allowed for a certain X amount of year. For FIA homolgated cars that is I believe 4 years, and for the non FIA homologated cars that is 7 years.

---------HOMOLOGATED CARS--------

So that the homolgations list can be also found on the website of the FIA:
https://www.fia.com/regulation/category/760

Current FIA homologated cars (most of the time goes through a manufacturer or tuner/builder(Callaway f.e. for the GT3 Corvette))
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An interesting thing is that the FIA has homologated the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ with a Group A. So basically that can become a Supercar as well 🙂

There is also the list of NON FIA HOMOLOGATED cars:
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What kind of cars are on this list:
- Alfa Romeo Mito (Super 1600 - Tedak Racing)
- Audi A1 / S1 (Larsson / EKS / Volland in S1600)
- Audi S3 and SEAT Ibiza (Munnich Motorsport All-Inkl.com)
- Ford Focus RS (Hoonigan Racing)
- MINI Cooper S (XITE Racing)
- Renault Megane (GCK / Prodrive)
- VW Beetle (Volkswagen Motorsport / Eklund Motorsport)
- etc...

Basically because XITE has gotten the MINI on the list, someone else could build a Super 1600 or Supercar MINI Coopers S as well. 🙂 For Supercars you could use a custom engine, but I believe for Super 1600, a part of the engine block needs to be part of the BMW/MINI group family. Thinking about that, the MINI could be a perfect S1600 bomb. It is already a great chassis standard wise. 

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