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Re: News and Rumors Open Thread

Postby rv65 » 13 Dec 2014 02:30

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117111

2017 WRCar formula will just be an evolution of the current regs. Not sure what Toyota will do, as there might not be a Hybrid WRC, but Jarmo Mahonen wants 600 HP Silhouettes a la Group B. I believe an announcement on this will be made in March, as I believe there will be a WMSC.
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Re: News and Rumors Open Thread

Postby rv65 » 02 Jan 2015 05:46

http://rallynoticias.com/nivel2.php?lan ... ticia=8996

Basically, it says that the Tour de Course will become the French round of the WRC, and it should be announced at Monte Carlo. ERC will get Valais in lieu of Corsica which probably isn't a bad thing, but Corsica is a classic event. It also says that Alsace region is not paying for this event, which celebrated Sebastien Loeb. I could see this event being good for Loeb as it is his home rally, but I think once he left WRC, it is time for a new Rally de France or bring back Corsica. The article talks about the history of the event and that it has 10,000 turns. I believe ChrisB has a wonderful write up on this event, where the longest straight is the airport. I believe this was rumored a while back where Alsace region was not willing to finance the event, so there might have been a last minute switchover to Corsica.
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Re: News and Rumors Open Thread

Postby rv65 » 16 Apr 2015 07:17

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1097 ... n-in-japan

I know this is for a road car, but this is a very important bit of news as the Evo was a very important part of the Group A and Group N days of WRC. This is the final edition of the Lancer Evolution which is only being sold in Japan for now. Does not seem to be any real major changes, but only 1,000 are being built. An end of what was an important part of the WRC. Sad to see this car go, but Subaru seems to be committed in making WRX and WRX STi vehicles for a few more years at least. Then again Ford has the Focus RS with the 2.3T, so maybe there will still be those nice vehicles, just without rally heritage.
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Re: News and Rumors Open Thread

Postby rv65 » 27 Apr 2015 06:07

Rumor has it that Citroen is not happy with the WTCC and how Eurosport is promoting it. Citroen is considering to ditch the WTCC in order to refocus on WRC. Not sure what this means for Ogier, or any good driver. I am sure Citroen can find a good driver and sponsor and try to compete with VW.
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Re: News and Rumors Open Thread

Postby rv65 » 10 Jul 2015 03:35

http://www.maxrally.com/2015/07/09/back-to-the-future

FiA is working on the next generation WRCars, but no fancy monocoque chassis by using a complete silhouette, though some could argue the current WRcars are silhouettes. According to the article, engines will now make 370 BHP, by the use of a larger (35mm) restrictor. Center diffs are coming back, but it is mainly to make the cars easier to maintain, and cars will be 30 kg lighter and 100mm wider.
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