The WRC 2012 Thread

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EDLT

15,056 posts

142 months

Friday 7th December 2012
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Looks like a fan made mock up.

Why do the newer WRC cars sound better than the established teams?

This is the Mini:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zqit-z-zAg

The Ford:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQxyEOUcqAg

And the Citroen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtLqa5mg_fc

If this trend continues the Hyundai will sound like Thor gargling a hammer.

Allyc85

6,732 posts

122 months

Friday 7th December 2012
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I think for 1.6t 4 pots the current cars sound great and apart from the S12b Impreza, much better than the old 2.0 versions.

Allyc85

6,732 posts

122 months

Saturday 8th December 2012
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Allyc85

6,732 posts

122 months

Saturday 8th December 2012
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PSBuckshot

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5,537 posts

95 months

Saturday 8th December 2012
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Allyc85 said:
If the blue was where the white was and the white was where the blue was I'd like that a lot more.
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zeb

2,844 posts

154 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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hellsteeth...the humble polo's come a long way aint it?!

looking good i have to say

ArnageWRC

909 posts

95 months

zeb

2,844 posts

154 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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ArnageWRC said:
he has a point.....

interloper

2,669 posts

191 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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zeb said:
ArnageWRC said:
he has a point.....
And truly awesome trousers!

Here's a random thought, why does the WRC run from January to October/November? To differentiate itself from other World Championships wouldn't it be good if it ran through out winter with a big summer break (a bit like the football season does).

Motorsport always goes a bit quiet over the winter months, this would cure that and the poor conditions would suit rallying, sure the mechanics want sunny and dry but, what I want is more ice, snow, rain, fog, all the fun stuff!

Back on topic, the Polo does look pretty good, anyone know if it will be out on the Monte?

Olivera

3,132 posts

175 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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As an aside, has anyone else recently seen the video that appears to show Loeb and Sordo, both in WRC cars, racing in the UK on the public highway, including vs a Ferrari 430? Quite a watch and not something I ever expected to see! thumbup

IainW

1,631 posts

111 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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interloper said:
Here's a random thought, why does the WRC run from January to October/November? To differentiate itself from other World Championships wouldn't it be good if it ran through out winter with a big summer break (a bit like the football season does).
Now you mention that, I'm sure that was the plan a few years back, but it got scrapped. Something like September to May. I'm Googling to see if I can find out!

tux

2,729 posts

144 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpyClBeVMbk&fea... Ogier testing the VW.

I haven't been all that interested in the WRC since Subaru and Mitsubishi left but i really like the VW Polo, sounds great and looks good too.

ArnageWRC

909 posts

95 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7ZxEzRMPIo&fea...

VW Motorsport Boss Jost Capito explaining VW Motorsport.


As for the WRC season; it starts in mid January - and runs until mid November.... that's longer than the majority of Motorsport seasons. I don't think it needs messing round with. Anyway, from Nov - Jan includes the Christmas/New Year break, and the Monte/Sweden testing.

However, the new ERC starts 3rd January with the Jannerrallye....

CO2000

2,758 posts

145 months

Tuesday 11th December 2012
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Allyc85 said:
Very nice but he looked a lot quicker in the same test last year in the Fiesta (yes better road conditions for most of it but not all)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLQ08ZBjys0




PSBuckshot

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5,537 posts

95 months

Wednesday 12th December 2012
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CO2000 said:
Very nice but he looked a lot quicker in the same test last year in the Fiesta (yes better road conditions for most of it but not all)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLQ08ZBjys0
Can't compare at all. One is on ice the other is on dry tarmac.

CO2000

2,758 posts

145 months

Wednesday 12th December 2012
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PSBuckshot said:
CO2000 said:
Very nice but he looked a lot quicker in the same test last year in the Fiesta (yes better road conditions for most of it but not all)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLQ08ZBjys0
Can't compare at all. One is on ice the other is on dry tarmac.
Most but not all of it (them) or should I have gone to..........biggrin

Allyc85

6,732 posts

122 months

Friday 14th December 2012
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Thierry neuville to M-sport! Very brave move to say the least!

Emeye

7,853 posts

159 months

Saturday 15th December 2012
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Olivera said:
As an aside, has anyone else recently seen the video that appears to show Loeb and Sordo, both in WRC cars, racing in the UK on the public highway, including vs a Ferrari 430? Quite a watch and not something I ever expected to see! thumbup
No, but I would love to! Have you got a linky pretty please?

ArnageWRC

909 posts

95 months

Saturday 15th December 2012
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Allyc85 said:
Thierry neuville to M-sport! Very brave move to say the least!
Brave, mad, take your pick. I honestly can't understand this deal. Unless he is actually being paid by Al Attiyah/ Qatar as Nasser is a big fan of Thierry.
I'd have thought another year at Citroen alongside Loeb, Hirvonen & Sordo was a much better bet than M-Sport. How often do M-Sport get it wrong??

Deisel Weisel

1,355 posts

120 months

Saturday 15th December 2012
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PSBuckshot said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpyClBeVMbk&fea... and listen to the turbo chatter!
Amazing traction he was getting on roads that looked treacherous. Would like to see what tyres they were using. Even more amazing was seeing a VW with both taillights working!