Extreme-e electric off road championship

Extreme-e electric off road championship

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AnotherClarkey

3,492 posts

153 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Dramatic of them to have the first race on Tatooine.

Ardennes92

371 posts

44 months

Saturday 3rd April
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ChocolateFrog said:
Just switched on Eurosport as one of them was barrel rolling.

I guess we'll get used to it but it feels like watching the Dakar on mute.
I watched on red button and said exactly the same thing; might be better when they are 3 abreast

poosemon

97 posts

163 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Was a bit sceptical when i saw the first onboard footage as was a bit dull.

But actually watching the qualifying looked like this could be worth following. The 45* downward slope is pretty spectacular and when you see the wider shots its pretty unique in its setting. 2 big accidents in qualifying with the cars digging in when out of shape so certainly not easy to drive and pretty uncompromising.

If the top 3 cars are as close in the race as they are in quail going to be interesting as will probably be a battle of the bravest (1x WRX Champion, 2x WRC champions means bravery isn't going to be lacking amongst them!)

jonny142

1,122 posts

189 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Apart from the racing .. Just look at that scenery...What an Amazing world we live in... this series of racing does bring it home as intended

MG511

1,732 posts

205 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Stupid time penalties = off switch. The actual races may be more interesting but underwhelming so far.

glazbagun

11,618 posts

161 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Not loving it so far. The scenery is so massive and the cars so quiet it looks like watching RC cars. Sand makes the onboards look pretty slow, too. Maybe the races will be different.

sherman

8,240 posts

179 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Its on ITV at 12pm tomorrow (sunday)

sociopath

1,319 posts

30 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Time penalties are ridiculous and can significantly spoil the racing, but being able to buy one of those cars could definitely persuade me to buy an EV.

M5-911

520 posts

9 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Really like the concept. Some great names of motorsports involve. Beautifull background and cool cars!

ben5575

3,945 posts

185 months

Saturday 3rd April
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I thought that was great fun smile

I think the commentary was really strong, the graphics generally worked well, the cars looked great.

I've bought into Team Rosberg beating Hamilton/Loeb, JB doing his thing (generally failing but doing so nicely), remembering just how exciting Carlos Sainz snr is to watch driving and CGZ's commitment, exuberance and energy.

As above, the 75 second penalty was nonsense, it's the first ever event so driver changes need sorting out. We need splits on the driver 1/change/driver 2 but I think that isn't shown to hide certain performance gaps.

The only negative is that I have absolutely no idea what they were qualifying for. Do only the top three teams get to race tomorrow, or do all of them just in different groups of three? What benefit (other than championship points) does qualifying in pole add?

It also showed up everything that is wrong with the WRC coverage today; decent graphics/knowing where the car is on the track/stage, identical cars all looking different as opposed to different cars all looking identical, I know the drivers and which teams they race for and no commentary spoiling what is about to happen before it actually does.

sociopath

1,319 posts

30 months

Saturday 3rd April
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ben5575 said:
I thought that was great fun smile

I think the commentary was really strong, the graphics generally worked well, the cars looked great.

I've bought into Team Rosberg beating Hamilton/Loeb, JB doing his thing (generally failing but doing so nicely), remembering just how exciting Carlos Sainz snr is to watch driving and CGZ's commitment, exuberance and energy.

As above, the 75 second penalty was nonsense, it's the first ever event so driver changes need sorting out. We need splits on the driver 1/change/driver 2 but I think that isn't shown to hide certain performance gaps.

The only negative is that I have absolutely no idea what they were qualifying for. Do only the top three teams get to race tomorrow, or do all of them just in different groups of three? What benefit (other than championship points) does qualifying in pole add?

It also showed up everything that is wrong with the WRC coverage today; decent graphics/knowing where the car is on the track/stage, identical cars all looking different as opposed to different cars all looking identical, I know the drivers and which teams they race for and no commentary spoiling what is about to happen before it actually does.
I believe first 3 go thru to final race, next 3 race off and winner also goes I to final, last 3 have a race between themselves.

Drooles

356 posts

20 months

Saturday 3rd April
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I quite enjoyed that but I think changeover rules need a change and the penalties should be looked at. Also, a very long set of qualifying - I stayed interested today as it’s a new format but I’m not sure I’ll find a spare 3-4 hours every time!

rdjohn

4,836 posts

159 months

Saturday 3rd April
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In needing two cars for the race, i thought Formula E really showed up the generic weakness of EVs, whereas this series showcases the benefits of huge torque for a short format race.

I agree that there is a lot to be learned and it may take a couple of years, but the format - SS of a Dakar RAID, is impressive. Putting talented women alongside talented men is a clever way to promote more women taking part in motorsport. Sainz and Sanz look like an inspired choice.

The 3-abreast stuff tomorrow could be Xtremely entertaining.

Lynchie999

3,113 posts

117 months

Saturday 3rd April
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I quite enjoyed the Quali rounds today, yes, a few things need sorting like the penalties but that was mainly due to the pit limiters which they will no doubt get sorted at future events...

... what I thought they could do is have the other driver instead of sitting out be the co driver with the pace notes then they could switch at the pit stops... hehe

Kawasicki

9,007 posts

199 months

Saturday 3rd April
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I really like it that they will leave each area in a better state than they found it!

Maybe motorsport really can heal the world.

ch37

7,157 posts

185 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Enjoyed the coverage I've seen, graphics and commentary excellent. In one quali session they've already shown (across social media + the TV stuff) WRC how it's done, impressive set up.

Read through the format twice and still not sure what the hell is going on though, is there any need to make it that complicated?!

As the parent of a 6 year old and therefore well aware of Catie Munnings on CBeebies, it was damn exciting seeing her manage the puncture / loss of an entire wheel and bring it home in a good time.

F20CN16

8,290 posts

162 months

Sunday 4th April
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Just woke up again after falling asleep during the races this morning. It’s a drag race to T1 and that’s it.

Kraken

1,645 posts

164 months

Sunday 4th April
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[quote]JB doing his thing (generally failing but doing so nicely)
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At least he has the balls to do it rather than just putting his name to it. At the end of the day he's made no bones about the fact that he is not very good at off road racing currently and he wants to learn and improve as pushing the boundaries of what he is capable of is what gets him out of bed in the morning. Can't say I would say anything else he has done in life (karting, formula racing, triathlons, business, media etc etc) could be classed as generally failing though. Generally extremely successful I would say.

M5-911

520 posts

9 months

Sunday 4th April
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F20CN16 said:
Just woke up again after falling asleep during the races this morning. It’s a drag race to T1 and that’s it.
I really enjoyed the qualifications but it is true that the race is just a drag race to turn 1 then the 2 cars behind have to slow down to see where they are going. Still, good fun to watch!

Chrisgr31

12,121 posts

219 months

Sunday 4th April
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M5-911 said:
F20CN16 said:
Just woke up again after falling asleep during the races this morning. It’s a drag race to T1 and that’s it.
I really enjoyed the qualifications but it is true that the race is just a drag race to turn 1 then the 2 cars behind have to slow down to see where they are going. Still, good fun to watch!
and presumably wont be such an issue at the other venues. Its an interesting concept. Potentially the fact it is drag race to the first corner bodes well for future races as it does at least mean they have al had experience of racing, and driving the things with no collisions with each other! The more time Button gets in the car the better!