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The GN vs Open pole
Recently there has been alot of discussion about changing the championship class to somthing else.
It is difficult to tell just how many people are for or agenst this so I put to
 

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Deregulate?

Isn't PGT and Group N very close?

I think Open Class should stay. Reminds me a lot of the Group B's in the good ol' days.

It appears that nobody has thought of Group A.

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Idea for one of the poll options

Could you make one of the options this:

"Put more restrictions on Open class to make the playing level more even"

Not that that is necessarily what I think should happen, but I think it is a logical alternative to the other options in this poll.

If the objective is to make the championship more attainable to a larger number of competitors, and make the chances for everyone more even (car-wise at least) this is in an option.

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RE: Idea for one of the poll options

>If the objective is to make the championship more attainable
>to a larger number of competitors, and make the chances for
>everyone more even (car-wise at least) this is in an option.


Just out of curiosity, am I the only one here who thinks that the Championship has been MORE wide open since the bigger money came in? During the last few years, we've had great variety... Subaru, Mitsu, AV Sport (and, even looking at the first year the factory Subaru won, Seamus was in the hunt the whole time).

Prior to that it was all Libra, and one freakish year where a Jamaican came up here to collect the trophy.

Granted, I haven't been following Rally for 30 years like some of the folks on here, but I'm not sure the championship has ever really been attainable for the masses.

Just my comments. Probably best ignored.
 

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Turbos in 4wd iz the debbil

I voted for "leave it". In a few years, folks will wise up and ban turbos in 4wd Open, cap displacement at 3 liters or so, and Open will be allowed to remain pretty much the way it is now, with a minimum of lawyering while tightening competition.

To recap the "turbos are the debbil" argument, I make the following points: [ul] [li] $ + unrestricted turbo = unlimited horsepower [/li] [li] restricted turbos = higher level of development than a lot of people like [/li] [li] more $ + restricted turbo = still an awful lot of horsepower
============================================== [/li] [li] bottom line is, problem not solved. [/ul]

Normal aspiration solves this, providing cars that are still torquey and in the 300-350 hp range, but don't have that extra (EXPENSIVE) turbo system, boost afterburner (aka "control" ), melting cats, etc., etc.

But hey, folks are still gaga over the turbo cars. I won't have an open car for another five years, anyway. What do I care? I can wait.

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