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Old 02-01-2004, 22:36   #1 (permalink)
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Posted on another forum (ten tenths) is discussion that there is a HRT car over in the USA currently being run on a test rig. Neatly avoids any test bans in Australia, and must deliver a truck load of interesting data.

As far as I can tell it isn't against the rules, but surely creates a level of madness in the sport that should be looked at.

Do we really want a championship where to be competitive you need to be able to ship/fly a car overseas, or set up your own rig in Australia... I guess as the competition becomes closer, teams have to expolit what ever opportunity they can find, but how long can the sport in Australia afford this kind of expense ?

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Old 02-01-2004, 22:53   #2 (permalink)
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if its true, thats a pretty dodgey act. But good on them for thinking of it, I bet you wouldn't see Ford thinking of that.

Still though, what is stopping HRT or FPV from testing there engines in other shells around th eworld, not much Id bet.

But yeah I dont agree with it.
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Dont FPR already test the engines at Prodrive? in UK

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i wouldnt be surprised if they arnt (FPV) doing that already.
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Old 02-02-2004, 01:29   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds dodgy to me.
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:06   #6 (permalink)
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Typical slippery buggers.... They'll go to any lengths to worm their way around the rules.
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Prodrive have a rig over in England but they said they wouldn't be using it for FPR when they were asked last year.
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:31   #8 (permalink)
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FPR were testing a car last yr over at their HQ in Brittan I thought,I heard of this from somewhere,wasn't there a wind tunnel test done on these car's over there aswell,can anyone confirm.
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Certainly makes it harder for the smaller teams who already have enough trouble with a limited budget
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It's up to the powers that be to stamp it out, if that's what TEGA and the other teams want.

HRT aren't breaking the rules, they are just spending their money in the right places
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