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Re: FIA Quattro Ban

>This started with the engine, where Audi is being forced to run a three-year-
>old design because no one else has a five-valve-per-cylinder engine.  Now,
>because no one else has a competitive AWD system, Audi is being forced to FWD.
While I lament the FIA decision, I have to disagree with your reasoning
there Phil. Just about all the Japanese manufacturers have competitive AWD
systems available, just look at the WRC. I think its more likely that the
FIA is responding to pressure from TOCA, who in turn is probably responding
to the other major teams and the teams that TOCA would like to see, ie The
US manufacturers who havent a chance with their current models.


John Firkins