Originally Posted by nnick
Interesting how easy people make comments when they don't know all the facts!!
Size limit is there for 1 year!!! IB, GP never complied (they only said we can't do that!) and EFRA overlooked for some reason this issue based on a small window on the rules. Now this window is closed
Orion managed to find a factory after searching for 1 year, that can build cells per their specifications BASED on EFRA rules and they released it.
For stock racing and other types of racing where runtime isn't an issue a smaller cell will be o.k. but for classes where runtime is an issue expect to have less capacity out of a smaller cell.
As the current manufacturers have been trying to make the cells more reliable while keeping the performance as high as possible they will now be forced to go backwards. This will result in a dropoff in capacity and since some types of racing are dependant on capacity they will most likely try to cram in more capacity at the expense of reliability.
I'm not sure who came up with the idea of forcing the cells to be smaller but it simply makes no sense. You can't allow cells for 3 years or so and then simply change the rules and have to redesign new cells.
What about racers who buy cells up until April 1st 2008 will they be able to use there cells past April 1st ?
I strongly reccomend that EFRA and the BRCA people contact the cell manufacturers directly as they can the information on how this will not be good directly from the people who know about cell structure.