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    You are obviously clueless about how popular...

    You are obviously clueless about how popular rallying is in places like NZ and Argentina.
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    Nothing at all to do with the fact that a fair...

    Nothing at all to do with the fact that a fair chunk of M-sport's business involves selling and running r5 cars of course!

    (Not that I'm cynical or anything...)
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    I guess nobody cares!

    I guess nobody cares!
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    Mikkelsen showed in Germany that the Citroen is...

    Mikkelsen showed in Germany that the Citroen is competitive on tarmac, which we already knew. He also showed in Poland that it isn't so competitive on gravel, which we also already knew.

    Anyone...
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    It was still clearly the fastest, strongest and...

    It was still clearly the fastest, strongest and most reliable car last year, just the advantage was smaller than the miles ahead it was in 2013-2015.
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    Its only a no brainer if you don't bother using...

    Its only a no brainer if you don't bother using your brain - its overly simplistic short term thinking, ignoring the longer term consequences of cutting costs but reducing value and appeal. Cutting...
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    You quoted my earlier post about those factors as...

    You quoted my earlier post about those factors as being "justification for staging all rounds of the championship in and around the areas where the teams are based."

    You also said "If spectators...
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    Your quoted post lists 4 rallies with technical...

    Your quoted post lists 4 rallies with technical problems for Paddon, not 3. Just to be pedantic. ;)

    I guess the power steering failure in Argentina probably didn't change his 6th place though,...
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    But you haven't made any logical connection to...

    But you haven't made any logical connection to support your claim that focussing less on physical spectators and more on remote spectators would/should result in a smaller championship condensed to...
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    If spectators on the ground aren't the main...

    If spectators on the ground aren't the main target market, there is no need to limit the championship to highly populated regions - you can use a wider variety of more interesting less populated...
  11. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    Decent result for Holder in that borrowed GC8...

    Decent result for Holder in that borrowed GC8 Impreza too.
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    But does that even matter when most viewers are...

    But does that even matter when most viewers are following it on tv or online? If it was funded by the number of spectators on the ground rallying would be long dead.

    In fact the spectators on the...
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    Thread display order

    For some reason the Americas, Asia Pacific etc rally forum always changes itself to alphabetical order of threads instead of recent posts order like the other ones, every time I go there I have to...
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    Ever see the movie 'Black Sheep'? Quite hilarious...

    Ever see the movie 'Black Sheep'? Quite hilarious (in a very NZ way)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0779982/
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    IIRC they said it was largely down to scheduling...

    IIRC they said it was largely down to scheduling issues - that was more or less the only time Ogier could/would travel to test it, and they already had that test planned well in advance.
  16. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    They seem to be competing pretty well so far this...

    They seem to be competing pretty well so far this year?
  17. Thread: 2018 Teams

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    How would the cost of runbing another car for the...

    How would the cost of runbing another car for the whole season compare with the cost of travelling to another event like they keep complaining about?
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    Most of the gravel rallies Paddon has had good...

    Most of the gravel rallies Paddon has had good speed and been let down by the car though - for sure he's had a bad season but you can't blame it all on him, pretty sure he's been let down by the car...
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    Drunk already?

    Drunk already?
  20. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    A few of my photos from Catlins here:...

    A few of my photos from Catlins here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6usSP1

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4356/36433280222_f2646b4eda_o.jpgDSC_6859 by Ben, on Flickr
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  21. Thread: 2017 aprc

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    Problem with the idea of shared media coverage...

    Problem with the idea of shared media coverage for increased viewers is that (with TV coverage especially) it often seems that the different championships have their own independent media licencing...
  22. Thread: 2017 nzrc

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    Nice sunny day out at Catlins rally today, no...

    Nice sunny day out at Catlins rally today, no snow this year!

    Classy drive from Andrew Graves to take the win (4th time?) by about a minute over Jeff Judd.
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    "A suspension issue" caused by hitting a tree?...

    "A suspension issue" caused by hitting a tree? :rolleyes:
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    Seems much easier for drivers from Europe than...

    Seems much easier for drivers from Europe than for drivers from anywhere else in the world to get the opportunities, so it wouldn't hurt to try and improve that if possible.

    Suggesting R2 cars for...
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    There was very little damage to the car, they...

    There was very little damage to the car, they said if it wasn't for the spectator death they would have tipped the car back on its wheels and carried on.
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