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    Neither Elfyn or Kris have much hope raising...

    Neither Elfyn or Kris have much hope raising sponsorship if they lost their drives. It always slightly amused me when people suggested Kris should pay for a WRC drive when he was in the wilderness -...
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    http://www.evo.co.uk/rallying/21218/the-future-of-...

    http://www.evo.co.uk/rallying/21218/the-future-of-rallying-our-plan-to-bring-back-the-glory-days?_mout=1&utm_campaign=evo_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
  3. Thread: 2018 brc

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    Can't comment, as I haven't watched the...

    Can't comment, as I haven't watched the highlights yet. However, having them at 06:40 isn't likely to get great figures, most interested people will watch on 'catch up'.
    Also, in this day and age,...
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    I've said it before, but in 2018 it should be...

    I've said it before, but in 2018 it should be streamed live on the website. Highlights just aren't good enough anymore. Especially as rallycross is a 'made for TV sport'.
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    Huge mistake to get rid.....and if they think...

    Huge mistake to get rid.....and if they think they can get people to sign up to WRC All Live, then they're deluded. WRC is a pretty small 'global sport'. I think this decision may come back to bite...
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    It's not just the WRC; both British GT and BTCC...

    It's not just the WRC; both British GT and BTCC have rounds this weekend.....and with the best will in the world, even they're much bigger than the BRC, and are more media savvy than the BRC.
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    Talking of coverage; did anybody see the Otago...

    Talking of coverage; did anybody see the Otago Rally in NZ weekend before last? Live coverage on Facebook - That is what I'd like to see somebody do in the BRC.
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    No live radio coverage or streaming..?? It's only...

    No live radio coverage or streaming..?? It's only 2018....
  9. Well done to all; organisers,crews, safety...

    Well done to all; organisers,crews, safety crews, marshals, speccies et al and also to Tendring Council/Chelmsford MC for having the foresight to put this event on.

    This is hopefully the first...
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    It's basically the MSA/ IMS 'putting all their...

    It's basically the MSA/ IMS 'putting all their eggs in the Welsh Assembly basket' - everybody says it great, but is it? That nobody else seems interested is a pretty damning indictment on the sport....
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    Go on the forums of Autosport, Pistonheads,...

    Go on the forums of Autosport, Pistonheads, TenTenths, Crash, etc it's even worse. BRC/ ERC get virtually no comments, and even the WRC only gets a handful of comments per WRC event.

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  12. I wish everybody all the luck in the world - and...

    I wish everybody all the luck in the world - and hope it's a big success. It really is a way pointer for the future of the sport in the UK. Following it on Twitter seems to be the best way to go.
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    A big market, yet I can't recall the last time I...

    A big market, yet I can't recall the last time I saw any of them use their WRC efforts in any advertisement.

    In my opinion RallyGB needs the WRC far more than the WRC needs the event.
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    Playing Devil's advocate, here's a slightly...

    Playing Devil's advocate, here's a slightly controversial view; would the WRC be worse if there was no RallyGB? What does it offer the sport nowadays?

    The sport of rallying is at a low ebb in the...
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    I remember watching at the prom a few years ago,...

    I remember watching at the prom a few years ago, and there was a decent number watching, anyway, an old bloke was asking people whether somebody had fallen in the sea......Couldn't get his head...
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    I remember that well - the whole town embraced...

    I remember that well - the whole town embraced the event - that is what a National Championship should be like. Oh, and by the way that was 1999......we're now in 2018......
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    I can see why the FiA have vetoed the Power stage...

    I can see why the FiA have vetoed the Power stage suggestion;it’s slightly odd to have a Tarmac Power stage on what is a ’Gravel’ event.
    However, I can understand the organisers thinking/...
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    Today may want endurance, but the teams, and the...

    Today may want endurance, but the teams, and the Promoter most certainly do not want endurance - as they think it's a 'hard sell'.

    Funnily enough, other motorsport series seem to embrace the...
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    I don't blame anyone for going abroad for their...

    I don't blame anyone for going abroad for their sport; they seem to get better value for money.

    Going slightly off topic, but UK Off road motorsport is the poor relation, when compared to circuit...
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    I haven't seen that story, but I can guess that...

    I haven't seen that story, but I can guess that maybe the importers in those countries are quite friendly to the sport, in regards to one make series.
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    Sad about Rally radio - I think it's a mistake....

    Sad about Rally radio - I think it's a mistake. Radio and Pictures/ TV are different.....
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    Maybe they're getting confused with the BTCC,...

    Maybe they're getting confused with the BTCC, which is also celebrating 60 years.......
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    Blimey, reading that you'd think the BRC was in...

    Blimey, reading that you'd think the BRC was in rude health.......it couldn't be further from the truth. Watching both BSB and British GT over the weekend, one couldn't help feeling a tad jealous;...
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    Changing the rules mid season is a 'no-no' unless...

    Changing the rules mid season is a 'no-no' unless for safety reasons...... but it's not the first or last time from the FiA.
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    The same National Court who handed out a 6 month...

    The same National Court who handed out a 6 month ban to Jock Armstrong for 'mooning'. Simply not fit for purpose, and completely out of touch.
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