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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    As usual these days, money is what it's all about... sport comes second...

    "There is a real interest in going to a city like Mexico. There are 24 million people. We are really meeting potential customers that we do not touch in the Leon region. This is a request from the manufacturers to go to the public", confirms Matton.
    It's about the money but also about the sport! Come on, do we want WRC and rally sport limited to Europe or do we believe that the series and the sport are fine enough to be developed in other parts of the globe?

    Itís not easy to make the sport popular in places were most of the people doesnít have a clue of whatís rally. Thatís the point of these SSSís: make the rally visible to the general population (9M in Mexico City, 21M on MC Metropolitan area) that otherwise would have none or very little contact with the event.

    Ok, apparently there were a lot of flaws on this first attempt, but if we want to see more fans and drivers involved in Mexico Rally or in any other distant country that receives WRC, we should be a bit more supportive and tolerant.

    One final thought: ideally this kind of SSS should be run a couple of days prior to the event (at least before shakedown), without making part of the rally itinerary. That way the mess that weíre having today would be avoid. It was done like that a couple of years ago in Portugal Rally: the event was still run on the south but on the Sunday before the start a rally stage/show was run on the streets of the northern city of Porto. It was great and everybody enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    It was great and everybody enjoyed it.
    Except drivers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregor-y View Post
    Make the crews drive those buzz-bombs from Leon to Mexico City and back. Overnight. Presto, classic rally!
    I didn't mean exactly that. There should be proper itinerary in this case.
    "With that car, your brain can actually never keep up"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    It’s not easy to make the sport popular in places were most of the people doesn’t have a clue of what’s rally. That’s the point of these SSS’s: make the rally visible to the general population (9M in Mexico City, 21M on MC Metropolitan area) that otherwise would have none or very little contact with the event.
    But do you think THIS type of SSS will bring news spectators? Especially with this schedule of 24 cars during more than 3 hours? With totally boring stage? For me, ideal stage for SSS which should raise interest for rallysport should be stage like it was in Guanajuato - short stage with tunnels and some interesting corners. I dont like donuts or going between barriers and chicanes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    Except drivers
    Including them. Porto spectators rewarded their effort with unforgettable enthusiasm!
    Rally addict since 1982

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    What is the weather forecast for those two normal stages today? Some rain possible I heard, which change the situation with road positions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Including them. Porto spectators rewarded their effort with unforgettable enthusiasm!
    If the stage is not mandatory, why not. But if the stage should be mandatory, especially also for smaller teams, it is different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.O.T View Post
    I think its time to move the event from mexico to the USA, enough with the charity to 3rd world countries like mexico and Argentina.
    Make Rally America great again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold Triyudho Wardono View Post
    Make Rally America great again..

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    LoL

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    The question is, will we see another stage cancellation in Argentina..?

    If that happen, I'll be seriously pissed..

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