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    Night Time Stages

    Just wondering, they do have night time stages in Monte-Carlo, how come we don't get more night time stages? Imagine if we would have it in Sweden or Corsica or say even Finland? (not to mention Wales), wouldn't that be great?
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    I think that there are three main reasons

    - sponsors are not visible at night
    - safety concerns (crowds are very very difficult to control at night)
    - disturbing noise for local inhabitants who aren't interested in rallying (little children for example)
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    I think there are night time stages in Sweden and Wales.

    Just checked, last year there was no night stages at Wales rally, but in 2015 they had 2 taking place in the dark.
    Last edited by Allar; 10th March 2017 at 14:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allar View Post
    I think there are night time stages in Sweden and Wales.
    Wales, I know they had them back in 2013, but in Sweden I don't think they have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    but in Sweden I don't think they have them.
    This year there was one, SS8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allar View Post
    This year there was one, SS8
    Not enough inmho.

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    + 2x Karlstad, although not quite the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    + 2x Karlstad, although not quite the same.
    Yes, I mean 2 proper night stages like Monte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    I think that there are three main reasons

    - sponsors are not visible at night
    - safety concerns (crowds are very very difficult to control at night)
    - disturbing noise for local inhabitants who aren't interested in rallying (little children for example)
    Not in Sweden I'd say since there are very few children that might get disturbed in the middle of the forest by night.
    I think there used to be night stages in the Swedish rally many years ago (like during the '90s).

    I think there aren't any because it would ruin the generic 08-16 time schedule that all rallies have to use. 4 stages before the lunch break and 4 after the lunch break.
    And it would also ruin the über overrated super special stages.

    Personally I think that there should be at least one dark stage in the Swedish rally. Just add a 5th stage to the Friday and Saturday's
    schedule (=2x5 stages) and it would be a stage completely run in dark conditions each evening.
    ...Funny how ev'rything was roses when we held on to the guns...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allar View Post
    I think there are night time stages in Sweden and Wales.

    Just checked, last year there was no night stages at Wales rally, but in 2015 they had 2 taking place in the dark.
    Dyfnant 2 ran in the dark in October 2016 - After sunset with twilight for first 10 cars but then fully dark by the time WRC2 arrived
    Kris Meeke on Fire -VW so terrified they quit!

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