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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    Do you honestly believe that new manufacturers will join your European Championship because the main thing keeping other manufacturers out of the WRC now are the costs associated with the events held outside of Europe?
    I'm suggesting it's a possibility. have you asked them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grundo Farb View Post
    Trying to have a reasoned non-pedantic discussion with Sollitt is like trying to pick Mercury up off a stainless steel bench. .
    Only if you're incapable of rational discussion. The only suggestion I have made is to apply an age old well proven principle that if you cut costs you will increase participation. It's a no brainer - a proven formula.
    The response ... spurious, emotive nonsense and misquotations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sollitt View Post
    I'm suggesting it's a possibility. have you asked them?


    Have you ever seen any comment or even suggestion, anywhere, by any manufacturer currently in or out of the WRC, that the WRC becoming a European Championship would encourage them to join or remain in the Championship?

    Quote Originally Posted by sollitt View Post
    Only if you're incapable of rational discussion. The only suggestion I have made is to apply an age old well proven principle that if you cut costs you will increase participation. It's a no brainer - a proven formula.
    The response ... spurious, emotive nonsense and misquotations.
    Good point very badly made. You've been vague, evasive and yet continually contrary throughout this exchange. Your 'suggestion' was lost in your initial spurious argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sollitt View Post
    Only if you're incapable of rational discussion. The only suggestion I have made is to apply an age old well proven principle that if you cut costs you will increase participation. It's a no brainer - a proven formula.
    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 costs is a good thing in principle, but it depends very much on how its done.

    Did participation drop because of higher costs when the more expensive 2017 generation WRC cars were announced? No, because they saw the value that faster, more aggressive cars could bring by creating a more exciting spectacle for viewers.

    Making the whole championship use R2 class cars would reduce costs, but that doesn't mean it would increase the appeal and profile of the series or boost long-term participation.

    Quote Originally Posted by sollitt View Post
    The response ... spurious, emotive nonsense and misquotations.
    If you're going to accuse people of those things then its better to provide examples... otherwise it looks like you're just resorting to insults because you don't have anything useful to say.

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    Jean Todt this weekend is visiting Latvia to attend World Rallycross Championship leg in Latvia. According to Latvian ASN press release - "...this visit is great opportunity to raise a question about of the possibility to host the World Rally Championship in Latvia". Original source (in Latvian) - http://laf.lv/rallijkrosu-bikernieko...ari-zans-tots/

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    in estonian media there have been many speculations that Estonia and Latvia could make a round together. but just speculations so far.
    Tšnak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    that should be a nice gravelrally to visit, also very cheap i think

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    Well, i doubt that. Latvia could balance that a bit with a lot cheaper alcohol, a bit cheaper fuel and food, but accomodation in summer time+ a guaranteed amount of visiters will double the prices, which aren`t really cheap anyway (you can find good offers, but they`ll probably be booked a year before).
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    is it today that the FIA will give the calender for 2018??

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    Quote Originally Posted by go go thierry View Post
    is it today that the FIA will give the calender for 2018??
    World Motorsport Council meet in Paris today. Calendar for WRC 2018 is on their agenda

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