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    It's quite often done on asphalt events but only from one day to another because of the new taping.
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    The length of rallies was longer in the past but at least for rally Finland and rally GB the average length of the stages were shorter. Shorter stages would give the organizer the possibility to choose the best parts of a road and leave out the boring parts just get enough stage length. But then again there would be more need for officials at the start and end of the stages.

    Average stage length and number of stages on the right scale and total length of stages on the left scale.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Exactly! Events were still a proper test - what I'd still define as Rallying; rather than what we have now which is almost Rally-lite. It is the equivalent of turning the Le Mans 24 Hours into the 6 Hours of Le Mans on the Bugatti circuit.

    And I remember the uproar from certain writers bemoaning the changes. The teams & manufacturers were pleased as they were promised riches beyond belief; TV & sponsor money would roll in and WRC would threaten F1 in the global market.

    Er, it didn't really happen - it was unsustainable. And we're not really any further on 17 years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    This is not really possible. For example the spectator areas are differently safe to different directions and the ruts to the road probably make it tricky to drive to the wrong direction, etc.
    Well it has happened in the past. I've been to Hafren (Dyfnant was also reversed ) when it has run in both directions on the same day; the run in the morning was 8-9:00 and the evening was 16-17:00; so there was enough time to turn the stage around. But I know that its become out of favour to do this anymore.
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    Is there any word when there will be confirmed news about 2018 rallies and dates.

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    http://www.autosport.com/news/report...2018-wrc-dates

    WRC Promoter will present its 2018 calendar to the WRC Commission meeting in Germany later this month.

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    Croatia and Turkey is close to add in the calendar of WRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antreas View Post
    Croatia and Turkey is close to add in the calendar of WRC
    Why they persist on having Croatia is beyond me, didn't they say they want more non-European events?

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    Still no draft calendar? For Turkey, they have their candidate event from 20 to 22th of October, it's the Marmaris Rally. Quite strange to have a candidate event while everything should already be in place (in terms of calendar). Anyone who knows where and when the candidate event for Croatia is going to take place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    Still no draft calendar? For Turkey, they have their candidate event from 20 to 22th of October, it's the Marmaris Rally. Quite strange to have a candidate event while everything should already be in place (in terms of calendar). Anyone who knows where and when the candidate event for Croatia is going to take place?
    I presume at the time of Rally Poland. End of June.

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