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    Next year the tarmac rounds will be spread quite evenly around the calendar instead of having two of them back to back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Next year the tarmac rounds will be spread quite evenly around the calendar instead of having two of them back to back.

    But stil i think there should be one extra tarmac event. Was kind of hoping Croatia would be in for 2018 instead of Turkey. Croatia could be partly tarmac, partly gravel than.

    I would prefer rally Italia stays on Sardinia, nice event for spectators-crews-views,... Why do some of you want san remo so bad?

    Also more fan of New zealand than Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Next year the tarmac rounds will be spread quite evenly around the calendar instead of having two of them back to back.
    Still though, IMHO it would be nice to see the RACC back to full tarmac as it was up until 2010. If any round should host a mixed event is Sanremo....as it used to until 1997 and take away the island rally of Sardenga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turves View Post
    looks like half term week next year then I'll be taking my boy to Spain instead of Wales...
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    I did think it was an interesting move though. I can't imagine the organisers were pushing for it - moving the event outside the school holidays. Happy to be proved wrong but I also doubt the addition of the BRC caused the move. This date switch was rumoured a while ago.
    Selfishly I was delighted by this, where I work we have allocated block annual leave and limitations on floating days... Getting half term off for Rally GB this year has been a right faff, and in the end, a rather expensive experience!

    As for the calender, surely we have to presume that Turkey are only on it because they're bringing big money to the promoter. I've seen it said that we should be accepting of the likes of Turkey and Croatia because the funds they bring to the promoter will be reinvested into the sport... Well, we better see some meaningful enhancement of the WRC 'product' next year, because right now I want to argue that a 2018 inclusion of Rally New Zealand on the calender should have been at least partially funded by the money coming from Turkey! I hope someone will be able to discern where the Turkey money has gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    Still though, IMHO it would be nice to see the RACC back to full tarmac as it was up until 2010. If any round should host a mixed event is Sanremo....as it used to until 1997 and take away the island rally of Sardenga.
    Catalunya was mixed when it first came to the WRC in 1991. It became all tarmac in 1993. Portugal used to have tarmac stages back in the day as well.

    If Sardegna goes away, I'd like to see Acropolis or some other slower, rougher rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Catalunya was mixed when it first came to the WRC in 1991. It became all tarmac in 1993. Portugal used to have tarmac stages back in the day as well.

    If Sardegna goes away, I'd like to see Acropolis or some other slower, rougher rally.
    My bad, still would be nice to have it back to Tarmac and some night stages in the mix!!

    Yes Acropolis Rally of Greece would definitely would be a welcome return and if not Greece, Cyprus? used to be a real car breaker back in 2000-2006.
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    No round in Eastern Europe makes pretty sense...

    Let's ignore a region where rallies are still quite popular (IMHO), and see if it helps the sport. If that was really the reason I would at least say that they are trying another approach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToKu View Post
    No round in Eastern Europe makes pretty sense...

    Let's ignore a region where rallies are still quite popular (IMHO), and see if it helps the sport. If that was really the reason I would at least say that they are trying another approach...
    We'll see what happens after next year, I have a feeling that with 13 (now 12) events wanting to join the calendar, there will be some changes come 2019 & beyond.
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    A NZ columnist gives his opinion about why there should be a WRC-rally in NZ. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11925472
    ...Funny how ev'rything was roses when we held on to the guns...

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    Agree with everything he says!!
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