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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    It's a shame snowy Liepaja didn't work out. It would have been nicer than the muddy event we had this year and it could have been a good season opener.
    Yes, but problem with weather is too serious. They are not able to run a rally in February without snow and ice. They were trying every year and every year they were fighting to organise/not organise the event due to the weather. Once they were forced to cancel the event week before rally and it almost killed them. Thats why they dont want to go to the same risk again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    Yes, but problem with weather is too serious. They are not able to run a rally in February without snow and ice. They were trying every year and every year they were fighting to organise/not organise the event due to the weather. Once they were forced to cancel the event week before rally and it almost killed them. Thats why they dont want to go to the same risk again...
    And there is not a time of year when they can either (almost) guarantee snow or when they may get snow but it would be ok to run it as a gravel event if not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    And there is not a time of year when they can either (almost) guarantee snow or when they may get snow but it would be ok to run it as a gravel event if not?
    From which part of the World are you? For snow event must be snow/ice + frozen ground; for gravel event - no snow+no frozen ground. This year some of Liepaja's stages parts was canceled due bad road conditions, if there be snow+no frozen ground it would be even worse. In this region there is no time of year, with real possibility to run snow or gravel event at same month. That's why in Nordic countries rally season starts in middle of January with snow events, run until late February (maybe March in northern Finland), then break until May, start gravel season and up to October.
    IMHO Liepaja is wrong place geographically for snow rally, because located near sea, even in winters with many snow, there is way less snow than in other parts of country. Other Latvia's winter rally events (Sarma and Alūksne) is located in eastern part of Latvia (as far to sea as possible)

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    Plus the event has to be declared as either snow or gravel in supplementary regulations. Not both in the same time.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    The Ulster Rally have announced that they will be a round of the ERC next year. It will be in a similar area to the last Circuit of ireland rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelly View Post
    The Ulster Rally have announced that they will be a round of the ERC next year. It will be in a similar area to the last Circuit of ireland rally.
    Happy to hear this... great roads and an area with a big history and support for rallying.

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    I am not sure if this is correct info. I think that the main target of this information is that rally will be done in Antrim town. Other informations are only "added". And they used bad words for European Rally Trophy...

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    I also find the news strange for two reasons no reference is made to the promoter Eurosport Events, and I do not see the ERC not saying anything on your page.

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    News about @UlsterRally becoming a round of the @FIAERC are reportedly false. Has someone mixed up Celtic Trophy and ERC?!

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