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    Turkey 2018

    Hi guys, just new here so hello to all

    Just wondering if any of you guys know which location will be used for the above rally next year, i think it was antalya last time in 2010 but i cant find any info on next years.

    Many thanks

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    It will be based around Marmaris:

    http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/septe...6--12-12-.html

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    Candidate event will be next week with stages close to SVP

    http://www.marmarisrallyturkey.com/en/

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    I'm curious to see how it will be. Is it the same rally as some years ago? It was very tough and rough. Would be nice to have a rally like that even if we will miss fast and narrow roads from Poland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL14 View Post
    I'm curious to see how it will be. Is it the same rally as some years ago? It was very tough and rough. Would be nice to have a rally like that even if we will miss fast and narrow roads from Poland.
    The stages of the 2nd leg this year have been mostly used last year. Some time ago I watched some onboard and they looked rather slow, twisty and blind. Not very interesting to spectate I think, a bit like Cyprus when it used to be in WRC. I hope the new stages (first leg now) will be a bit more interesting, but watching them on Google Earth doesn't look very promising. I hope they find some interesting roads for next year. The organizers have one big advantage, there will be almost no spectators, so normally also few or no spectator safety issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    The organizers have one big advantage, there will be almost no spectators, so normally also few or no spectator safety issues.
    Thats kinda put a dampner on it then, i was looking at booking a holiday over there next year and hoped to see some of the action,i take it you mean its because its mountains spectators wont get to is it.

    Anyway i have a year to plan it so could always look at spain.

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    Sure you will be able to get to the stages, don't worry. But try to get a 4wd car. It's probably even easier than most other events, simply because there aren't much spectators on such remote (and new) events, so little traffic, close for parking etc.

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    If you hold an American passport you won't be able to spectate since Americans are now banned to enter Turkey LOL!!

    https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-10-...ns-heartbroken

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    Well, the main reason to bin Poland was spectators issues. Now this has been taken care of.

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    A few media are not going to attend and a lot of talk about safety for the WRC crew in regards to where they reside and personal safety (opinions and feelings) so will see how Turkey goes... from my chats in Spain.

    I’ll be booking s refundable ticket just in case the round gets cancelled last minute.
    GG: "I'm stinky! I needa good shower and nice bowl of pasta!"

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