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    Quote Originally Posted by CWJ View Post
    FIA: From next season, drivers entered with R5 cars who are not registered in the FIA WRC 2 Championship, or who have not been entered by a registered WRC 2 Team during the year, may use any tyre brand, including those not nominated by the FIA for the WRC. This will ensure more local drivers have the possibility to compete in WRC events.

    Wouldn't that be a good idea for R1 R2 R3 R4 as well ... ?
    It already is, and has been for some years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I dont think so. Bryan Bouffier was hugely disappointed with media coverage and everything around after his third place on Monte...
    I re-watched the WRC2 Highlights reel from WRC+ and Bouffier was featured with driving footage every day. That's enough of coverage to me considering he lost 6 minutes to the class winner. And no other drivers were shown except the top 3 (and Camilli, who had an off). And obviously Mikkelsen being a previous WRC driver got a lot attention.
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    http://www.ralli.net/uutiset/ralli/1...i-ralli-paluun

    Apparently Kenya is aiming to get Safari Rally back on the WRC calendar in 2020. They had talked about it during the annual FIA meetings in Paris.

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    Sadly, the only way to get it accepted by this generation of bureaucrats and nancy boys is to run it on relatively short, private, closed roads. So basically all of the expense of the old Safari (and more) without any of the excitement, adventure, risk, or spectacle. So long as these same people are in charge and have the same attitudes they've had since the early 2000s, this sport is in a death spiral, just like F1. There will be no Safari, and even if there is, it will not be Safari, but a pale imitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnybobiche View Post
    Sadly, the only way to get it accepted by this generation of bureaucrats and nancy boys is to run it on relatively short, private, closed roads. So basically all of the expense of the old Safari (and more) without any of the excitement, adventure, risk, or spectacle. So long as these same people are in charge and have the same attitudes they've had since the early 2000s, this sport is in a death spiral, just like F1. There will be no Safari, and even if there is, it will not be Safari, but a pale imitation.
    And there's no more Rally Finland because they don't drive 24 hours straight without sleeping. And no Monte Carlo because there's no concentration run. And no Tour de Corse because there's no 4 hours of stages within a day. Even Rally Poland in the recent years was just a pale imitation because the stages were closed from public traffic.

    Seriously though, a modern Safari could be like this:

    Thursday
    Super Special 1 km

    Friday
    Stage A 40 km
    Stage B 40 km
    Service
    Stage A2 40 km
    Stage B2 40 km
    Service
    Stage C 50 km

    Saturday
    Stage C2 50 km
    Service
    Stage D 80 km
    Service
    Stage D2 80 km

    Sunday
    Stage E 40 km
    Power Stage F 20 km

    Total length: 481 km

    I mean, the Safaris from the 80's had over 4000 kms of competitive sections...nowadays we have the same amount in a season.
    Last edited by AnttiL; 7th December 2017 at 13:02.

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    10 kilometer stages in Safari - now that's a horrible thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    Tommi please... what the hell is this nonsense:
    More shorter stages means more social media and more coverage for the sport.

    Where does this (il)logic come from? Mahonen was spouting the same shit in that earlier story... where have these guys bought their consultancy services from?

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    If we adapt life to youngsters span of attention instead of span of attention to life there is no bright future for us...

    Rally is not mainstream sport and it will never be, it is to difficult for a football-head to understand.

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