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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    I don't really see why if you're giving artificial points out at the end of a stage that the stage itself can't be 'artificial'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanremo View Post
    "Sometimes, I don't understand this sport - we wonder why we stay hidden away behind the trees."

    When reading things like this I got the growing feeling that this sport is just a pain in the butt for people pouring money into it.

    The future doesn't look so bright when people are so eager to refuse the nature of this sport. Sometimes is so hard to be a rally fan.
    Would You like to have gravel PS in Germany? I personally wouldn't. For me such stage would be more a circus than a sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiGalliNo1 View Post
    Throw some chicanes on the tarmac stage and the FIA will be happy. Solution!
    Maybe that's the issue and that they don't want a repeat of Mexico...? There would be a lot of donuts going on in the road section to wear down the tyres at least...
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    I can see why the FiA have vetoed the Power stage suggestion;it’s slightly odd to have a Tarmac Power stage on what is a ’Gravel’ event.
    However, I can understand the organisers thinking/ reasoning.They’re trying to mix the event up, as it has become very ‘samey’ with the usual stages used year after year, just in a different order/ day.

    I still think it’s a shame that the Epynt stages can’t be used…..

    Once upon a time the first day was spent mainly on Tarmac through the stately home and circuit stages…..
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    Shame that one of the first recent attempts to "bring rallying to the people" in the UK has floundered. Curse the artificial "excitement generator".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Shame that one of the first recent attempts to "bring rallying to the people" in the UK has floundered. Curse the artificial "excitement generator".
    Why is it a problem to use the Great Orme at some different point in the timetable?
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    As I'm not one of the organizers from my perspective its not, however as the sport is at quite a low ebb here my point is that we really need a shot in the arm. Closing a UK city/town centre (which is what we are talking about, the Orme is only part of the proposed stage) even with the recent change in legislation regards closed roads, is a big undertaking. Closing the roads on a week day is an even harder sell. Sunday afternoon although still a shopping day is easier.

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    No problem having this as a stage, just not the PS.

    They should just have it at a different time as it's a great idea and would bring great publicity and rally to the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    As I'm not one of the organizers from my perspective its not, however as the sport is at quite a low ebb here my point is that we really need a shot in the arm. Closing a UK city/town centre (which is what we are talking about, the Orme is only part of the proposed stage) even with the recent change in legislation regards closed roads, is a big undertaking. Closing the roads on a week day is an even harder sell. Sunday afternoon although still a shopping day is easier.
    I think that Friday night is the best time for holding such stage - attracting crowds of people and not complicating traffic too much (just like the city stage on Barum).
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    A Welsh town on a Friday night what could possibly go wrong?!!!

    Joking apart lets hope the organizers come up with an acceptable solution.

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