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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    In Belgium almost all smaller events are held on sunday
    Exactly - smaller. For regular national events Sunday is not good. Rally ends in evening, then parc ferme, awrds, so crews has to pack their stuff, load cars in almost midnight, and drive home all night. That's why almost all rallies in northern Europe is on Saturday, sometimes Friday/Saturday. Belgium is quite small, but has many regional events, so there that problem isn't big, but for example there is Saaremaa rally, and crews go there from all neighbor countries, drive from Saaremaa to home 600 or 800 km on Sunday night and then go to work in Monday would be insane for crews, mechanics, spectators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kure91 View Post
    I know its little OT, but would it be possible to link this study, if it is possible? Study of impacts of rally events is one of my research topics, so it would be nice to have some study I haven´t seen yet.
    Here's press release: http://www.nesterallyfinland.fi/en/i...act-published/

    I'm not sure whether the study is (yet) fully public or is there an English version too. I can ask, because I find this interesting too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Are you sure those paying VIP customers don't go to work on weekdays?
    If your VIPs are related to sponsors and companies then in theory it's better to target them during the week. For us spectators we give up our weekends to watch rallying. But when you're being invited there and you have no interest it's still work at the end of the day.

    I don't think Mahonen was referencing 'paying' VIPs - whatever they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    The original quote suggested a rally to be run from tuesday to friday. No saturday at all. Are you sure those paying VIP customers don't go to work on weekdays?
    I only know facts about Rally Finland.

    Thursday which have only SSS1 Harju had more VIP events than final day Sunday with 4 stages and one of those was very interesting PowerStage.

    Also normal ticket sales is bigger in thursday than sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    I only know facts about Rally Finland.

    Thursday which have only SSS1 Harju had more VIP events than final day Sunday with 4 stages and one of those was very interesting PowerStage.

    Also normal ticket sales is bigger in thursday than sunday.
    Maybe it has something to do with one stage being in the city and others in the woods. Also, if Ouninpohja had been on Sunday, I'm sure the VIP tents would have been packed.

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    Tänak debuts with Toyota MC18 test ► http://bit.ly/2BGNmOx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barreis View Post
    Yeah let's restart this conversation every time David Evans reposts the interview as a new article.

    Or just go here and read our thoughts

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    Really?

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    Probably some crazy idea in order to slowly introduce electrical cars. Or a reference to modern cars reliability.
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