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    So Rhys Yates will do the BRC after all according to Motorsport News. Plus Spain WRC, ERC Roma, Malcolm Wilson and probably a few others.
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    Worrying drop in entries needs addressing. 2WD Class and Historics need better road order and conditions to avoid damage.

    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/ne...eding-rethink/

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    This is by no means meant to be a "knocking" post however with 3 weeks to go the entry list for the first round is looking a tad thin. When you compare that with the entry for the list for the first round of the Portugese series at the weekend with 20 + R5 cars including importer supported machinery then even an eternal optimist would have to say it isn't looking great. Ok so some may be playing their cards close to their chest and still sorting out backing however it really has the feel a whimper rather than a bang at this point.

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    Further evidence of the sport in the UK; 20 R5 cars is just a pipe dream....

    I have no idea what the solution is though.
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    4 R5 cars at this stage is a bit of a joke. All the promise and excitement of a glorious new BRC era seems to have disappeared in just two years...

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    It's seriously depressing; I've seen the entry lists (so far) for BTCC, BSB, British GT - and they're all looking good. So, what is wrong with the sport of rallying that it just can't attract entries?

    Slightly off topic, but still relevant, the Mid Wales Stages will run on Sunday 4th March, despite being under the 'break even' number; there are 5 events that weekend. Why?? Utter madness.....

    The sport needs a massive overhaul....too many events chasing too few entries.
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Great that M Sport are backing a Brit but already looking like a lower key presence for them this year. If Rhys Yates or Alex Laffey are the other supported driver then we have problems. Hoping for another "works" entry like a Hyundai or PSA UK supported car but think its unlikely...
    Oh dear looks like I was right! No overseas driver or up and coming hotshot for M Sport...

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    Rumours of a Hyundai but nothing been confirmed.

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    BRC1 entries gone from 13 last year down to 5 on the Border Counties...

    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/ne...gle-day-event/

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    That's what happens when you pitch your championship as a stepping stone. People only stay for a year or two & then leave. If they're really lucky they go on to better things but most don't & give up. The more that give up without progressing the less appealing the championship becomes to other hopefuls and it withers & dies. They need to build the BRC into a series that is an end in itself and is attractive enough for people to keep coming back. If they do that the competition will improve and it will become a stepping stone for the few who want to progress as the competition will be there for them to prove themselves.

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