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    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/ne...e-in-2019-wrc/

    I know most of the article has nothing to do with Corsica, but this bit caught my eyes:

    'Todt’s presence in Corsica might have been interpreted by some as a message to the promoter – with France’s WRC counter understood to be under pressure due to the comparatively small number of spectators and the expense and logistics involved with getting to the island.'

    “I love Corsica and I think it’s a very good venue,” said Todt. “When you see the roads, they are unique. I went by helicopter in SS6 and I saw a lot of spectators with a great improvement on safety for the spectators, they are doing a great job. I think Corsica is the perfect venue to be hosted by the World Rally Championship.”

    Does anyone know if Corsica is in risk of losing it's WRC status? or under pressure as it says in the article?
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    First Corsica for me. It was a great rally, logistically good, two stages able to access a day including afternoon service and evening regroup and service.

    Only gripe was that I asked colleagues which they prefer, a Rally with 4 stages in the morning loop and then 4-5 in the afternoon or a rally with 2, service then 2 again. Responses were Variety in the larger option of stages before a service. Rather then know what you have in two stages and small access to get into them, variety is better with 4-5 stage options to go to.

    Service park was great, scenery was too.

    I can understand the island now, the driving was mega with liaisons. Though I did enjoy Corsica what would another French rally option be? I might head back in 2019, but the problem might be I would have to go!

    On another note. I did say to people this rally was fast, and they replied saying it is one of the slowest rallies in the calendar! Confused. Tarmac feels fast when they're driving towards me, past me and when I'm leaving the stage, walking on the stage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiGalliNo1 View Post
    On another note. I did say to people this rally was fast, and they replied saying it is one of the slowest rallies in the calendar! Confused. Tarmac feels fast when they're driving towards me, past me and when I'm leaving the stage, walking on the stage!
    Interesting. I'm from an asphalt country and I have the exact opposite feeling. Gravel gives me mostly more perception of speed due to the cars sliding on the loose surface. On asphalt i's much harder to find places where it looks fast and not boring like hell. My two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Interesting. I'm from an asphalt country and I have the exact opposite feeling. Gravel gives me mostly more perception of speed due to the cars sliding on the loose surface. On asphalt i's much harder to find places where it looks fast and not boring like hell. My two cents.
    This is th reason why I never spectate asphalt rallies. They are very boring. My wife who is not into cars went to Germany with me and she asked me why they weren’t driving fast?? I had to explain to her that they were going fast but look slow since they’re not sliding around.. she gave me a dumb look

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    This is th reason why I never spectate asphalt rallies. They are very boring. My wife who is not into cars went to Germany with me and she asked me why they weren’t driving fast?? I had to explain to her that they were going fast but look slow since they’re not sliding around.. she gave me a dumb look

    There are solid reasons why it's spelled ass-fault...

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    This is th reason why I never spectate asphalt rallies. They are very boring. My wife who is not into cars went to Germany with me and she asked me why they weren’t driving fast?? I had to explain to her that they were going fast but look slow since they’re not sliding around.. she gave me a dumb look
    One has to understand precision driving to enjoy tarmac rallies. My wife saw her first tarmac rally last year in Catalunya and enjoyed it a lot. Ofc the perfect weather and landscape were to blame for this :P

    But in general fast gravel rallies offer the most wow effect for spectators.

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    Yes but in the other hand, sometimes cars are not so fast on tough gravel rallies (rainy Acropolis uphill special stages come to my mind).

    I enjoyed Deutschland Rallye 2017 and I never thought cars were not going fast, quite the opposite.

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