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    Yep, difficult to imagine they can salvage it...

    Yep, difficult to imagine they can salvage it now... if they can’t run enough events to constitute a championship then why run any of them. Let’s hope they can come up with something, but it looks...
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    Interesting he mentioned those manufacturers by...

    Interesting he mentioned those manufacturers by name.
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    I suspect they will do something similar to F1...

    I suspect they will do something similar to F1 and have multiple events at 1 location if they need. Two, two day events should be possible in a single location.
    Germany and Wales are a long way off...
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    Big shame.....

    Big shame.....
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    “So Juha and me, we were pushing like hell. That...

    “So Juha and me, we were pushing like hell. That was the biggest risk ever for us.

    “But the S4 in the USA was the best car I ever drove. I was feeling 650 or 700 horsepower on that event. We were...
  6. Thread: Dirtfish

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    Balestre was an egotistical fool, and some dark...

    Balestre was an egotistical fool, and some dark episodes in motorsport have his stain on them.
    I remember watching a documentary, it may have been the one mentioned in the article, and there were...
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    Surely there must be an actual maximum amount of...

    Surely there must be an actual maximum amount of days he can be in Finland before he is liable to pay Finnish taxes? If so it should be relatively clear cut, he either has or hasn’t been in Finland...
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    Good interview, for me the most interesting part...

    Good interview, for me the most interesting part was him talking about the 2017 Polo...haven’t heard any of the drivers talk about it before.
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    I have my doubts that the wishes of the fans will...

    I have my doubts that the wishes of the fans will have much impact on what the future of WRC looks like.
    If Hyundai/Ford or whoever decide they what to compete with a car badged as Kona/Puma or...
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    I presume they will have to, or at the very least...

    I presume they will have to, or at the very least waive the hosting fees as the F1 business model is based around the circuit owners making their money from ticket sales.
    I think they are basing...
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    Yes, Covid is of course the short term challenge...

    Yes, Covid is of course the short term challenge for everything, and I agree with you and have had the same conversation with my wife, that WRC might be in better position to get going with a crowd...
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    I agree that Rallying is niche, but I think that...

    I agree that Rallying is niche, but I think that it benefits from that as well, as it’s not circuit racing and offers something very different to everything else.
    That appeals to both fans and...
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    Group B to Group A was initially bad, but became...

    Group B to Group A was initially bad, but became great over the next couple of years. 1987 itself was pretty rubbish with the cars etc, but most of that was because of the sudden end to Group B, if...
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    I’m positive too, I don’t when and what rallies,...

    I’m positive too, I don’t when and what rallies, or even what the format will be, but I’m sure there will be some rallies this year..
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    It’s good for WRC that they already have 3 rounds...

    It’s good for WRC that they already have 3 rounds completed....it at least gives a few options towards the end of the year in terms of having enough rounds to make a championship.
    I had a thought...
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    I’ve read this article a while ago, and it’s a...

    I’ve read this article a while ago, and it’s a great story....the competition department and engineers knew what they needed to beat the Peugeot/Lancia, and despite knowing deep down they would...
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    Oh I know, Audi didn’t dominate WRC in the way...

    Oh I know, Audi didn’t dominate WRC in the way others have subsequently done, but the programme probably did more for the company than those of Lancia, Citroen or VW.
    Lancia is actually one of the...
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    That’s exactly right, Audi have probably been the...

    That’s exactly right, Audi have probably been the best exponent of how to use motorsport activity over the last 40 years, everything they have done has had a strategic value whether it be marketing...
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    I’m not sure a brand can come and expect the...

    I’m not sure a brand can come and expect the amazing impact that the Audi & Subaru programmes in particular had, those two in particular had incredible results to their brand image. In fairness to...
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    Yes, it wasn’t only 4wd that they changed the...

    Yes, it wasn’t only 4wd that they changed the sport with....
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    [QUOTE=AnttiL;1245898]I wrote in my blog about...

    [QUOTE=AnttiL;1245898]I wrote in my blog about the crazy 1985 RAC itinerary, partly the same thoughts we've had in this thread https://itgetsfasternow.com/2020/04/12/wrc-history-rac-rally-1985/

    A...
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    I remember that the Coed-y-Brenin complex was...

    I remember that the Coed-y-Brenin complex was quite big and there were a few stages in there, I didn’t know it was not really available to rallying anymore tho..shame.
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    I don’t think there was an overnight halt as such...

    I don’t think there was an overnight halt as such back then, so it probably would count as 1 leg. They used did used to go straight through, perhaps an hour rest here and there... it was hard enough...
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    It could have been using some old stages not used...

    It could have been using some old stages not used for a while, for example others have mentioned Talesin, and there is Coed-y-Brenin also, which from the going out and checking the roads comment...
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    Great, just had a quick look and the Hafren...

    Great, just had a quick look and the Hafren stages are quite interesting. Hafren 1 finished in what is now the car park....it’s quite a good downhill section.
    Seems quite strange now for the rally...
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