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    RIP Andrew Master of the marathon rally...

    RIP Andrew

    Master of the marathon rally format, a formidable driver and team boss.

    Condolences to his family and friends
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    Much more sensible for Tidemand to trundle round...

    Much more sensible for Tidemand to trundle round in Turkey and get a flattering result after others drop out rather than have his doors blown off in Germany.
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    I'd have far less rough slow gravel events and a...

    I'd have far less rough slow gravel events and a couple more tarmac events in the series. Friends of mine who don't get rallying cant understand why the cars are driven "off road" at all.
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    Lots of sites building on the same rumour it...

    Lots of sites building on the same rumour it would appear. Corsica out as well as Germany however Turkey may leave and Germany to stay. Cataluyna to go all tarmac and GB to move from Wales to tar in...
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    Hairdressers then having his teeth whitened...

    Hairdressers then having his teeth whitened followed by a spray tan.
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    Not sure if this has been posted already however...

    Not sure if this has been posted already however the Company formerly known as D Mack has gone into administration:

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07673494.

    M Sport and the Wilson...
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    Agreed Toyota have the financial clout however...

    Agreed Toyota have the financial clout however Malcolm is a canny businessman and had signed off on a fully electric rally car 3 or 4 years ago. With M Sport being a development company as much as a...
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    Great news that another good driver will be in a...

    Great news that another good driver will be in a WRC car for Finland and will be interesting to see his approach as cant imagine anything other than a shit or bust attack will suffice. Not sure he...
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    Yes I have. Been to rallies in most counties....

    Yes I have. Been to rallies in most counties. Point I was making is that unlike the forests in Wales the spectator access will be limited in comparison. Wasnt a criticism just an observation. Anyway...
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    Only potential problem I can see if the UK round...

    Only potential problem I can see if the UK round of the WRC moves to NI is finding stages that allow for a large number of spectators to view the action safely and easily. Been to a fair few events...
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    So it's reckoned that to host/run a round in the...

    So it's reckoned that to host/run a round in the UK costs in the region of 3.5 million. Is that pretty standard across the board or just our expensive little island?
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    Well when they run the single venue event at...

    Well when they run the single venue event at Oulton is a controversial watersplash on the loose section and a "drift" circuit so there is still chance!
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    I worry for the future of the GB rally if this...

    I worry for the future of the GB rally if this proposal is to go ahead. As has already been said the event has received a lot of money from the Welsh authorities as they have seen this as a flagship...
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    Totally agree. As a Skoda owner have always...

    Totally agree. As a Skoda owner have always appreciated the rallying connection although in the UK at least the brand never really seemed to make much of the vRS/ rally cross-over from a marketing...
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    The sister company VW could always use their...

    The sister company VW could always use their abilities to produce a reliable R5 car..
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    According to the driver its a UK sourced car.

    According to the driver its a UK sourced car.
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    Both results a waste of talent.

    Both results a waste of talent.
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    Wouldn't be able to use the Scottish stages as...

    Wouldn't be able to use the Scottish stages as they wanted to remain!
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    October date would be better for UK rallying in...

    October date would be better for UK rallying in 2019 as the Roger Albert is running! Hopefully will make it easier for marshals/rescue crews and those wanting to compete in both events!
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    Ah but who's costs are we talking about? Call me...

    Ah but who's costs are we talking about? Call me a skeptic however suspect more is heading the promoters way from Chile than Japan.

    As much as love Corsica having been to the event when it covered...
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    Totally agree. Not all of his drivers have been...

    Totally agree. Not all of his drivers have been duds by any means however more than one works seat has been taken up by a journeyman at the expense of non-Finnish talent. Thing is though his ability...
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    Short sighted but typical FIA. Meddle around the...

    Short sighted but typical FIA. Meddle around the edges but do nothing about the core. Anyone got an idea of possible new "current R2/R3" cars likely to be homogolated as doesnt exactly appear to be a...
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