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    Quote Originally Posted by focus206 View Post
    That means very little. NASCAR, just like any American series, heavily promotes their social medias pages, and Americans tend to use more social medias than Europeans on average. I bet that if we talk on a global level, rallying is much more known and followed than NASCAR, nevermind the "likes"... I don't even think I follow the WRC pages on any social media either. With that said, it's true WRC could increase their presence on medias...
    True. Same here. I dont follow WRC to avoid spoilers also cuz I can only watch the races during the week when Im not working.

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    In your opinion, which company should assume WRC as the promoter? I love that RedBull made it free and stuff but I really think WRC should reboot itself. Im not sure how... I know rally fans like to live in the past , want the old brands back (subaru-mitsubish FFS!!) want way more privateers and cool stories of "oh that guy entered his garage car and won monte carlo". We know that younger fans only pay attention to drama and short clips on youtube. We know that a racing series have to talk about what they are doing to "save the planet" (bio-fuels are a good thing. They should even present that to the european union as a solution, cuz Litium extraction sucks). New tech like Tweels (the "tire of the future??) or more carbontube parts. Idk if these things could help WRC to grow a little more but I really wish they were trying more. Maybe with a "younger promoter" like youthstream or monster energy? Idk.. Just thinking out loud about these things. I lost my job so I have more time to think about random sh*t haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmmjvss View Post
    In your opinion, which company should assume WRC as the promoter?
    Ten years ago we had North One - and they weren't doing a great job. We all saw what a fantastic job Red Bull did with action sports, and people jumping to earth from space. Imagine if they got the WRC promoter job.
    Well shortly afterwards they did, and we expected great things....... They've only done okay - C+ could do better!! Far too much of the coverage is behind a paywall - that's never going to get more people interested. But that is their business model......and maybe why we only have 3 manufacturers for the new regs next year. The sport isn't visible enough.

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmmjvss View Post
    I know rally fans like to live in the past , want the old brands back (subaru-mitsubish FFS!!) want way more privateers
    I want more brands, doesn't matter if old or new, 3 is the bare minimum, 2 is straight up depressing... Some privateers might fill a bit the gap left by the lack of manufacturers, but we don't have them either...

    Quote Originally Posted by lmmjvss View Post
    We know that younger fans only pay attention to drama and short clips on youtube.
    I'm not sure... the live, free races I follow on YouTube have always plenty of views and many people in the chats, in relation to the importance of the championship. GT World Challenge races and 24 hours of Nurburgring always have a good amount of views, even if the races aren't promoted that much. Even "small" championships like TCR Europe always have decent views.
    So I don't think young people aren't interest in longer products. If you look at the daily WRC higlights videos, you often see people complaining or being perplexed in the comments on why the highlights are so short. But if you put almost everything behind a pay wall, more people interested in the WRC will never arrive. In my opinion, a good start would be broadcasting at least a couple of stages per rally for free on YouTube, and make highlights videos longer than 1 minute. Locking everything behind a pay wall is like hiding yourself away from any possible newcomer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmmjvss View Post
    In your opinion, which company should assume WRC as the promoter?
    It's been a long time, but the best rally promotor i have ever seen is eurosport back in the IRC days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    It's been a long time, but the best rally promoter i have ever seen is Eurosport back in the IRC days.
    Possibly - but don't forget, not every event had live coverage; only selected events, only the Monte had almost all stages live. Eurosport are still the promoter of the ERC - has that really been a success? 30 min late night highlights is a bit 'old school'.

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Is there any documentary showing the whooole process behind a rally event? Like... How does a promoter decides where to host the rally, all the meeting with the city, locals, how they get permissions to close the roads, what the people who live there think, all the stages being decided... It'd be so interesting. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Eurosport are still the promoter of the ERC - ...
    Speculation that RedbullTV will replace Eurosport as ERC Promoter from January 2022
    https://dirtfish.com/rally/erc/wrc-p...unning-of-erc/
    https://twitter.com/KiwiWRCfan adding a fans perspective to Twitter

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    Not sure if you guy are into new Tires and Wheels tech but this video have some of the concepts and products out there. I really wish WRC could look into this u'know? I bet theres something tire's brands could take from rally when it comes to "develop new tech". The "we need car manufacturers" are getting old IMO. I'd rather have tire and fuel brands having "teams" in WRC to test these new tire tech and e-fuels via competition. I know, its expensive as f* but its just a wish.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DxVq3Fhf8E

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