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    I think it will mean some of the Mid Wales stages used the last couple of years will be dropped - wouldn't be surprised if Myherin was rested after the problems with tree disease and access to the Pike's Peak section being restricted due to the state of the road.

    What would be nice, and different, would be to extend Great Orme into the town centre of Llandudno and go straight to the finish ramp from the end of the stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    When I saw 'shake-up' and 'closed roads' in the title I was rather worried, but seemingly/hopefully they are just going down sensible route of mainly just crossing closed public roads. Going by those comments I imagine we'll get a Penmachno that looks rather like this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/53...0bc562!1m0!3e0

    Brenig should be a massive beneficiary too, with various ways that can be turned into a proper stage now.

    Got to say though that it looks like the Mahonen school of thinking will win out on one full day of Rally GB, plus probably Sunday too. Hopefully they make the more traditional long distance day in mid Wales a bloody long one as recompense! Also looks like no Thursday evening stages again, last seen in 2013, or night stages... For me ideally, with the Welsh Rally GB model, you'd run a Thursday evening loop of a Llandudno start, SS Gwydir, SS Penmachno, SS Alwen and a stage somewhere in Clocaenog. A variation of this could then be run again on Sunday morning, as has been the case for years. That leaves Friday and Saturday to be more adventurous. Makes more sense if Rally GB is running as the season finale though with this model, as you can start with Monte as a four day rally and finish with GB as a four day special too.

    Only other thing, with it looking like the flawed but casual spectator popular 'RallyFest' stage in Cholmondeley is under review, it continues to be incomprehensible to me that Oulton Park Circuit isn't being considered as an alternative venue. It's the same distance from the Deeside service park as Cholmondeley and Kinmel Park, if not a little closer, and has a great rally heritage, having been part of the RAC Rally for many decades! It even hosts its own popular national rally... I just don't get it, it's not even mentioned.

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    http://www.andreasmikkelsen.com/news...r-andersand-me

    Mikkelsen and Jęger switch seats for a rally in Norway, as a birthday present to Anders from Andreas

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    http://www.andreasmikkelsen.com/news...r-andersand-me

    Mikkelsen and Jęger switch seats for a rally in Norway, as a birthday present to Anders from Andreas
    What if he will enjoy it so much and do good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    When I saw 'shake-up' and 'closed roads' in the title I was rather worried, but seemingly/hopefully they are just going down sensible route of mainly just crossing closed public roads. Going by those comments I imagine we'll get a Penmachno that looks rather like this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/53...0bc562!1m0!3e0

    Brenig should be a massive beneficiary too, with various ways that can be turned into a proper stage now.

    Got to say though that it looks like the Mahonen school of thinking will win out on one full day of Rally GB, plus probably Sunday too. Hopefully they make the more traditional long distance day in mid Wales a bloody long one as recompense! Also looks like no Thursday evening stages again, last seen in 2013, or night stages... For me ideally, with the Welsh Rally GB model, you'd run a Thursday evening loop of a Llandudno start, SS Gwydir, SS Penmachno, SS Alwen and a stage somewhere in Clocaenog. A variation of this could then be run again on Sunday morning, as has been the case for years. That leaves Friday and Saturday to be more adventurous. Makes more sense if Rally GB is running as the season finale though with this model, as you can start with Monte as a four day rally and finish with GB as a four day special too.

    Only other thing, with it looking like the flawed but casual spectator popular 'RallyFest' stage in Cholmondeley is under review, it continues to be incomprehensible to me that Oulton Park Circuit isn't being considered as an alternative venue. It's the same distance from the Deeside service park as Cholmondeley and Kinmel Park, if not a little closer, and has a great rally heritage, having been part of the RAC Rally for many decades! It even hosts its own popular national rally... I just don't get it, it's not even mentioned.
    Oulton Park would be ideal. I went there in the 90's and it was great. Dont know why its not considered nowadays as it is well-placed and has a rally stage already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    It would be great! Also it's strange that Opel didn't bless R5 project, it could be useful for developing WRC, or they use one of current PSA R5's/WRC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    The article states the company can start building a world rally car once they're back to profit, and the estimate is that they're back to profit in 2020. Unless they can secretly build the car before that, it will take longer for them to be competing. But good news anyway.

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    If the New Corsa chassis can cure the malignments of the C3, then they can surely be a contender.

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    Canada wants to join the WRC come 2023, the layout of the plan ahead is in the link:
    http://rallypromoter.ca/about/
    If in doubt, flat out!

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