6th December 2017, 20:30
It already is, and has been for some years.
Originally Posted by CWJ
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6th December 2017, 20:35
6th December 2017, 20:56
I re-watched the WRC2 Highlights reel from WRC+ and Bouffier was featured with driving footage every day. That's enough of coverage to me considering he lost 6 minutes to the class winner. And no other drivers were shown except the top 3 (and Camilli, who had an off). And obviously Mikkelsen being a previous WRC driver got a lot attention.
Originally Posted by PLuto
Last edited by AnttiL; 6th December 2017 at 20:58.
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7th December 2017, 10:08
Apparently Kenya is aiming to get Safari Rally back on the WRC calendar in 2020. They had talked about it during the annual FIA meetings in Paris.
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7th December 2017, 11:22
Sadly, the only way to get it accepted by this generation of bureaucrats and nancy boys is to run it on relatively short, private, closed roads. So basically all of the expense of the old Safari (and more) without any of the excitement, adventure, risk, or spectacle. So long as these same people are in charge and have the same attitudes they've had since the early 2000s, this sport is in a death spiral, just like F1. There will be no Safari, and even if there is, it will not be Safari, but a pale imitation.
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7th December 2017, 11:40
And there's no more Rally Finland because they don't drive 24 hours straight without sleeping. And no Monte Carlo because there's no concentration run. And no Tour de Corse because there's no 4 hours of stages within a day. Even Rally Poland in the recent years was just a pale imitation because the stages were closed from public traffic.
Originally Posted by sonnybobiche
Seriously though, a modern Safari could be like this:
Super Special 1 km
Stage A 40 km
Stage B 40 km
Stage A2 40 km
Stage B2 40 km
Stage C 50 km
Stage C2 50 km
Stage D 80 km
Stage D2 80 km
Stage E 40 km
Power Stage F 20 km
Total length: 481 km
I mean, the Safaris from the 80's had over 4000 kms of competitive sections...nowadays we have the same amount in a season.
Last edited by AnttiL; 7th December 2017 at 12:02.
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7th December 2017, 15:57
10 kilometer stages in Safari - now that's a horrible thought.
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7th December 2017, 17:34
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7th December 2017, 17:47
Tommi please... what the hell is this nonsense:
Originally Posted by dimviii
More shorter stages means more social media and more coverage for the sport.
Where does this (il)logic come from? Mahonen was spouting the same shit in that earlier story... where have these guys bought their consultancy services from?
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7th December 2017, 17:56
If we adapt life to youngsters span of attention instead of span of attention to life there is no bright future for us...
Rally is not mainstream sport and it will never be, it is to difficult for a football-head to understand.
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