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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Running in Scotland, Wales and England isn't that big a deal though and it ran similarly even when it was popular.
    Yes, that's not a problem; there used to be RSAC Scottish Rally, Vauxhall Rally of Wales and the Pirelli International Rally.

    I think an issue may have been trying to get events interested in being a BRC round; the Trackrod was and in the end pulled the plug. The Mid Wales was and the following year had to cancel due to small entries/ budget issues....

    My only disappointment is all the gravel events are 1 day; but I suppose that is a cost issue due to the forestry per mile charges...

    As a fan of the sport, you wish it success - but it's a long way to go before its on the same level as the BTCC, British GT, BSB....and I doubt it can reach those heady heights.
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    Think it's pretty common knowledge that most of the traditional rounds of the BRC were run and still are in the main by quite strongly opinionated individuals who put their own events interests first and the championship's very much further down the list. Not surprised the Trackrod didn't enter the fray this year, had heard it said a while back that they would never consider being a round ever again! Think the promoter has to be good at herding cats. Unlike a circuit racing championship which only has to deal with a few circuit owners as they are usually owned by groups.

    Interesting aside is that there is a bit of talk of whether the Irish championship will allow R5 cars next year that are converted to right hand drive so not sure how this would fit in with the BRC if they looking to attract more ITRC crews.

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    For sure the BRC should choose nice events and provide fine conditions to privateers but getting Ford, Hyundai, VW/Skoda or Peugeot/Citroen UK importers into the series must be the main priority, as only manus can bring the key factor for success: media coverage.
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    I watched a recent round of the Belgian RC last night. They have a good entry of R5 cars, plus GT Class Porsches, BMW M-Cars and Historics.

    We have better roads for rally over here but the BRC could learn a lot from them in terms of organisation.

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    Belgium allow larger engine capacity hence all those lovely Porsches etc. We probably do have better roads here problem is none of them are currently being used for rallying.

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    The BRC 60th Anniversary is being 'celebrated' at the RallyDay at CastleCombe today......
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    The BRC 60th Anniversary is being 'celebrated' at the RallyDay at CastleCombe today......
    Probably more appropriate to hold a wake...

    I did RallyDay last year and it was great, far better than I'd imagined. Having Malcolm Wilson, Tanak, Elfyn Evans, JML and a 2017 WRC there certainly helped!

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    I was thinking of doing rallyday this year as only done it once about 15 years ago, but a Ģ25 ticket put me off and the weather forecast sealed the deal.
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    As I posted previously why hide it away at an event at a race circuit when the season is basically over? Oh yes I forgot it was probably free.

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    I do wonder how long it will continue - when you look at something like RallyLegend, it's not really comparable; sadly.
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
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