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    Quote Originally Posted by AL14 View Post
    Regarding logistics I fully understand the teams. I live in the mainland but I occasionally go to Sardinia because my parents and some old friends live there and it's very difficulty to do it for me as a private traveller, with no more than a luggage with me. I can imagine it's a nightmare for teams, also in terms of costs.
    I would completely support an event with nightmarish logistics if it brought something unique and desirable. Safari? Yes. Azores? I'm Sold. Sardinia? Well...

    Maybe it's just me but it feels like the most 'generic' rally on the calendar. Like, if you wanted to make a rally video game but you didn't want to go through the hassle of recreating real events and stages, you'd come up with something that looked like Sardinia. It's dirt. It's in the middle of the Mediterranean, right next to Corsica. I guess it's hard on the cars? But not exceptionally hard, the way Acropolis was. Sardinia back to back with Portugal reminds me of when we had Alsace back to back with Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnybobiche View Post
    I would completely support an event with nightmarish logistics if it brought something unique and desirable.
    its very easy to support something without having to organise it or finance it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnybobiche View Post
    Sardinia back to back with Portugal reminds me of when we had Alsace back to back with Germany.
    I think you're right, Sardegna and Portugal are just too similar in character especially one after the other.

    I remember San Remo being quite spectacular, but would it be too similar to Corsica if they brought it back now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    I think you're right, Sardegna and Portugal are just too similar in character especially one after the other.

    I remember San Remo being quite spectacular, but would it be too similar to Corsica if they brought it back now?
    Even Corsica is too similar to Corsica right now IMO.

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    I like Corsica, its good to have a rally thats a bit different to the others with longer stages etc.

    I know some people think its more exciting to watch 3 short stages than one long one, but if you feel that way you can just watch the split times from the long stage.

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    As long as they shuffle events a little bit that could be awesome. Not year after year the same story. I don't like Turkey being even on calendar but on the other side it will be interesting to watch after long time that something new is in the game.

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    Could the Sardinian organisers work at deal with the San Marino Rally Legend to alternate years?

    https://youtu.be/MODnFR78iQU (Rally Legend 2017 )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    Could the Sardinian organisers work at deal with the San Marino Rally Legend to alternate years?

    https://youtu.be/MODnFR78iQU (Rally Legend 2017 )
    I don't think that is realistic. Rallylegend is already very crowded with lots of traffic and people between the stages and everywhere, with WRC it could be much more crowded. IIRC one of the reasons Sanremo was replaced with Sardinia was that the roads in the area couldn't handle the amount traffic generated by spectators driving between the stages.

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    Went straight to Le Mans after the rally so a bit late to the party with some photos. If anyone still cares haha.

    Happy to have ticked this event off - especially given it won't be around much longer.

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    My rally photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94998505@N03/albums

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    Nice photos 👍

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