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    Coming from a media perspective. If I'm threatened for my equipment I'd just happily hand it over. Insurance is key. Though if i'm kidnapped then that's a different story. No thanks
    GG: "I'm stinky! I needa good shower and nice bowl of pasta!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Huh? What's wrong with demanding closed roads for rallying?
    Todt is no Mosley. The lack of swastikas is a dead giveaway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Apparently there's security concerns over the rally. Not spectator safety issues, but threats of Somali terrorist groups. The rally organizers of course ensure everything will be OK.

    https://www.dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/s...turn-concerns/
    To me this was always the primary risk, though I can imagine the Kenyan Government throwing everything they've got at trying to keep it safe. I can imagine individual Police/Army escorts for each Priority 1 and 2 crew on public road sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    I can imagine individual Police/Army escorts for each Priority 1 and 2 crew on public road sections.
    That's what I thought as well. But then again, what the hell are we as WRC doing in countries where such arrangement is required? If police/army is needed to protect the competitors during the rally then just cancel the whole freaking thing.

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    The Al Shabaab shot up the US Military on the Kenyan coast not many weeks ago. They did the Nairobi mall attack also.
    The Kenyan drought and locust plague etc have probably made some of the local population have some tough circumstances and become 'opportunistic'.
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.Xl45AagzaUk

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    Where’s the sense of adventure?!

    When did rally people become such pussies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    Where’s the sense of adventure?!

    When did rally people become such pussies?
    There is a big difference between adventure and danger... They will have to be sure it remains mainly adventure and there is no big chance of an incident...

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    So we will have 316 stage kilometers. Very short for safari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tauri_J View Post
    So we will have 316 stage kilometers. Very short for safari.
    I never expected anything more. Again, imagine it's WRC Rally Kenya, not "Safari". Feels already a lot better.

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    I know, but I read an article a while ago where Mouton was asking for organisers to toughen up the route. I hoped for 400 at least, but oh well got to live with it.

    https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...outon/4372846/

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