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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    For the R5 drivers, and their sponsors doing ERC must be a much better deal. WRC2 is totally neglected for airtime.
    The manufacturers will see and pick up the best talents also from ERC!
    Some way yes, but:

    How many people watch ERC? and WRC? Is WRC audience 10x bigger ?

    What about followers? How many visitors ERC.com ? WRC.com?

    Difficult to compare. WRC2 you will minimum or less airtime.
    Situation is probably different in every country, in Finland WRC2 is maybe bigger thing than ERC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Some way yes, but:

    How many people watch ERC? and WRC? Is WRC audience 10x bigger ?

    What about followers? How many visitors ERC.com ? WRC.com?

    Difficult to compare. WRC2 you will minimum or less airtime.
    Situation is probably different in every country, in Finland WRC2 is maybe bigger thing than ERC.
    Yes, it is different. But it is not only about airtime. There is lot of followers of WRC.com or WRC events, but how many of them are interested/following WRC2? Everything there is focused on WRC cars and drivers...

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    The best young talents currently in WRC came from ERC - Lappi & Breen. Its a good proving ground for Driver's and ideal for them to show what they can do.

    But as for publicity ERC is nothing - hence why no proper Manu entries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    The best young talents currently in WRC came from ERC - Lappi & Breen. Its a good proving ground for Driver's and ideal for them to show what they can do.

    But as for publicity ERC is nothing - hence why no proper Manu entries.
    Lappi drove in ERC cause of Skoda was in as a manufacturer and when R5 came out they left for WRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    The best young talents currently in WRC came from ERC - Lappi & Breen. Its a good proving ground for Driver's and ideal for them to show what they can do.

    But as for publicity ERC is nothing - hence why no proper Manu entries.
    WRC2 is much more nothing, especially for publicity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    But as for publicity ERC is nothing - hence why no proper Manu entries.
    For publicity, vs WRC, ERC is nothing, but vs. WRC2 not so.

    In terms of promoting the Skoda brand (rather than the R5 car) WRC2 could even be seen as a negative for Skoda as dedicated WRC2 coverage is almost zero.. and when they appear on the live stages they are almost always the slowest because they are up against the World Rally Cars.

    Anyway, I guess Skoda aren’t in WRC2 for promotion purposes these days.

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    At this point it's probably better to have Skoda in WRC2... They'd probably completely destroy any competition in ERC at this point. ERC is a good privateers championship now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    At this point it's probably better to have Skoda in WRC2... They'd probably completely destroy any competition in ERC at this point. ERC is a good privateers championship now.
    Yes, I am happy that Skoda is in WRC2. They are destroying also that championship as almost nobody has chance to beat their drivers...

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    Is not FIAs plan to have manufacturers in WRC level 1 and 2, juniors in 4 and forget the rest.
    ERC and other regional series are for privat teams, and not manufacturers.

    Making WRC2 a manufacurers series for talented drivers coming up, will at the same time make it more interesting for manufacturers to develop their own R5 car. Win-win also for regional series.
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