6th February 2019, 16:47
Originally Posted by SubaruNorway
6th February 2019, 16:59
Yup. Seems like it. FIA wants certain stuff. "We will swap stages that doesn't have an arena, or anything of big value to us". "We need to find new forest stages to use, mainly on the Friday but also Saturday and Sunday"
Originally Posted by Lead
Too bad really, as the Norwegian stages have been among the best in Sweden, both technically and condition-wise. But there are traditional rally stages, and not "arena stages".
6th February 2019, 17:27
Torsby, Hagfors and Likenäs have an ”arena”
6th February 2019, 17:29
The part before the finish of Svullrya is packed with people, also has big parking possibilities etc, could be considered an arena. Next to that they could bring back Kirkenaer, which was a real arena-stage and actually not boring at all.
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6th February 2019, 20:17
WRC Promoter is really about to fall into all the same traps from the early 2000s aren't they...?
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6th February 2019, 21:48
What was it? Rally ending super-specials?
Originally Posted by dodge33cymru
6th February 2019, 22:08
Arena stages... wow have they gone mad?
Originally Posted by Myrvold
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7th February 2019, 00:14
Calm down. In rally sweden just the bigger spectator places like Colins Crest Arena, Torsby Arena or the finish of Hagfors stage at the old ski slope etc. are called Arena.
Originally Posted by cali
For sure they want to keep this places. No one is talking about full arena stages - dont make anything up from nothing.
After some years with nearly identical itinerary, some change for 2020 is very positive.
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7th February 2019, 00:31
Giving up classic events in pursuit of new money, auctioning events around the world and bloating the calendar instead of focusing on the things that actually make the sport iconic. Thinking they were bigger than Monte Carlo being the epitome of it. But wrong thread, I'm looking forward to Sweden this year and hopefully for many more.
Originally Posted by steve.mandzij
But yes, rally ending super specials were awful too.
7th February 2019, 01:09
Like tc10a says, it's not a whole stage, in an arena. It's what they call a stage with an arena.
Originally Posted by cali
Here you can see the stages with and arena https://rallysweden.com/en/the-race/
So they would have to swap all Norwegian stages on Friday (so keep Torsby, that's it), swap Rämmen on Saturday and Likenäs on Sunday.
Though I do agree with tommeke the end of Svullrya can be considered an arena (and the spot I've been at for the last years are getting fuller and fuller!)