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    I read recently that Germany and Corsica are hanging by on their finger tips as a result of Japan and Kenya knocking on the door. While I semi understand Corsica with the three people spectating the stages and the logistics (even though it is one of my personal favorites), why Germany?
    Why boot out the best tarmac event in the calendar with loads of fans, excellent atmosphere and crowd control? We have too many copy paste gravel events, why boot out Germany? From what I have understood, Japan is intended to be a tarmac event, correct?

    Boot out Australia. It is retarded, boring and nobody likes it. It is hopeless logistically and like 50 percent of the 10 people annually spectating are always drunken morons that have passed out in on the actual stage road. Why is it even on the calendar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itix View Post
    I read recently that Germany and Corsica are hanging by on their finger tips as a result of Japan and Kenya knocking on the door. While I semi understand Corsica with the three people spectating the stages and the logistics (even though it is one of my personal favorites), why Germany?
    Why boot out the best tarmac event in the calendar with loads of fans, excellent atmosphere and crowd control? We have too many copy paste gravel events, why boot out Germany? From what I have understood, Japan is intended to be a tarmac event, correct?

    Boot out Australia. It is retarded, boring and nobody likes it. It is hopeless logistically and like 50 percent of the 10 people annually spectating are always drunken morons that have passed out in on the actual stage road. Why is it even on the calendar?
    Australia is supposed to be replaced by NZ in the same plans, if I'm not mistaken. I think it's only a one off, though.

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    Money talks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidbrice View Post
    Australian's buy 1.2 million new cars a year. It's one of the top per capita new car sales markets in the entire world (after the US).
    Top brands:
    - Toyota
    - Mazda
    - Hyundai
    - Mitsubishi
    - Ford

    NZ's buy 160,000 new cars.

    I can see why Australia is a favoured place to go...

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    but there are only 10 people on the stages and the stages and service park are middle of nowhere

    thats what the teams are complaining about Rally Australia, its just not only about car sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    but there are only 10 people on the stages and the stages and service park are middle of nowhere

    thats what the teams are complaining about Rally Australia, its just not only about car sales.
    How many more would you expect in NZ?

    It may have nice roads, but it's not known for its huge spectator numbers either.....

    I was there in 2012 (I'm from the UK, so not trying to push a pro-Aus theme here) and it was not exactly over-run with spectators, and the service park in Auckland was a disaster.

    We need to be careful to not attached some sort of 'golden glow' to something that was not really that good....

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    So it wouldn't be wrong to assume next year's calendar will be something like: MC, Sweden, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Sardegna, Kenya, Finland, Turkey, NZ, Japan, Spain & Ireland(?)

    If they say they don't want the island rallies and they boot out Corsica, by that logic, Sardegna should be out no? Why can't they leave Germany in the calendar? It's location is ideal to attract people from more than just Germany, they have very nice stages, Japan will be a Tarmac event anyhow, why not keep it & have more Tarmac events??
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