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    I was at Autosport International today. I feel incredibly lucky to have the WRC launch only 20 minutes drive away from my house! It was a bit manic for the launch, the area around the WRC stand wasn't very big so it was pretty crowded. I managed to stand on the side of a pick up truck to get something of a view... After that though it was a much more chilled out affair. The main Autosport stage (where they did the interviews) was a Hall away from the WRC area (where they did the launch and official signing sessions), so all the drivers and team members had to walk (or jog!) between the two, making them very accessible. Most of them were around until the mid afternoon, Elfyn and Teemu were there until the end, by which point they were just walking around casually not getting bothered by too many people. I got a picture with Seb Ogier, asked Malcom Wilson a couple of questions and got a Rally GB directional arrow signed by ALL the drivers on the front, and on the rear Malcolm Wilson, Mr Budar and Tommi Makinen, so all in a productive day!

    As for the cars, I think the Hyundai and Citroen, particularly the latter, look much better in person than in many of the pictures posted here.

    Here's some picture I took on my phone:











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    (EDIT: \/ Thanks Est, sorted now.)
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    cant see the pics man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    I was at Autosport International today. I feel incredibly lucky to have the WRC launch only 20 minutes drive away from my house!
    Lucky man! What about the Proton? How does it look and what’s their actual program for this year? Btw, nice pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Lucky man! What about the Proton? How does it look and what’s their actual program for this year? Btw, nice pics.
    Better in person than in the images, the proportions don't look quite so odd and it is a bigger car than it looks in most images (the height of it is deceptive). It appears professionally designed/built too, rather than looking like it was cobbled together in a shed. As I think has been said, one of the Mellors went on the stage and said the intention is to do APRC and a couple of WRC2 rounds in 2019 before considering a bigger program in 2020. He said they had no news on Drivers because they'd been focused on testing/development up until now, which they've apparently done a lot of. According to Colin Clark (he was host) he'd asked Marcus Gronholm about his test in the Proton and Gronholm's feedback was positive. Mellors said the main market for the car was the Asia Pacific, with the right hand drive being a selling point. Apparently there's been interest from Ireland too. And thanks!

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    WRC All Live on BT Sport red button this year: https://f1broadcasting.co/2019/01/13...ive-this-year/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    WRC All Live on BT Sport red button this year: https://f1broadcasting.co/2019/01/13...ive-this-year/
    Great news !

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    I have All Live and BT Sport on Cable, so it'll be interesting to see which has the better picture quality. Convenient either way as I haven't previously bothered loading up All Live on the TV, just watched on the computer and phone. That article suggests the All Live output is being taken in France and Greece too. Presumably Canal+ in France, with them providing their own commentary, as of all countries I can't see them broadcasting the English language version?

    Didn't Canal+ essentially do a forerunner to 'All Live' back in 2013 or '14 for Rallye de France Alsace?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Lucky man! What about the Proton? How does it look and what’s their actual program for this year? Btw, nice pics.
    Asia Pacific ids the focus for 2019 with the possibility of one or two WRC2 rounds only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    I don't like it at all.
    I agree. If the RedBull logo needs to be that large use those colors over the whole car. I do think it's better than all the black last year. That worked on a fifty year old Lotus cigarette box but it's not a very photogenic or appealing color for advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    I have All Live and BT Sport on Cable, so it'll be interesting to see which has the better picture quality. Convenient either way as I haven't previously bothered loading up All Live on the TV, just watched on the computer and phone. That article suggests the All Live output is being taken in France and Greece too. Presumably Canal+ in France, with them providing their own commentary, as of all countries I can't see them broadcasting the English language version?

    Didn't Canal+ essentially do a forerunner to 'All Live' back in 2013 or '14 for Rallye de France Alsace?
    Yep the promoter said yesterday Canal+ was showing every stage with French comms.

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