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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    A rally in NI would definitely be a tarmac event which might suit for next year if Germany and Corsica go
    There's also rumors of Catalunya becoming an all tarmac event and Japan will be a tarmac rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    There's also rumors of Catalunya becoming an all tarmac event and Japan will be a tarmac rally.
    I remember Catalunya on tarmac around Lloret and it was really great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    There's also rumors of Catalunya becoming an all tarmac event and Japan will be a tarmac rally.
    Catalunya has to be now imo, we need more tarmac. I like the idea of a mixed event but not when there's maybe only 2 full tarmac events in the championship. It would be a shame to lose Germany over Sardinia

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    I think that to have a mixed event is great - if it's a real mixed event (not what Catalunya is now).
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Funding is the big issue for Rally GB. It's basically only because of backing from the Welsh Govt (Visit Wales) that the rally has continued there for so long.

    Parts of England and Scotland have the forests, and N.Ireland has the roads, but do their regions have enough interest in rallying to provide the money to make it happen ?

    N.Ireland certainly has the interest, but as seen with the Circuit of Ireland event, it cant always find the funding to keep it running.

    PS. As for the type of rally, it would really have to be tarmac-only in N.I.

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    Eddie it's big difference to seak money for World-level event (no matter the sport) and anything more local/regional. You can't automatically compare that. Of course I don't know the state of things in Northern Ireland but I can imagine that it can be actually easier to fund a big world event than anything smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Eddie it's big difference to seak money for World-level event (no matter the sport) and anything more local/regional. You can't automatically compare that. Of course I don't know the state of things in Northern Ireland but I can imagine that it can be actually easier to fund a big world event than anything smaller.
    I would somewhat disagree about the ease of securing proper funding. Sure it's more attractive to be part (as a sponsor) of a truly global event than some local happening, but the size of the investment is also something else, which narrows the pool of potential partners quite a lot.
    ku ois neljä pyörää ku vetäis ni ois vähän eri sekunnit kyllä pätkillä, sen mä takaan

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    Seeing the number of organizers who are interested to join the WRC calendar, the return on investment must be quite good at the moment.

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    It would be extremely sad if Corsica and Germany would be dropped from calendar permanently. Both are spectacular rallies, Corsica has multiple nice route options - this year e.g. SS7 north from Bastia was really nice. Also Germany in vineyards is really special. For multiple reasons WRC should have more tarmac rallies overall. Good that Japan is coming in. Even Australia has a lot of nice mountain tarmac roads e.g. near to Brisbane, etc. Now WRC has way too many gravel rallies. Maybe it would be time to bring back the idea of rotating rallies every season in different countries and local areas, instead of killing the WRC spirit completely from some countries.
    Last edited by Japé; 15th May 2019 at 19:11.

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    As it has been proved a few times, rotating events does not work.
    Never stop dreaming because one day it might happen.

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