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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintexmemory View Post
    Forget the WRC2 the worst aspect is the 350km maximum of stage mileage. As a cost saving!!!
    There is nothing new about it. Except Monte Carlo all other events +/- fit inside 350 km already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    I hope not too, but then why have they only mentioned current spec cars use in the WRC2 privateer series? Besides, the Fabia tested in Portugal a couple of weeks ago didn’t look/sound as a current spec R5.

    From the FIA PR:
    “Building on the success of the R5 car, a new WRC 2 Pro Championship for Drivers, Co-Drivers and Manufacturers will be created as a platform for registered R5 manufacturers.
    The same specification R5 car will continue to be used in the FIA WRC 2 Championship. This championship will be solely for private entrants, with the intention being to attract more drivers from national and regional championships.”
    There is nothing implicating different rules for WRC2 Pro. You understand it wrong as pointed out by tc10a.

    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Hmm, but then how do you define a manufacturer entry? The Citroen R5s are run by PH Sport and the Hyundai by BRC (I think), even Katsura and Arai are not run by a works team but are they true privateers?
    All cases I named are completely clear because those were entered under the manufacturer's name. There is probably no other way how to distiguish them but is that even important? The WRC2 Pro will be for sure much more prestigious and it doesn't make much sense for a manufacturer to use a hidden entry to win the privateer title.

    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    The FIA release talks about attracting privateers and national champions, but isn’t this what ERC is for?
    WRC is not ERC. If I want to take part in WRC it means I want to be in WRC. Simple as that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    A distincton between manus and privateers in WRC2 make sense but it could be done in a simple way, through a privateer cup inside WRC2 (a bit like ERC28 on the ERC).
    Such cup would probably didn't attract many competitors. You need to give them something worth fighting for and the WC title is that. Some obscure cup trophy is not.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Still no round in Eastern Europe. Crowds of spectators clearly doesn't make a difference for a sport that is rapidly loosing popularity.

    Great job FIA! Couple more years and there will be no WRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toku View Post
    great job fia! Couple more years and there will be no wrc.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToKu View Post
    Still no round in Eastern Europe. Crowds of spectators clearly doesn't make a difference for a sport that is rapidly loosing popularity.

    Great job FIA! Couple more years and there will be no WRC.
    Genuine question, is the WRC gaining in popularity or declining. I thought it had grown over the last five years or so?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToKu View Post
    Still no round in Eastern Europe. Crowds of spectators clearly doesn't make a difference for a sport that is rapidly loosing popularity.

    Great job FIA! Couple more years and there will be no WRC.
    That's not even funny. How could You come to such conclusions is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToKu View Post
    Still no round in Eastern Europe. Crowds of spectators clearly doesn't make a difference for a sport that is rapidly loosing popularity.

    Great job FIA! Couple more years and there will be no WRC.
    Lol. The sport is growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToKu View Post
    Still no round in Eastern Europe. Crowds of spectators clearly doesn't make a difference for a sport that is rapidly loosing popularity.

    Great job FIA! Couple more years and there will be no WRC.
    You started well but ended misearbly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    There is nothing implicating different rules for WRC2 Pro. You understand it wrong as pointed out by tc10a.
    Time will tell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Such cup would probably didn't attract many competitors. You need to give them something worth fighting for and the WC title is that. Some obscure cup trophy is not.
    Iíve mentioned a cup but it could be called championship or whatever; what Iím trying to say is that thereís no need for a total split in current WRC2 and privateers should still run inside the main series, while having a special competition for them (exactly like E28 inside ERC, which is far from being obscure).
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToKu View Post
    Still no round in East Europe.
    I would agree in this statement. Tsjekkia or Poland would be good.
    Japan with maybe two manufacurers would also be good.
    I would like to see a rally in North America as well.


    Maybe FIA need to revisit the rotation plan
    https://www.motorsportforums.com/sho...mp-Max-Moseley
    But it is hard to be able to keep a organiser staff in place if they are not in business every year.

    How much money is left for organizers on the bottom line, anything?
    www.parcferme.no

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