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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post
    Rallying is already a small sport for the enthusiast
    That's not true at all. It's the second most popular motorsport after F1.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    That's not true at all. It's the second most popular motorsport after F1.
    lol... motogp, nascar, indycar anyone ?
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    If rallying will become a narrow sport, it surely will have historic cars competing on special rallies. Letīs wait and see how narrow it will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    That's not true at all. It's the second most popular motorsport after F1.
    Nonsense. Maybe in your country it is, but globally not a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post
    Nonsense. Maybe in your country it is, but globally not a chance.
    That's what CitroŽn stated in their study few years back. It was likely related to the markets where CitroŽn is active but definitely not for my country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    That's what CitroŽn stated in their study few years back. It was likely related to the markets where CitroŽn is active but definitely not for my country.
    Citroen like to pull out of wrc every so often and concentrate on other Motorsport. Citroen is french, we've had a French world champion for the last 15 years.

    You only have to look at any Motorsport website with a forum or comments section to see wrc is well down the order. Take crash.net for instance, wrc nowadays gets no comments whatsoever, and their journos can't even be bothered to write stories until they are about a week old anymore.
    This site seems to be the exception where it comes to the amount of interest and comments rallying generates

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    You can’t take popularity based on comments.
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    I could be very wrong, but it's not about being a niche or not, I think that other than the "sound" there will not be the cultural background for shaping the rally as it is now and as it has been the decades before.
    There is no more symbol of the car as the freedom of the individual, the car will not represent anymore your status in the society, there will not be the masculine culture around it. Sounds and performance of actual engine fits perfect with that rapresentations, electric cars and automatic cars don't. This is why in my opinion there will be some huge change.

    (Regarding rally as the second motorsport, they were referring to the car motorsports and not in general, so motogp is not taken into consideration. It sounded a little weird to me that Nascar and all those american things were behind WRC in terms of popularity but maybe they are more confined into US borders than WRC into European/Oceania).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post
    Citroen like to pull out of wrc every so often and concentrate on other Motorsport. Citroen is french, we've had a French world champion for the last 15 years.

    You only have to look at any Motorsport website with a forum or comments section to see wrc is well down the order. Take crash.net for instance, wrc nowadays gets no comments whatsoever, and their journos can't even be bothered to write stories until they are about a week old anymore.
    This site seems to be the exception where it comes to the amount of interest and comments rallying generates
    I font know how reliable is to use crash.net as example here. As a fan of rallysport I am not following that site because there is almost no information about rallysport. So when I am not following circuit racing, there is no sense for me to visit that page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    You can’t take popularity based on comments.
    And especially from a website which is basically useless for WRC fans.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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