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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I have the same opinion.
    Why?

    I mean, competition wise it's stupid to have a single WRC car whose times cannot be compared to anyone, but it's a nice attraction for spectators. Or does it take away glory of the overall win from the local R5 drivers although they would get the highest points?

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    If it helps teams sell WRC's then it's good for a team like M-Sport.

    And what about all the pre-2017 WRC's ? They should have somewhere to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Why?

    I mean, competition wise it's stupid to have a single WRC car whose times cannot be compared to anyone, but it's a nice attraction for spectators. Or does it take away glory of the overall win from the local R5 drivers although they would get the highest points?
    Yes we had East Belgian Rally some years ago when Neuville started with WRC and the organisor told me some People didn't opt to sent entry because of that.

    And this is indeed made for Neuville to start with his WRC. Such things are for Eifel Festival not for Ypres. Really don't care about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Why?

    I mean, competition wise it's stupid to have a single WRC car whose times cannot be compared to anyone, but it's a nice attraction for spectators. Or does it take away glory of the overall win from the local R5 drivers although they would get the highest points?
    Yes, you have wrote some of the reasons. With this car, nobody can fight against you as these cars are so much better than others, so competition is smaller. Especially when the cars and their running is crazy expensive, so not big chance to have more cars. And in this case it is only about money, nothing else. It also take away glory of the other competitors/competition, which is usually more important on the events. Another reason is that this WRC cars are so much powerful, so they are destroying the roads very quickly...

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    Breen staying match-fit for WRC...

    https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/apri...8--12-12-.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/final/4...es-rally-2018/
    don't forget he's driving a real full factory supported car with unlimited budget and testing, against some privateers with far lesser means.
    That's one year ago. Everyone's improving, and there's the new VW Polo R5, while the Hyundai i20 R5 hasn't had any development anymore... And since they're going to let Thierry drive the WRC car in some own made-up event, it's clear Hyundai completely gave up on R5..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Even if it's just for show and a way to attract more spectators? What does it take away from anyone?
    Someone is driving a car that is 3 times more expensive, much more powerful and way faster than all other competitors. Can it even be called sport?
    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    +1. With R5 we see much stronger competition in all countries, 20 R5 cars in national events are not exceptions anymore. Many of those can sell these projects to sponsors because they can fight for wins/podiums. Add a few WRC cars and many of those would disappear. Just watch the results of national events in mid-2000s, where in most places WRC cars were allowed, but too expensive to run in big numbers...

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    Remember that Finland and France have announced that WRC cars can't score points for the championships. Ypres is even arranging a separate competition for them.

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    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...ute-for-return

    First time I've seen this mentioned, but alongside what we know about Mouton's opinion, a quote from "a source close to the event" that the rally will be around 500km. Presumably/hopefully that means 500km of SS, which would be good news! Still only going to use private estate roads though, which I fear will be different in character to the old Safari roads... I understand why though.

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