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    If they're taking it really serious, I'm expecting them to hold a rally one of a few weeks before Rally Sweden next year.

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    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/the-w...nd-in-circles/

    Once again, David Evans says WRC should start running on Rally2 cars...also rumors that Hyundai might quit when hybrids arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    If they're taking it really serious, I'm expecting them to hold a rally one of a few weeks before Rally Sweden next year.
    True. They do Snow Rally once a year. Could be that one.
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    Östersund has own airport. For spectators from Nordic countries coming by car distances are quite resonable.
    Östersund and distances by car;
    Trondheim - Östersund is about 260K
    Sundsvall - Östersund 190K
    Stockholm (Arlanda) - Östersund 530K
    Compared to Rally Finland coming by ferry to Turku or Helsinki you have to travel about 300-330K to Jyväskylä.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/the-w...nd-in-circles/

    Once again, David Evans says WRC should start running on Rally2 cars...also rumors that Hyundai might quit when hybrids arrive.
    David Evans (Dirtfish) keep pushing this rally 2 idea out there. Almost OTT about it considering I haven't heard of any chance of that now happening.....

    The drivers don't want it, I was under the impression the teams don't want it, and neither do the FIA/stakeholders?

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    Could Dirtfish have some agenda with this? Would they benefit from Rally2 becoming the main class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Could Dirtfish have some agenda with this? Would they benefit from Rally2 becoming the main class?
    I can't see how they would benefit..., but the way they are continually forcing the issue makes it seem that way?

    This has been going on for months now.

    I find it even stranger because I was sure Evans was always huge on the spectacle of the current top class, and always recognised the need to go hybrid or move in that direction of some sort.

    Maybe I am reading too much into it, but perhaps there's someone in the background behind David Evans/ Dirtfish, that are wanting this agenda pushed? Dirtfish is the perfect outlet to do that, but christ knows who that could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Could Dirtfish have some agenda with this? Would they benefit from Rally2 becoming the main class?
    Only benefit is clicks and eyes on their website
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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Maybe I am reading too much into it, but perhaps there's someone in the background behind David Evans/ Dirtfish, that are wanting this agenda pushed? Dirtfish is the perfect outlet to do that, but christ knows who that could be.
    Maybe this article timing, only a few days after a long interview with Mr. Wilson (a public defender of a R5+ concept) isn’t a coincidence.

    Anyway, what puzzles me is to see Evans forgetting to mention that ’22 rules were developed by the FIA on a permanent compromise with the teams; most likely none is 100% happy and all are worried about Covid impacts but we can still remember hearing them refusing to delay the new rules, arguing that manus are eager to have Hybrids on the stages: https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/m-spo...wrc-spectacle/.
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    Craig Breen agreed with former Subaru sporting director and Toyota team manager George Donaldson when he urged WRC to give consideration to running Rally2 cars.

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/breen...rally2-future/
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