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    Motorsport suspended until at least end of April

    Motorsport UK have suspended all event permits until the at least the end of April.

    Official announcement here:
    https://www.motorsportuk.org/motorsp...vid-19-update/

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    Motorsport Ireland has done the same, suspended events until the 1st of June.

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    Motorsport UK - COVID-19 Update

    Following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension until at least 30th June.

    Head to http://motorsportuk.org to read more.
    T16 is the only member on my Ignore list.

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    The Scottish Rally Championship had cancellef the remainder of its 2020 season, having previously called off four of its seven rounds due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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    I expect most championships around the world will follow suit. Itís the big World- or Regional championships (ERC etc.) that are still trying to keep going - but I donít see that happening for the rest of this year.

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    https://www.autosport.com/national/n...orsport-return

    Rallysprints rather than Special Stage rallying.......Is/ would there the will for these? Haye park, Sweetlamb both held them, and the Malton Forest rally was originally a Rallysprint.

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    RALLY - GETTING BACK ON TRACK:
    Click here to read or download @ourmotorsportuk’s newly published plans to restart rallying in the UK...

    https://twitter.com/RallyingUK/statu...946316800?s=20

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    It'll be interesting to see how other countries approach this, but it's no surprise under any circumstances to see MSUK jump to put another nail in the coffin of rallying. At least it gives someone the opportunity to get some momentum behind another relaunch of the BRC in a few years.

    A well organised Rally Sprint Championship in the style of the old Mobil 1 Rally Challenge would be a nice idea though, under the circumstances, in the meantime. If done properly and presented professionally, it could be better than the current BRC! I shan't hold my breath though, as MSUK would probably only stretch to sending the work experience boy to stand up on Sweet Lamb and stream proceeding on the BRC Facebook page via his phone... How about a 2021 Mobil 1 British Rallysprint Championship, with evocative venues like Gale Rigg, Walters Arena, Sweet Lamb, Great Orme, Castle O'er, Drummond Hill, Torr Head, Tholt-y-Will...

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    Holding the events where speccies can be blocked makes sense from a social distancing POV but what happens when there is an off? Can only one marshal attend to the incident with the other 2 metres away? How will a car be moved after an incident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    How about a 2021 Mobil 1 British Rallysprint Championship, with evocative venues like Gale Rigg, Walters Arena, Sweet Lamb, Great Orme, Castle O'er, Drummond Hill, Torr Head, Tholt-y-Will...
    To be honest, I've always wondered why there wasn't a Rallysprint series; a single venue, no road miles, less costs, a car can be shared between two, etc
    You could even run a 2 day event at Walters as there are loads of roads in there. And talking of 'normal times' they can be a better spectating experience; 1 practice run followed by 3-4 timed runs, a lunch break, then the same again, but in the opposite direction. Haye Park & Sweetlamb were fabulous days spectating.

    However, back to the current situation, I've constantly stated that flexibility is the way to survive; events, if they can run, will have to be flexible - and multi stage events are seemingly out - so Rallysprints seem to be the only solution. Or not bother at all....

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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