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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Yes, it was - they started the live coverage in October 2008, at Valais; and it looked very promising. Then, we had the Monte with live coverage of all but one stage. However, not every event was like that.
    I can't remember how many events, since the relaunch of the in ERC in 2013 they covered live; but it was definitely a downgrade in coverage.
    At that time the IRC was a real competition to the struggling WRC. The works teams came to the IRC and a lot of money came with them too. When the WRC got back in shape and the IRC/ERC became again a playground of privateers and youngsters, there was naturally a lot less money in the game than before.

    The live IRC footage was mostly paid by the event organizers, be it Monte Carlo, Cyprus or other events. Where the organizers didn't find the money there was no live footage. Simple as that. We do remember the highlights of the IRC era but those live TV events counted for only a minority of the events in the calendar. The majority had no live footage even in the golden IRC era.
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    Yes, if the organiser didn't have the money, then no live TV; I remember being disappointed that there was no live coverage of Circuit of Ireland.....but if there's no money.....

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

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    For existing rally fans this seems a good thing, as at least the full 'live stage' coverage will be top quality. And its extra 'free' rallying for WRC+ subscribers.

    Eurosport have done ok with their live YT/FB shows but it was far from the WRC+ quality.

    The only drawback is for those that don't or can't pay, and also the reduction in new fans that the free coverage may have brought in.

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    Here you go fellow wonks, 2022 Regional Rally Sporting Regs:

    https://www.fia.com/sites/default/fi...ulations_0.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    So much for adding a 9th round, and as much as I'm happy to see Azores, we could do with another country instead of going to Portugal twice (for Fafe), perhaps Cyprus? Maybe Corsica? Didn't they also talk about adding Ypres back to the ERC after this year?
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    For existing rally fans this seems a good thing, as at least the full 'live stage' coverage will be top quality. And its extra 'free' rallying for WRC+ subscribers.

    Eurosport have done ok with their live YT/FB shows but it was far from the WRC+ quality.

    The only drawback is for those that don't or can't pay, and also the reduction in new fans that the free coverage may have brought in.
    According to the press release on fiaerc.com: ‘The Power Stage will be broadcast live on international networks as well as on WRC+ All Live.’

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    I did not like that the cars in most classes must use tyres from a FIA appointed brand.
    It takes away the option of a crew to get tyres sponsed from a company. Tyres has become a big part of costs for a privateer.

    Here in Norway 1 winter rally tyre now cost 5000 NOK, aprox 500 euro, so 2000 euro foa a set of Pirellis or Michelins.

    I am not sure how a deal like this works, do cometitors in WRC and ERC get better prices, or does a sponsordeal like this only mean money for FIA?

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    Familiar face takes ERC manager role

    With the departure of Eurosport Events as ERCs series promoter, long-time championship co-ordinator Jean-Baptiste Ley also exited stage left, necessitating a new captain to steer the ship.

    The WMSC bulletin confirmed that Iain Campbell will take the reins, a man with decades of rallying experience.

    Iain campbell
    In addition to his stints as manager of the British Rally Championship and as Rally GBs clerk of the course, hes also officiated several WRC rounds as chair of the stewards.

    Were not planning huge changes for 2022 but Ill be keeping a keen eye on ideas for the future as the season progresses, said Campbell of his new appointment. Its great to take up this role at the start of WRC Promoters ERC tenure and I cant wait to get started.

    Campbell will take up his new role in January.

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/what-...-for-rallying/

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