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    https://youtu.be/C0FLJnOxC8k

    Video (not mine!) which features all the top crews having their big moments on SS7. Lucky there wasnt a big smash here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal yet again View Post
    https://youtu.be/C0FLJnOxC8k

    Video (not mine!) which features all the top crews having their big moments on SS7. Lucky there wasnt a big smash here.
    Indeed, especially the Mk1 & Mk2 Escorts and the Impreza ! Shouldn't the marshals have been trying to warn approaching crews of the danger of that corner ?

    The videos were already sent on WhatsApp before drivers had reached the end so they could even have warned those still to start.

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    TBH the guy with the flag should have been down the road if possible to alert crews but guess the location didnt allow for that. All a bit iffy and they risked getting flattened if they stepped out of the field by the looks of it.

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    The Pokerstars Rally has been renamed Chris Kelly Memorial Manx Stages for this year and has a generous 212km itinerary lined up!

    https://www.ewrc-results.com/timetab...x-stages-2022/

    https://www.manxautosport.org/chris-...h-island-test/

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    Some classic stages there and will probably be wet at that time of year so a proper test!

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    https://msnrallychamp.co.uk/2022/08/...lies-continue/

    Not great news, but at least the events will still run; but a reminder that the sport has relied on volunteers for far too long.

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

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    I'm somewhat surprised (if) MSVR aren't taking up organising it themselves, surely it'd be a decent enough money spinner for the winter months?

    Were these the organisers involved in the controversial/failed reimagining of the MSUK Asphalt Rally Championship?
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    The Oulton and Cadwell "Fireworks" events will stand alone as big draws as much for the fireworks as the rallying. Brands Hatch also but the rallies at Anglesey and Snetterton am not so sure how big a box office draw they would be gate wise.

    The problem I guess is that old chestnut of would crews pay a bit extra to attract a professional or semi pro organisers in the absence of a major headline sponsor. Think judging by the standard response on the BRF to that question the answer would be an emphatic no!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal yet again View Post
    The problem I guess is that old chestnut of would crews pay a bit extra to attract a professional or semi pro organisers in the absence of a major headline sponsor. Think judging by the standard response on the BRF to that question the answer would be an emphatic no!
    For series like the BRC, and even this Circuit championship, I think that is the only option. It's 2022, the sport can't be expecting people to give up their time for free. And if they do, look at what has started to happen. Some of those on the BRF are living in a time warp - is it any wonder the sport is where it is at?
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    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Rally organising, especially working as volunteers, is a tough and often thankless task nowadays. Even in Ireland where rallying seems much more popular than here, they are finding it a real struggle, both financially and logistically.

    The CoC at the recent Cork 20 was saying how mega-stressful it was and issues like marshals not turning up for half of the junctions on some stages was a total nightmare. Who would want to put themselves through it?

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