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    Rally Japan 2022

    Stage names and start times have been announced but not stage distances
    https://rally-japan.jp/en/news/topic...les-confirmed/
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    Rally Japan itinerary:
    http://planetemarcus.com/saison-wrc/...ye-japon-2022/

    19 Stages covering (just) 283.27Kms with Friday being the longest day at 130kms. Shame it's not a longer rally, after all it is a pretty long haul to Japan, would've been nice to see 40-60kms more of competitive tarmac action.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    Rally Japan itinerary:
    http://planetemarcus.com/saison-wrc/...ye-japon-2022/

    19 Stages covering (just) 283.27Kms with Friday being the longest day at 130kms. Shame it's not a longer rally, after all it is a pretty long haul to Japan, would've been nice to see 40-60kms more of competitive tarmac action.
    this wrc events are getting in terms of stage km’s more and more ridiculous. a saturday with just 80km is a joke. same thing with new zealand. I know the days with 500km are over. but for a global rally championship at least 320km – 350km of special stages should be done.
    Last edited by bearclaw; 13th September 2022 at 10:07.

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    It's all the more frustrating considering it's the last round of the year. It's not like they need to wrap things up early and get the cars / teams back to Europe quickly, in order to turn them around for another event. The money to get them out there and back is already spent, another night in the hotel shouldn't break the bank.

    Why not make it 350km... run an extra leg into the early hours of Monday morning in Japan (ideal for TV - 1:00 Japan time is 18:00 CET)... imagine these cars with lamp pods on, brake discs glowing in the dark, crews having to work hard until the very last moments, all the more exciting if it somehow ends up being a championship decider.

    Instead we'll have a pretty bland Sunday, finishing before most of us have even got out of bed. Terrific. Doubtless the itinerary will be unnecessarily long and stressful for everyone working on the event to 'optimise' it for All Live, despite the fact that all but a 2.75km park super special will take place between the hours of 23:00 and 8:00 in Europe... which, whether we like to admit it or not, is where the vast majority of paying subscribers live...

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    They (WRC Promoter) have their template, and they won't change it. For anything......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouvreur View Post
    Why not make it 350km... run an extra leg into the early hours of Monday morning in Japan (ideal for TV - 1:00 Japan time is 18:00 CET)... imagine these cars with lamp pods on, brake discs glowing in the dark, crews having to work hard until the very last moments, all the more exciting if it somehow ends up being a championship decider.
    And people just cried over a boring Sunday of three stages in Greece...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouvreur View Post
    It's all the more frustrating considering it's the last round of the year. It's not like they need to wrap things up early and get the cars / teams back to Europe quickly, in order to turn them around for another event. The money to get them out there and back is already spent, another night in the hotel shouldn't break the bank.

    Why not make it 350km... run an extra leg into the early hours of Monday morning in Japan (ideal for TV - 1:00 Japan time is 18:00 CET)... imagine these cars with lamp pods on, brake discs glowing in the dark, crews having to work hard until the very last moments, all the more exciting if it somehow ends up being a championship decider.

    Instead we'll have a pretty bland Sunday, finishing before most of us have even got out of bed. Terrific. Doubtless the itinerary will be unnecessarily long and stressful for everyone working on the event to 'optimise' it for All Live, despite the fact that all but a 2.75km park super special will take place between the hours of 23:00 and 8:00 in Europe... which, whether we like to admit it or not, is where the vast majority of paying subscribers live...
    They should make 300kms a minimum for long haul events and B) I'd make it mandatory to have night time stages on tarmac rallies, no dust issues, and in the winter with rain adding to the challenge would make it a proper event. Highly doubt that the FIA/Promoter will change that though, all they seem to care about is having permanent car numbers written on them, etc.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Most of the route is in so dense forest, that during cloudy weather first/last stages of the day should be like night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    They should make 300kms a minimum
    Or they could remove this rule to be honest with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRCStan View Post
    Or they could remove this rule to be honest with people.
    This rule doesn't exist, they limit rallies to 350kms.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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