Don’t hate the wait, enjoy the show

2015 Portugal Rallye copyright: Hyundai Motorsport
  • Alex Langheck

    As well as the wait, what about scheduling Portugal up against Monaco, and Indy….
    The WRC struggles as it is for coverage, having it up against them 2 iconic events isn’t clever. Is it too much to schedule WRC events away from F1??

    • wrblog

      Not the first time strange scheduling has happened and certainly not the last. With 13 events WRC should be flexible enough, but it takes a lot of planning and effort to set the dates straight for organizers, secure local support, etc. I would like to think it did not happen on purpose that WRC in Portugal got lined up against F1 in Monaco and Indy. But if it did happen on purpose, that’s also good, it means our sport is bloody awesome and hugely popular and it scares the shit out of the lobbies at the FIA.

      • Alex Langheck

        Nothing will threaten F1, you can be certain of that. Actually, from what I’ve read and seen on various websites/ forums/social media, it’s not the WRC that is ‘best of the rest’. The WEC is the one that is getting all the plaudits and interest. Maybe the WRC has missed its chance.

        • wrblog

          I refuse to think it has, but it must work and work hard and without stopping. Sport has its fans, but it needs more and it also needs a major presence in mainstream media, as much as possible. There is room for all top series – the more the merrier for any motor sport fan – but it takes effort to remain among the best and most popular disciplines. WRC+ and similar projects are a step in good direction, but there can always be more.

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