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A New Direction In Rally Broadcasting

The Australian Rally Championship (ARC) has made an interesting announcement regarding the direction that the broadcasting of their events will be heading in 2016. Much like what the British Rally Championship (BRC) is doing this year on Channel 4, the ARC has relied in the past on terrestrial TV to broadcast their championship. In a...

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Would Official Tests Have A Place In The WRC?

While the WRC has been on its 6 week hiatus between Mexico and Argentina, I’ve taken the opportunity to fill the void with other forms of motorsport. Yes, there still is plenty of rallying going on in the world, most notably the upcoming Circuit of Ireland, but the warm weather of spring marks the beginning of...

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He’s Still Got It!

I’ll admit it, I have fallen guilty of being a “rally snob” from time to time. This distasteful habit can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s the rolling of the eyes when someone asks me, “Rally… you mean that X-games stuff… right?” At other times, it is a snide comment posted when...

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Should the WRC switch to RWD GT cars, because they sound nice and go sideways?

Every now and then, in talks and discussions covering the World Rally Championship (and often rallying in general), I hear complaints directed at current generation of rally cars; they are called boring, toy-like or otherwise not exciting enough. This part I do understand (to some degree) – maybe current WRC cars aren’t as wild as...

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So long, “massive, epic” 80 km special stage, you failed at… something

There is nothing good about supermassive special stages. They have no meaning and no purpose. They do not add any extra challenge. They also do not posses any sporting and, more importantly, commercial value. They’re pointless. And if you think they could be good for that holy “endurance” factor, nope, that’s sufficiently “covered in the...

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80 KM: Did It Live Up To The Hype?

As I write this, it’s Sunday morning and the last few WRC2 cars are making their way through the massive Guanajuato stage. We’ve been hearing about this one for weeks now. We’ve heard the statistics over and over again… 80km, the longest stage since 1986, etc… There certainly has been a lot of hype built up...

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