2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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Slippydiff

11,570 posts

181 months

Monday 2nd March
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Allyc85 said:
A very lucky and stupid man!!
This. Zero sympathy whatsoever.

adamfoster009

2 posts

7 months

Saturday 7th March
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Anyone participating in the Alfa Romeo championship 2020?

https://alfaracer.com/product/2020-championship-me...

velocemitch

3,021 posts

178 months

Saturday 7th March
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adamfoster009 said:
Anyone participating in the Alfa Romeo championship 2020?

https://alfaracer.com/product/2020-championship-me...
Think this in the wrong thread, this one is for Rallying.

rallycross

11,010 posts

195 months

Monday 9th March
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We should celebrate having a uk driver leading the 2020 WRC.

Great old clip here of his dad

https://youtu.be/pftejMNc0A0


ArnageWRC

1,170 posts

117 months

Tuesday 10th March
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rallycross said:
We should celebrate having a uk driver leading the 2020 WRC.

Great old clip here of his dad

https://youtu.be/pftejMNc0A0
How many people actually know? Look at the home page of Autosport - you'll be lucky to find anything regards rallying; I presume they've almost given up since recent departures.

Drumroll

2,383 posts

78 months

Thursday 12th March
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Unfortunately, it has just been announced that the North West Stages has been cancelled.

Really feel sorry for the organising committee who have put a lot of effort in to organising this event.

ArnageWRC

1,170 posts

117 months

Thursday 12th March
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I fear a lot of events will be cancelled, rather than postponed. It's 'easier' for circuit events to re-arrange events, than rallies who usually only have the choice of one particular date. And many clubs are going to suffer....

MartG

16,618 posts

162 months

Thursday 12th March
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Drumroll said:
Unfortunately, it has just been announced that the North West Stages has been cancelled.

Really feel sorry for the organising committee who have put a lot of effort in to organising this event.
Official announcement frown

http://www.northweststages.co.uk/legend-fires-nort...

DelicaL400

366 posts

69 months

Friday 13th March
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Drumroll said:
Unfortunately, it has just been announced that the North West Stages has been cancelled.
It's been postponed rather than cancelled.

Malcolm Wilson Rally still going ahead on Saturday, the virus is too scared to mess with Cumbrians biggrin


Edited by DelicaL400 on Friday 13th March 08:42

Allyc85

7,095 posts

144 months

Friday 13th March
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Rally Argentina now postponed too.

Ardennes92

343 posts

38 months

Friday 13th March
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But Mexico running, currently Neuville/Evans/Tanak

Drumroll

2,383 posts

78 months

Friday 13th March
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DelicaL400 said:
Drumroll said:
Unfortunately, it has just been announced that the North West Stages has been cancelled.
It's been postponed rather than cancelled.
The problem with rescheduling is fitting it in with other events. There is a limit to the number of medics, recovery and rescue units available. Moving everything to the end of the year, will put a lot of strain on all the volunteers.

RyanTank

2,843 posts

112 months

Friday 13th March
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Drumroll said:
The problem with rescheduling is fitting it in with other events. There is a limit to the number of medics, recovery and rescue units available. Moving everything to the end of the year, will put a lot of strain on all the volunteers.
Not just those listed above, even the basic foot marshal will be affected, I'm due to do Caerwent next weekend, it'll be the first event I can make with my work/life commitments since Rally GB, and very likely the only one until summertime.

The next issue then is schedule clashes meaning these officials have to chose between events, likely causing disruption to the other for probability of cancelling stages at least due to not being able to safely man it. the whole thing is causing a massive impact already and some events and clubs simply wont survive it.
If I were a club with an event scheduled this side of summer I'd be looking to pull the plug now before all the monies have been paid out to insurance, MSUK, printers, goodies etc etc.

Allyc85

7,095 posts

144 months

Friday 13th March
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Sad to see Lappi's Fiesta burning down at the end of the last stage. And worrying to hear the M-sport boss talk about the budget being tight to continue for the rest of the year.

weyland yutani

1,403 posts

122 months

Friday 13th March
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Neuville ran over a dog on stage 7, clear to see onboard frown

Shame to see Lappi's car destroyed by fire too.

Ardennes92

343 posts

38 months

Saturday 14th March
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Just as well Tanaks motor is holding up at the moment as the other 2 aren’t having much luck, sad about Lappi’s BBQ following a good run

Allyc85

7,095 posts

144 months

Saturday 14th March
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Apparently Lappi's Fiesta had done 4 events, and was a new build for Evans in GB!

It's been confirmed by the TV chopper crew that Neuville missed the dog, and it was seen running around afterwards! Shame the car let Thierry down later, as he was going well given his road position.

Allyc85

7,095 posts

144 months

Saturday 14th March
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/WRGBforum/permalin...

As close as it can get for the pooch! Mouton needs to have a word about staying onto a live stage!

Drumroll

2,383 posts

78 months

Sunday 15th March
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Last day of rally Mexico cancelled so teams can get back home.

df76

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2,558 posts

236 months

Sunday 15th March
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Drumroll said:
Last day of rally Mexico cancelled so teams can get back home.
Real shame, but fairly surprised that they managed to do any of the event. With Argentina being dropped already there’s now a two month gap until the next scheduled event. Fingers crossed that’s enough time. And i suppose that it being in Europe (Portugal) helps with logistics.