2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

2020 Rallying Thread (WRC, ERC and national rally)

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GravelBen

14,111 posts

184 months

Tuesday 31st March
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Top 10 shootout from the Leadfoot Festival hillclimb (Rod Millen's driveway) earlier this year, something to break up the covid-19 monotony...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJZDxuE2IDM

thepawbroon

746 posts

138 months

Tuesday 14th April
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Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally update

https://mailchi.mp/c2d0547bd7cb/beatsons-building-...


Drumroll

2,098 posts

74 months

Tuesday 14th April
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thepawbroon said:
Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally update

https://mailchi.mp/c2d0547bd7cb/beatsons-building-...
I am hopeful it will go, but my concerns are will you get enough medics, rescue and recovery crews. I can see a few rescue and recovery units going bust with the lack of events. The medics who have been working their butts off will need some down time, and the call for their services will be at a premium as everybody (not just motorsport) will be wanting them. The same applies to rescue and recovery units really.

Marshals as well may be an issue, it is an expensive event for everyone and if money is tight a lot of people may not be able to afford to do Mull.

Having said all that I do really want to see the event go.

Ranger 6

6,160 posts

203 months

Tuesday 14th April
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I'd booked my ferry before CV-19 hit...... laugh

adamfoster009

2 posts

3 months

Wednesday 15th April
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Alfa Romeo championship is going to continue its consecutive 39th years, very pleasant and exciting moments for drivers and spectators. This Alfa Romeo motorsport will be on all the major UK circuits from April to November 2020.

velocemitch

2,872 posts

174 months

Wednesday 15th April
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adamfoster009 said:
Alfa Romeo championship is going to continue its consecutive 39th years, very pleasant and exciting moments for drivers and spectators. This Alfa Romeo motorsport will be on all the major UK circuits from April to November 2020.
April, really?

And isn’t this the rally thread? If there is an Alfa Rally championship in the UK I’d be delighted to hear about it.

avenger286

406 posts

57 months

Friday 17th April
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Ranger 6 said:
I'd booked my ferry before CV-19 hit...... laugh
Not that keen lol but accommodation was booked last year, still need to finish building the car though eek

fttm

1,994 posts

89 months

Thursday 23rd April
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11 times National Tarmac Champion John Price sadly passed away Tuesday after a long illness . Renault Alpine , Porsche 911 , Renault 5 Turbo and Maxi , GrpA BMW M3 , and those mighty Metros , Some character was JP who really did love his chosen sport , I was at a presentation for his 600th rally (Wexford) early 90s , wonder what his final tally was ? RIP JP

velocemitch

2,872 posts

174 months

Thursday 23rd April
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I wonder who has done the most events in their life time?
I know Peter Scott quite well, he’s done well over a thousand now, from winning the circuit of Ireland to local club scatters.

Still a pain in the arse mind..... biggrin

df76

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2,276 posts

232 months

Drumroll

2,098 posts

74 months

Monday 18th May
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Well from reading the guidance the only rallies I can see happening this year are circuit based ones.

ArnageWRC

1,087 posts

113 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Drumroll said:
Well from reading the guidance the only rallies I can see happening this year are circuit based ones.
What about single venue/forest Rallysprints?

Drumroll

2,098 posts

74 months

Tuesday 19th May
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The problem I see is if you have any incident is all the cleaning etc that be required etc.


df76

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2,276 posts

232 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Drumroll said:
The problem I see is if you have any incident is all the cleaning etc that be required etc.
I agree. I can't see anything happening which can't be managed within a single venue. The intervention systems will require that.

velocemitch

2,872 posts

174 months

Tuesday 19th May
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From the information I have seen the biggest issue with any form of rallying is the fact it will be impossible to social distance in a car.
They appear to be saying until the social distancing rule is relaxed there will be no rallying.

As I see that means the UK alert system needs to be down at 2.

There are a lot of people in the rallying community who have written it off for 2020. Some say even longer.

It’s not good.

Drumroll

2,098 posts

74 months

Tuesday 19th May
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velocemitch said:
From the information I have seen the biggest issue with any form of rallying is the fact it will be impossible to social distance in a car.
They appear to be saying until the social distancing rule is relaxed there will be no rallying.

As I see that means the UK alert system needs to be down at 2.

There are a lot of people in the rallying community who have written it off for 2020. Some say even longer.

It’s not good.

Yep just a few rallysprints if anyone can be bothered to go through all the hoops.

ArnageWRC

1,087 posts

113 months

Wednesday 20th May
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To be honest, I can't see many clubs bothering changing their events to a rally time trial/ rallysprint.
And, at the moment, the current guidelines mean no British WRC round - though there are 5 months until it runs; and things will/can surely change.

Skylinecrazy

13,660 posts

148 months

Friday 22nd May
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I read something yesterday about Latvala having tax issues and having some of his personal collection seized?

Can’t find it now!