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14 rallies is a huuuge amount of rallies, drivers don't have any spare time, with PET, recce and rally, and then the costs, I think 14 rallies is enough, I'd rotate events for example Mexico and Chile, New Zealand and Australia, and then a random location, one year Japan another China another Jordania, so rookie drivers don't have the disadvantage of going through the stages for the first time against a lot of runs of the most experienced guys
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14 rallies is a huuuge amount of rallies, drivers don't have any spare time, with PET, recce and rally, and then the costs, I think 14 rallies is enough, I'd rotate events for example Mexico and Chile, New Zealand and Australia, and then a random location, one year Japan another China another Jordania, so rookie drivers don't have the disadvantage of going through the stages for the first time against a lot of runs of the most experienced guys
Of course it is, and all you said is true, but they aren't enough for rally fans ;)
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Dytut said:
http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/march-2018/neuville-test-crash/page/5323--12-12-.html

Well Neuville pushes in testing at least ;-)
Hopefully he has completed his mandatory number of crashes for the season :D

Glad to see the crew is ok, this just goes to show how tough WRC cars are... that looks like a very big hit.
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For the other rally's I think it would be awesome to max out the calendar and then swap rally's every year. I would think something like this.

Monte Carlo
Sweden - Canada
Mexico
Corse
Argentina - Chili
Portugal
Italy
Kenya - Japan
Finland
Germany
Turkey - Poland
Wales
Spain
Australia - New Zealand
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For the other rally's I think it would be awesome to max out the calendar and then swap rally's every year. I would think something like this.

Monte Carlo
Sweden - Canada
Mexico
Corse
Argentina - Chili
Portugal
Italy
Kenya - Japan
Finland
Germany
Turkey - Poland
Wales
Spain
Australia - New Zealand
Mexico Rally doesn't deserve as much as Argentina to get a fixed rally in my opinion
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https://twitter.com/OfficialWRC/status/982191944532045825?s=20

Well... looks like Loeb found another ditch to get stuck into after the one in the Dakar. I was hoping to see him battle with Ogier this rally
:/ , hopefully in Spain
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carpa said:
https://twitter.com/OfficialWRC/status/982191944532045825?s=20

Well... looks like Loeb found another ditch to get stuck into after the one in the Dakar. I was hoping to see him battle with Ogier this rally
:/ , hopefully in Spain
One positive at least is that Loeb isn't stealing points from the drivers who can challenge Ogier for the championship.
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dwkGravey said:
carpa said:
https://twitter.com/OfficialWRC/status/982191944532045825?s=20

Well... looks like Loeb found another ditch to get stuck into after the one in the Dakar. I was hoping to see him battle with Ogier this rally
:/ , hopefully in Spain
One positive at least is that Loeb isn't stealing points from the drivers who can challenge Ogier for the championship.
You know, I'm not the only rally fan in my house and I was discussing just that at dinner tonight. I think that drivers who don't do a program of, at least, enough rounds to mathematically secure the championship (assuming the same drivers always finish 1st and 2nd respectively), shouldn't be aloud to score points for said championship. They'll still be able to collect the prize for winning the event but points will only be distributed to drivers who are signed up for enough rounds and are actually commited to the title chase.

EDIT: Did the math, to be allowed to score points, you should commit to at least 75% of the championship. That's how I believe it should be.
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dwkGravey said:
carpa said:
https://twitter.com/OfficialWRC/status/982191944532045825?s=20

Well... looks like Loeb found another ditch to get stuck into after the one in the Dakar. I was hoping to see him battle with Ogier this rally :/ , hopefully in Spain
One positive at least is that Loeb isn't stealing points from the drivers who can challenge Ogier for the championship.
Well with the pace he has, he could have stolen points from Ogier himself... shame he's out. I totally see your point but from what I've seen in the WRC it's quite normal to have different people drive the cars during the course of the season and it usually isn't a big deal, it's just that Seb is too good to do just three rallies :D
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carpa said:
dwkGravey said:
carpa said:
https://twitter.com/OfficialWRC/status/982191944532045825?s=20

Well... looks like Loeb found another ditch to get stuck into after the one in the Dakar. I was hoping to see him battle with Ogier this rally :/ , hopefully in Spain
One positive at least is that Loeb isn't stealing points from the drivers who can challenge Ogier for the championship.
Well with the pace he has, he could have stolen points from Ogier himself... shame he's out. 
True, if Loeb won every rally he was in, it would have pushed Ogier and Neuville closer together in the standings. Win it or bin it, Loeb!
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I just finished watching the last stage. I can’t stop smiling at the fact that Evans always looks so scared when he is driving. I thought Evans did good for a new co-driver. I hope he picks up the pace in the coming rallies though, to aid Ogier in the manufactures fight.
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Hope the frustration doesn't turn into a problem for Neuville. He looks extremely frustrated not being able to keep pace with Ogier.
Tänak does look strongen and stronger, kind of like Neuville did last year. Wonder if he'll be the strongest contender to Ogier at the end of the season. But from how fast the Fiesta is now and how Ogier drives it looks to be extremely hard to challenge him for the title this year.

Looks hopeful that Lappi can be a real title contender next year when he has some more experience, he's starting to have some impressive speed at most rallies now. Still a bunch or rookie mistakes here and there for now.
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