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    pikes peak

    watch the great sebastien loeb,quality citroen wrc 9 time world champ
    take on the pikes peak hill climb where he smashes the record by 90 seconds
    he is in a peugeot 208, have to admit the race looked better when it was gravel,
    but it has been tarred from 2011 i think
    king of peak:sebastien loeb on board pov video/red bull motorsport

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    Formula 1 may be the money spinner and attract the big money but if you want the ultimate drivers then it has to be the rally drivers. They may not go as fast as the F1 guys but for car control and on the limit driving nothing beats it. It should get a lot more TV coverage and sponsorship yet doesn't for some reason.
    The glory days of the Lancia integrale and the Audi quattro fully blown monsters were a sight and sound to behold. The group B was for me the golden years of rallying with the above and the likes of the Escort RS 200 and even the lowly metro 6R4 showing the rest of Europe that the British could win.
    I have spent many a night back in Blighty watching the RAC rally at various sites around the UK freezing my nuts off waiting for cars to come screaming past.
    Ah happy days
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Fella View Post
    It should get a lot more TV coverage and sponsorship yet doesn't for some reason.
    F1 is a spectacle. Even "soccer" guys will sit in a bar and watch F1. On a different day/night when V8 supercars or rallying is on they couldn't give a feck.

    Bottom line? Rallying or any other motor sport like V8 or WTCC et al is for enthusiasts and there is more non-enthusiasts so the audience just isn't there.

    Plus there is WRC, European Rally Championship (which I believe is the old IRC) etc. and it is more costly to cover because of distance, outdoor nature etc.

    Rallycross is making a comeback so maybe something there in the future.
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    With modern tech for graphics and in car broadcast, they could probably do something to improve it and make it seem a contest.
    They can do it for sailing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Fella View Post
    Formula 1 may be the money spinner and attract the big money but if you want the ultimate drivers then it has to be the rally drivers. They may not go as fast as the F1 guys but for car control and on the limit driving nothing beats it. It should get a lot more TV coverage and sponsorship yet doesn't for some reason.
    The glory days of the Lancia integrale and the Audi quattro fully blown monsters were a sight and sound to behold. The group B was for me the golden years of rallying with the above and the likes of the Escort RS 200 and even the lowly metro 6R4 showing the rest of Europe that the British could win.
    I have spent many a night back in Blighty watching the RAC rally at various sites around the UK freezing my nuts off waiting for cars to come screaming past.
    Ah happy days
    I was fortunate(?) enough to be the Flying Finish flag waver for the RAC Lombard Rally in 1983 during the Stage through Inverness. An experience I shall never forget, perched on the outside of a right-hander with a 200ft drop. A couple of cars went past on their roof and I had to watch a rock picked up from one of the Audi's fly towards me and catch me squarely on the jaw...that hurt, but better than jumping down the 200ft drop.


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    I stopped watching it when they banned the group B cars. Just like I am slowly going off F one because of the constant rule tinkering and attempts to slow the cars down and reduce engine size and capacity. They are even trying to make it green. I used to go to at least two races a year till this year. Now I don't bother and even watching it on TV has lost its appeal. When they reduce the engines to V sixes that will be it for me I'm afraid.
    Missing the sound of a V ten racing down the straight at seventeen and a half thousand RPM spoils it a bit.

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    ^ innovation is the whole point of F1 Big Fella.
    Every year the rules are tinkered and every year the cars go faster with smaller power plants.
    All that tinkering eventually ends up in mercs, then mazdas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    ^ innovation is the whole point of F1 Big Fella.
    Every year the rules are tinkered and every year the cars go faster with smaller power plants.
    All that tinkering eventually ends up in mercs, then mazdas.
    I have to disagree my friend. It is killing the sport not making it any better at all. They are killing the racing spirit of F one. Most fans I know don't want small capacity engines that are fuel efficient they want huge gas guzzling monsters and wheel to wheel racing. With only the one tyre manufacturer now a lot of races boils down to who can manage their tyre wear the best and not who can drive round the track the fastest
    Thats not what I call racing

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    ^ F1 will be using hybrid engines before too long.

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    For me F1 is long dead already, although I still watch it at Spa.
    Le-Mans 24 still has its appeal.

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