i think maybe its more like everyone has lost interest in world rallying...
whats there to talk about anymore..
its like watching a train set go around on xmas day- bored with it by night time..the tv coverage now is scarp iron all they show is drivers faces on board-i mean who gives a f*** what expressions seb loeb makes while going over a yump..we want to see the car flying over it, watching wrc you would swear it was a new sport the way they talk about it.. and virtual spectator- come on give us what we want to see....ahh enough said
yeah i must say meeke was very impressive in the his wrc car debut, and the return of colin was good for the sport but i dont know if the sport pull itself up especially with teams like citreon and peugeot not competing next year..we will have to wait and see but i personally dont watch it that much anymore, 4 manufacturers in it next year subaru, skoda, ford and mitsubishi thats not much and enough their lies the start of abig problem
removal of active diffs and the like next year should make it more interesting. Classic skills such as the scandinavian flick and left foot braking have almost become extinct in recent years with the new technology. Watch onboard with mcrae in legacy and compare with onboard in xsara. Amount of driver input is incomparable. Current cars more similar to motorised playstaions
The WRC is due for big changes. The rally 2000 spec cars are the cars for the future. No Turbos or electronics and cheaper. Toyota will be back, Fiat are in there, there is a new Lancia Integrale too. As the cars will be cheaper and less techno stuff, more makers will be in and soon you will have 10 or different makers in the WRC-more spectacle, more drivers, more fun. I find I hardly watch the WRC on TV these days as it has got so dull. Monte Carlo, Germany, Finland and Corsica this weekend is all I will be viewing this year.