i think everyone was worried about access to the stages before the rally but all the stages i was at were spot on that way no problems and some i didnt even have to be there hours before hand. the atmosphere was poor but it was a diff kinda rally to wat we are used too in the sense in some cases you were waiting in the pooring rain before you saw anything but then again you make your own fun i travelled with a group of20 had the craic but the last day was on my own and there was alot of none rally fans around me who only came out cause of rally ireland which is good but didnt expect the waiting around bit.
Rally ireland did what it had to do - it was a professionally ran event which went off with out any hitches (excluding the rally jacket feasco) which was what the doctor ordered and is why it was voted it the top 3 events of the year and is why a 'new comer' event is opening next years championship!!
the lack of atmos is really down to us being spoilt recently - In Ireland we are too used to seeing WRC cars on the stages so when the real deal comes to town its a bit of an anti climax
- if the wrc had of come to ireland a few years back when Mcrae, Sainz, Kankunnan and co were in Gp A's and the irish contingent were in M3's and the like the aptmosphere would have been off the scale - its just cause we're a bit too use to seeing wrcs on the stages here!
we should be glad to see the likes of loeb on the stages here as he will be in the history books for many years to come!!!
Bring out 20 of the best modified men before the rally kinda like the slowley sideways group, and you will have your atmosphere, the world talking about irish rallying and Ireland showcaseing the best thing about its rallying,
other than that it was alrite notting special apart compared to any other rally I was at last year after the first 6-7 cars went we were back to Donegal or Cork 20 standards anyway, Just my opinion