WRC: Fresh crisis over 2013 season

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  1. Steve

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    The crisis for 2012 began when WRC promoter North One Sport suddenly went under just ahead of the start of the season. The FIA stepped in and there was a mad scramble to arrange for timing and scoring, TV coverage, ETC. Things appeared to stabilize somewhat after the first couple rallies, but the deal arranged and proposed by the FIA for 2013 has rally organizers crying foul.

    Event organisers threaten to walk away from the World Rally Championship (AutoSport.com)
     
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    Sounds like Uncle Bernie has his tentacals around this one too....
     
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    Just curious. Where will all the WRC drivers go, if the WRC folds?

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    All I kept thinking as I was reading is that Bernie is somewhere at hand in this new contract.
     
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    If the teams thought they were having trouble getting sponsors and manufacturers to invest before, imagine what it's going to be like to even keep current levels of support given this kind of news. The FIA say they need manufacturers to step up but the manufacturers have threatened in past years to pull out if the WRC didn't get cheaper.
     
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    Heck I have some old Sunriser 400 route books. We can hold a rally right here in beautiful southern Ohio. :D
     
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    I think that tells us more about you than we needed to know..... :lol:
     
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    There's no better indicator of the issues surrounding the health of the WRC in 2013.

    Richards urges the WRC to get its house in order (MaxRally.com)
     

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