HAVE YOUR SAY WE NEED YOU! GET IN­VOLVED WITH MN MN SAYS... Rally Swe­den dilemma is a con­cern

WRITE TO US Mo­tor­sport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP As the pro­moter faces fi­nan­cial tur­moil, it is a wor­ry­ing sign for the sport

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The news that Rally Swe­den’s long-term fu­ture is in jeop­ardy is a wor­ry­ing sign for the sport as a whole. It is an iconic event that has been on the World Rally Cham­pi­onship cal­en­dar since the com­pe­ti­tion was cre­ated in 1973.

There has been much hand-wring­ing over cer­tain events, such as Cor­sica, and it all comes down to how much the pro­mot­ers are ask­ing for to host events. It is a com­mon com­plaint and one that is not only re­stricted to the World Rally Cham­pi­onship ei­ther. Just look at the trou­ble the Bri­tish Rac­ing Driv­ers’ Club has had to en­dure to pro­tect the fu­ture of the Bri­tish Grand Prix.

Of course money talks in all forms of mo­tor rac­ing, but when the scales get so im­pos­si­ble that some of the sport’s truly leg­endary events are fac­ing dif­fi­cult fu­tures, it could rip the heart out of the sport that we all love so much. Matt James, Deputy Editor

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Bob Sketch­ley’s shot from Brook­lands Peter Figg’s shot from the re­cent rally at Brands Hatch

The BRSCC’S cham­pi­ons crowned Sa­man­tha Nudd took this shot from test­ing at Snet­ter­ton

A clas­sic ral­ly­ing Ford, pho­tographed by Gra­ham Lo­max

Matt and new wife Cather­ine Shin­nor sent in this photo from their re­cent trip to the Arc­tic La­p­land Rally Peter Figg’s shot from the re­cent Win­ter Stages event

James Lo­max sent in this pho­to­graph of a Metro 6R4

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