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WRITE TO US Mo­tor­sport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP Af­ter the WRC anger in Swe­den, com­peti­tors must unify

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Some (more) of the stages on Rally Swe­den last week­end were nearly can­celled as driv­ers were con­cerned about safety on the route. Weather had done its best to ruin the event and made some of the roads per­ilous.

Al­though there was no strike, for want of a bet­ter word, it brought to light an­other in­ter­est­ing is­sue. The ma­jor­ity of driv­ers were con­cerned that de­ci­sions had been taken by other par­ties, and they felt that their wor­ries about what lay ahead were not be­ing heard. And you can cer­tainly un­der­stand that point of view.

While it is all very well for the FIA big­wigs to say that team man­agers were con­sulted, they are not the driv­ers. Only the men at the wheel will know the size of the task they are be­ing asked to per­form. Team man­agers, by their very na­ture, are go­ing to have a to­tally dif­fer­ent agenda, much like the or­gan­is­ing teams who are run­ning the events – and pay­ing through the nose to do so.

The driv­ers will meet again in Mex­ico, and it is pretty clear that they will form their own body to look af­ter their own in­ter­ests, and I see noth­ing wrong with that. Matt James, deputy editor

Ash­ley Mor­ris took this shot from a very watery rally at Pem­brey in Wales Ge­of­frey Ben­gough’s Es­cort shot

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