Ypres step too soon

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - David Evans

This kind of ques­tion couldn’t ac­tu­ally have come at a worse pos­si­ble time for me. Still reel­ing at our exit from Europe, I find I’m tread­ing the same path as BJ and that aw­ful West­min­ster seat-less Farage chap.

When I first heard about the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship go­ing to Ypres, I had my mis­giv­ings. As this first sea­son back un­folds I’m ever more cer­tain there should be Brcexit from Europe be­fore we even get there.

Ypres is a great, great rally and gen­uinely one of Europe’s best. But I don’t un­der­stand the need to ship our boys over there when we have equally bril­liant ral­lies on equally epic roads within the four cor­ners of this green and pleas­ant land.

I firmly be­lieve as we re­build the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship, we need to keep it Bri­tish. And, yes, I’m very well aware of how close Ypres is to the south coast of Bri­tain and, prob­a­bly how much cheaper it is to get there than, for ex­am­ple, the Isle of Man.

The Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship is build­ing above and be­yond what it’s been for a very long time. Don’t com­pli­cate that. And don’t put the BRC into the ERC’S shadow for a sec­ond rally in the sea­son, pro­vid­ing the Cir­cuit of Ire­land re­mains a round of both in 2017.

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