I read with interest David Evans’s article that safety on Rally Poland will come under the spotlight ( June 29).
I have been to this rally and have witnessed some truly worrying things. There were people standing on outside of corners, drunk, and they were getting stones and rocks thrown at them from the passing competitors. When a lady marshal asked them to move, they physically lifted her up and pushed her away.
There were spectator cars crossing the stage while it was live and after the top 10 cars had gone through. One of them got stuck and was pushed out of the way by spectators.
There was no respect for marshals. People stood in dangerous places were asked to move but the marshals were ignored.
There were also spectators stood on the road, and they were jumping out of way at the last moment.
I have been to a number of world rallies across the continent: Wales, France, Germany, Spain, Cyprus and Italy, as well as Poland. I have always felt they run like clockwork but I will never go to Poland again due to the behaviour on the stages.