In the headlines?
Isn’t it about time the heavyweights of you in the motorsport press took on, or at least question, the FIA on the manner in which it is conducting world rallying?
The apathy shown by the lay press towards the victory by Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle on Rally Finland is simply a reflection on how rallying has been reduced to an also ran by the FIA.
It is simply too expensive, far too fast and yet it is unspectacular due to sticky tyres and sophisticated suspension systems.
Rallies have become too expensive to organise and the roads are becoming narrower and narrower due to the higher speeds.
Spectator zones are few and far between because of safety concerns.
Something has to be done before rallying withers on the vine. Dr Beatty Crawford Via email