In the headlines?

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

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

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