Sordo: Poland must im­prove safety

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Hyundai star Dani Sordo has called on the FIA to look again at spec­ta­tor safety on Rally Poland.

The event ran un­der a yel­low card this sea­son and while there were im­prove­ments, Sordo said there were still ar­eas of sig­nif­i­cant con­cern for the Miko­la­jki-based rally.

“I like this rally,” he told MN. “But we need to keep the safety in mind – es­pe­cially with the new car com­ing. There are a lot of spec­ta­tors on this rally and some­times they are a lit­tle bit in the mid­dle of the road. We need to be care­ful, if not they will can­cel the rally and this will be a big dis­ap­point­ment for all of the fans.

“We need to re­mem­ber that safety is so im­por­tant. Some­times we see the fans be­ing crazy, like they want to feel the car – but if they feel they car, they will feel it only once. We need them fur­ther back, the FIA knows this and is work­ing on it.”

Poland’s ar­rival on the cal­en­dar was de­layed due to re­ported pro­moter fund­ing is­sues as well as safety con­cerns. Its July date was only con­firmed at last month’s World Mo­tor Sport Coun­cil meet­ing.

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