I read with interest Jack Benyon’s article on too many events and championships ( December 7).
Is the road now clear, following the Lord Advocate’s decision not to prosecute rally organisers for the recent fatalities on stage rallies, for closed road events to blossom?
It is my view that one of the difficulties for rally organisers is dealing with roads that run through fairly highly populated rural areas.
As these roads often have multiple junctions over short distances that all need to be manned. Would it not make sense to take Tarmac rallying to more remote regions where fewer locals are inconvenienced by road closures and the number of signed-on marshals is kept to a minimum?
A rally around Loch Rannoch in Perthshire is a good example of where two 20-mile stages could be run in the morning.
That could be followed by a three-hour break to turn the route around and to let locals out or in, before closing once more