LET­TERS Thanks from the MSA

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The week­end be­fore last, the sun shone down on Bri­tish ral­ly­ing, show­ing the world that this coun­try re­mains right at the fore­front of the sport.

The stages were chal­leng­ing; the weather amaz­ing. The spec­ta­tors came out in their droves, not just in the stages but also in the towns and vil­lages along the rally route.

Mal­colm Wil­son’s M-sport team and Se­bastien Ogier claimed their world ti­tles as the fastest ever WRC cars put on a tremen­dous show for ev­ery­one. And then to top it all, Elfyn Evans goes and wins the event on home soil – a first ever Welsh win­ner and the first Brit to lift that fa­mous tro­phy since 2000.

As ever with an event of this scale, there is a huge team of peo­ple that puts it all to­gether. I would like to thank all of the vol­un­teers, mar­shals and of­fi­cials that con­trib­uted to one of the best events of re­cent years. Their pro­fes­sion­al­ism, ded­i­ca­tion and ex­per­tise en­sured that the whole rally passed off with­out any ma­jor in­ci­dent and meant that we were able to cope (for the most part) with the mas­sive in­flux of peo­ple try­ing to see the ac­tion.

To ev­ery­one in­volved: a sin­cere thanks for play­ing your part.

Ben tay­lor Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Dayin­sure Wales Rally GB

Pal­lets aren’t good

Hav­ing re­turned from Wales Rally GB I feel the need to write to you about my ex­pe­ri­ence.

Af­ter see­ing all the write ups about view­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties I went to My­herin, I was very dis­ap­pointed to find a very small view­ing area and a very muddy track lead­ing to it – in fact it was that muddy they had to put pal­lets down to walk on.

Come on Wales Rally GB bosses, for £30 I ex­pect more than this.

John Buck­ing­ham Corn­wall

Where was the rally?

If you are not a ded­i­cated fan, don’t sub­scribe to MN and can­not af­ford BT Sport, how would you know that the multi-mil­lion pound WRC Cham­pi­onship ex­ists ?

Two days later one may have no­ticed that the high­lights of Wales Rally GB were on TV Chan­nel 5. When did the motor­ing en­thu­si­ast last see an ad­vert in their na­tional news­pa­per telling of the fact that their favourite make of car had won a round of the WRC? Why are the man­u­fac­tur­ers spend­ing mil­lions but not shout­ing about their suc­cesses?

In the 60s the Mon­day morn­ing na­tion­als would of­ten have a full-page ad­vert high­light­ing the maker’s suc­cesses. Per­haps it is time to go back to show­room mod­els with which the buy­ing pub­lic can iden­tify?

Bill Price Via email Ed­i­tor’s note: Chan­nel 5 did run nightly high­lights for Rally GB

Mo­tor­sport News, Novem­ber 1

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