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FIA wants shorter rally stages to boost interest

FIA rally director Jarmo Mahonen delivered a sweeping broadside at WRC events for being too long drawn out and not what the governing body wants from modern rallies. Mahonen singled out Rally GB as he insisted that the time was ripe for a more standardised format for WRC rounds. The Finn said those who want an endurance aspect to stage rallying should go to cross country rallies.  “In Wales we had a day of 140 km in stages and a long time with no service,” he said, talking of Rally GB. “On the first day, we had no service at all. I fully understand that Wales brings the money, but do we just accept it? We have given freedom to the organisers to do the rallies as they...
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