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FIA rally boss Jarmo Mahonen gets stung over his plan for shorter WRC stages

FIA rally director Jarmo Mahonen has stirred up a hornets’ nest with his plans for more and shorter stages in the WRC, with fans reacting furiously to his suggestion. Mahonen essentially wants more formulaic rallies visiting the service park three times a day with stages of about 10km each. Mahonen says he sees no future in the sport retaining an endurance element. His point was that, with teams spending millions on their service park encampments they expect more emphasis on them, particularly to keep VIP guests entertained. But even the team bosses Mahonen was trying to please seemed to disagree. Hyundai chief Michel Nandan said of the plans: 'Rally is rally. Each event...
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