20 years ago … WA says hands off our rally, Victoria
- 5th August 2020, 9:00am
“Futhermore, Mr. Mosley said that the FIA would support the recognised national motorsport body and would not take kindly to any of its national bodies, such as CAMS Ltd., being pushed around..."Mr. Richards confirmed it was his understanding that it was CAMS' role to make the choice of venue." While the WA statement was designed to quell speculation, reliable sources are by no means certain that this is an end to the matter and want to know why it is considered necessary that Richards, as TV rights holder, should attend the meeting. It was believed that Victoria had been bidding to take over from WA as the rally's host for at least five years. Other rallies were queuing up to stake their claim to a place in the World Championship. The Lebanon Rally was pressing its claim as the best candidate in the Middle East, pointing out that it provides an opportunity of reaching the world's 268 million Arabic speakers, while the Deutschland Rally was also keen.
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