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Good question. Not speaking for myself, because I think its fascinating and will actually sit down and watch some on TV once in a while, but I think most Americans can't relate to a 1.6L subcompact car being driven like a bat out of hell because those types of cars are kinda alien to us. Apparently Ken is the only one...maybe he can elevate the sport here.Rich998a said:How come you guys have never really got into WRC? Is Ken Block the only American doing rally?
Lol - Are we talking about Ken or Goosey... :lol:q-rover said:I know, gooseloosey does have a way with words.
We Americans believe anything is possible. Qualifications be damned (just look at the two most recent Presidents we've elected). Even our cobbled together soccer team pulled off an upset win at the WC. So I say hell yes, there's no reason our shoe salesman can't become WRC champion one day.Tim (Scotland) said:Has that glorified shoe salesman actually won anything yet?
He is a master of marketing and this is doing wonders for DC, as well as (now) Ford. Americans latch on to the flash in the pan (ever seen our TV programs?) for better or worse. WRC crediblity or not, I like to watch these outrageous cars no matter who is driving them. Youtube "group B rally" and have your socks knocked off.Tim (Scotland) said:Perhaps he better concentrate more on winning rallies than on making videos for YaTube.
Thanks for proving my point.MFND said:He is a master of marketing and this is doing wonders for DC,
So I'm not sure what your point is. Even if he's not the best rally driver in the WRC, he's giving the sport some exposure over here in the US that it never had. That's good for the sport I would think?Tim (Scotland) said:Thanks for proving my point.MFND said:He is a master of marketing and this is doing wonders for DC,
And all the guys going balls out in the forest had, if they were lucky, one practice run.
They were/are driving against the terrain and against the clock.
They didn't spend days practicing every single corner.