Yes, I agree. Sadly, it shouldnít matter if thereís a Brit challenging or not, but thatís the way the media works in this country Ė for all but the top sports. We do have a few young drivers coming up, but they have no backing. Hell, even Meeke, canít get a drive.
Are we still a major car market? Citroen UK and Ford UK havenít really pushed their involvement have they?
Thereís absolutely no doubt that itís no longer as popular as it once was. From 1976 Ė 1994 there wasnít a British winner of the RAC Rally; but that didnít stop any of the huge crowds or massive media interest. Now itís a pale shadow Ė and no bigging it up by the organisers can rescue it. It used to attract your general sports/Motorsports fan for an end of year event Ė and even the media would quite often send their F1 journalists to cover it. Youíll be lucky to find anything this weekend.