Originally posted by bwojdyla
My initial thought on why americans don't like WRC is because we (as an aggregate) are exclusionists and don't like foreigners winning in any of our events. The most popular sports in the world have players from the global community and we pretty much ignore them. Soccer, F1, WRC, Cricket - HUGE sports. nobody in america likes them. But get a field of players that is basically north american and we'll watch the crap out of it. Baseball, football, nascar, NHRA, basketball. So, I think WRC isn't big in the US because Americans as a whole are jingoists.
We already have so many motor sport races ; rally is VERY, VERY expensive
to class down the roads for 3days+ ... plus one of the biggest reasons it's not popular is the insurance liability.
have you watched a WRC event? (yes, duh) ... see how close those spectators get?
things aren't like that over here ... especially insurance wise.
insurance for american rallies is one reason why the reg. prices are so high