Good points Ned. One small issue is that the Dakar really needs to be a part of the series. Why? Because for any team/sponsors/etc the Dakar is really the only rally that has a huge exposure to the non f5 fans of the world. Return on investment (which is even debatable for Dakar). So a FIM race has to be included, would this mean FIM need to "run" the world series? With ASO trying to get a Dakar series off the ground...would this mean ASO would need to "run" such a series? And from here the politics begin sadly........
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