This is about the only thing that could have saved the rally's prominence, so I'm certainly looking at it as good news. There are already several rallys run in the same area, so the liklihood of cancellation is much less. That might entice some manufacturer's to participate who otherwise may have taken the "fool me once..." position. Not much help for the privateers here, but there's really no way to make that up. Should make the event a bit cheaper for North Americans too, relative to Europeans.