The WRC once a strong sport, is now looking a little weaker with the loss of Nokia's huge sponsorship being a major set back for the sport. This adds to the recent issue that there will be no new venues on next years championship, with existing venues in a row with the FIA over an additional €100,000 fee being charged on rally organizers in 2013 to cover timing and TV coverage, which used to be covered for free by North One Sport. These added costs are a worrying burden for potential and existing rally organizers. But there is always hope, and with the entry of Volkswagen and Mini back into WRC, this is a strengthening sign. There is also hope of a Toyota entry in 2014.