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GP Week : Issue 4
THE policy behind the modifications to current Super 2000 and Group N cars to make them eligible for the new World Rally Car rules has been defined. The modifications will basically centre around adding turbochargers and rear wing additions. According to World Rally Championship Commission President Morrie Chandler, “the pieces allowed in the (WRC) kit must not provide technology changes or developments. “They must enhance the visual appearance of the car, offer a very limited performance improvement and must not be expensive. “Remember, the FIA intends the two different types of car allowed under these rules must retain their equivalent performance. They must be capable of competing on equal terms.” Responding to rumours in specialist magazines that FIA President Max Mosley wants the WRC to revert to a series for two- wheel drive cars, Chandler said “I have no idea where that rumour came from – and there is certainly no truth in it at all …” WRC S2000 to allow turbos THE introduction dates for the new World Rally Car rules have been clarified. Cars complying with the new rules will be allowed to run in 2009 and to score points in the 2010 season. The class will become fully effective in 2011. Rules covering existing World Rally Cars are stabilised until the end of 2009 but the cars can continue to be used until 2010, subject in that year to ‘technical controls’. New WRC introduction scheduled 11 WRC news >>