Beneath the brand new Rally1 ruleset high tier rallying has embraced electrification for the primary time by the creation of all-new hybrid powered WRC vehicles.
Toyota, Hyundai and M-Sport Ford have all dedicated to the Rally1 guidelines for the following three years, competing with bespoke vehicles that every one characteristic a management 100kW hybrid unit.
Nevertheless, the FIA says rallying can’t afford to sit down nonetheless and is already assessing the WRC’s subsequent transfer for its 2025 rule cycle.
Main the cost to steer the WRC into the long run is newly put in FIA Rally Director Andrew Wheatley, who has stepped up from the function of WRC class supervisor, taking up the place vacated by former Citroen WRC boss Yves Matton.
Wheatley is a rally veteran having labored throughout Belgian and Polish nationwide championships earlier than a protracted spell at M-Sport within the early 2000’s.
Within the newest episode of Gravel Notes, Autosport’s WRC reporter Tom Howard sat down with Wheatley to debate the long run route for the WRC.
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