WRC A FULL 2016 / 2017
2017 WRC: DATES CONFIRMED.
DATES FOR THE OPENING SEVEN ROUNDS OF THE 2017 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP WERE CONFIRMED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE FIA WORLD MOTOR SPORT COUNCIL IN PARIS.
FIA World Rally Championship 2017
From 2017 a manufacturer may nominate a minimum of two and maximum of three cars for the purpose of scoring points in the Manufacturer’s Championship. Scores from the two best cars in the final classification will amass points in this Championship. Additional cars may be entered by a manufacturer but will not be eligible to score points in the Manufacturers’ Championship. Only drivers entered by Manufacturers are eligible to drive 2017 World Rally Cars, with the approval of the FIA.
A Privateers’ Cup will be created for competitors entering current World Rally Cars in WRC events, ensuring cars with valid homologations can continue to compete for a title.
As such, the new driver classification system will be as follows:
P1 – drivers of World Rally Cars entered by a manufacturer and approved by the FIA
P2 – drivers entered with older specifications of WRC cars
P3 – drivers entered by a competitor eligible to score points in the WRC2 Championship
The FIA will launch an invitation to tender for the 2017 FIA Junior WRC Championship.
The World Motor Sport Council accepted the composition of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship calendar, with 12 events (some dates still to be confirmed). They are:
20-22 January – Rally Monte Carlo
10-12 February – Rally Sweden
10-12 March – Rally Mexico
7-9 April – Rallye de France
28-30 April – Rally Argentina*
19-21 May – Rally de Portugal
9-11 June – Rally Italia*
Date to be confirmed – Rally Finland
Date to be confirmed – Rally Germany
Date to be confirmed – Rally Spain
Date to be confirmed – Rally Great Britain
Date to be confirmed – Rally Australia
*Subject to formalisation of agreed terms and conditions between WRC Promoter, FIA and the Event Organiser.
The candidates for the 13th or a potential 14th event are Turkey, China and Poland. The final calendar will be presented at the World Motor Sport Council meeting on 30 November, 2016.
All The Best.
Pablito, Pablo MACHI WRC
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