WRC is set to host a meeting with the drivers in Sardinia

The WRC senior sporting director, Peter Thul, says that WRC and FIA are thinking of hosting a meeting with the Rally1 drivers in Sardinia with the view of discussing the future of the sport.

World Rally Championship has reached at a critical junction as there are only two manufacturers (Hyundai, Toyota) and one semi-manufacturer (M-Sport Ford) running in the series since 2020 while the Rally1 drivers are maximum ten in each WRC round this season. In comparison with the main category of WRC, WRC2 class is full of competition as there are cars from five different car brands (Ford, Skoda, Volkswagen, Citroen, Hyundai) while Toyota is set to introduce its Yaris Rally2 car in that category from 2025.

"First of all, I must say I really appreciate Neuville's attitude because he is a guy who is not only blindingly fast but he is also pushing and asks the right questions", Thul said.

"We are more than willing to hear. 

"My first reaction was that I spoke to Andrew Wheatley, to ask him that you should get an active contact with the drivers who want to contribute.

"That means I will try to set up a meeting in Sardinia and every opinion is welcome because I fundamentally think that talking with each other is better than talking about each other.

"This is what I think and again, I will take him by his word. 

"I like him really as a person and the way he performs the sport because he is making the sport richer".

Source: Motorport.com

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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