Rally1 and Rally2 drivers to discuss with WRC Promoter over WRC's future

The vice-president of the commission, Petter Solberg, had the chance to talk to Rally1 and WRC2 invited drivers in Sardinia last week with the view of hearing their opinions on sport's future.

World Rally Championship is at a critical point as there are only two manufacturers (Toyota, Hyundai) and one semi-manufacturer (M-Sport Ford) running at the top level while it is yet to be confirmed what will be the next move of FIA in terms of the regulations. It is suspected that there will be no major changes to the Rally1 regulations from 2025 which means that the cars will be still hybrid on the championship. For this year, the major proposals of FIA are related to the test days, the decrease on the costs (no midday services at gravel events) and the categories in WRC2 class (WRC Masters Cup, WRC2 Challenger and WRC2). Last but not least, there is interest from some car brands, such as Alpine and Opel to join WRC in the future if the cars go full electric.

"We are going to work on this internally with good communication and vision from the drivers", Solberg said. 

"After I came into the Drivers’ Commission I wanted to listen to the crews in the WRC to get their feeling in general. 

"After that I talked to Andrew Wheatley and we worked on the invite for this first official meeting.

"We discussed everything, it was a very open meeting where we gathered a lot of good feedback from both the WRC and invited WRC2 crews.

"Following the meeting, I’m preparing an email to ask all drivers and co-drivers to forward their opinion of where we are and their vision for the future. 

"Together, we can improve the sport we all love, but communication, reaction and action is key here".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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