WRC2 crews set not to score Powerstage points from 2024

According to DirtFish sources, the WRC2 crews will not score any longer extra points in Powerstage for their championship starting from the start of 2024.

The Powerstage road order is very complicate as the first four or five WRC2 crews are running in PS while the WRC crews are following after them. When the WRC order is over, then the rest of the WRC2 cars begin their passes from PS which means that they are facing different road conditions compared to the first top four or five competitors and may have a disadvantage in terms of weather conditions, like it happened at Rally Italia Sardegna last June. The second category of WRC ran this PS system for the first time in 2021 and since then the Powerstage points were very critical for the drivers' championship. A distinguished example is the three PS points Andreas Mikkelsen scored at Central European Rally a couple weeks ago from which he managed to claim his second WRC2 title with one round remaining until the season finale.

"It wasn’t considered fair to award WRC2 powerstage points going forward", FIA's statement said. 

"There is precedent for this in the past, as when several WRC2 crews did not get the chance to complete the powerstage on Rally Italy Sardinia at competitive speeds this year, the FIA’s sporting delegate decided to not award points for the stage".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: Skoda Motorsport

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