FIA may withdraw the new WRC point system if it is needed

A FIA source says that the Federation is ready to drop the new WRC point system, which will be applied from this year, if they feel that it will be very confusing for the sport and the rallying community.

FIA approved a new point system for the 2024 season of World Rally Championship with the intention of making more suspense on Sunday where the crews used to cruise during the final day of a rally if the gaps between the drivers are big. They proposed that the crews will be awarded with a 18-15-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 at the end of Saturday on the supposition they will complete the Sunday. If a crew did not manage to finish the rally on Sunday, then the following crew on the overall classification will score points. In addition to that, there will be a separate classification for all Sunday stages awards points to the top seven as follows: 7-6-5-4-3-2-1. The winning pair can still score 30 points from a rally if they top the Saturday and Sunday classifications and set the fastest time in Powerstage.

"Categorically, this proposal came from the WRC Commission", a FIA source said. 

"The FIA understood the desire for change and we give to the stakeholders the chance to bring this change. 

"We now implement those wishes.

"When we saw what the stakeholders were coming up with, we said: 'OK. We will go your way.' 

"But you can be sure, we will be watching. 

"If we feel this is too confusing, not right for the sport, we can be ready to change and we will not be afraid to change. 

"We understand the issue for Sunday, but is this the best way? 

"We take a look and if it’s not. 

"We change".


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