Division between the teams of the WRC by the choice of pilots


At present, the manufacturers involved in the WRC must select two drivers per rally to score points in the constructors ‘ . However, the FIA has proposed to end this system and move to a model that worked until the 2004 season, and is no more than a move to a system in which each manufacturer competes with three cars -whenever you want – and collected the results of the two best pilots. Although the difference is not very large, the FIA has met with different opinions among the brands present in the World.

Volkswagen Motorsport is opposed to this system of three cars, despite competing always with three Polo R WRC. According to Jost Capito, the German firm believes that this model undermines the opportunities of the young pilots, reason for which he was removed in 2004. In order to ensure that the marks add up to the biggest amount of points in each rally, the manufacturers will opt for pilots specialists in gravel and asphalt in place for young people promises. In fact, Jost Capito acknowledges that with such a model, Andreas Mikkelsen might not have had the option to compete with Volkswagen.


Ignoring this nuance, Michel Nandan believes that this measure
it would be a success
, as an intrinsic way would require a greater effort
of manufacturers. In any way, which is to say the pattern of Hyundai is that if manufacturers want to compete on an equal
conditions aligned a third World Rally Car
, which will improve the lists
enrolled each rally. However, this game is somewhat dangerous because
M-Sport does not seem to have the budget to have a third car, cost
that in principle can take on Volkswagen, Hyundai, Toyota and maybe Citro├źn

The last point of view appears from the developer
WRC and FIA. While Volkswagen and Hyundai are exhibiting their points of
view, Jarmo Mahonen believes that this system is less complicated for the
. The Director of Rallies in the FIA believes that the current model is a
both confusing for the fans as Volkswagen and Hyundai have that
align their third-party drivers through parallel teams as are
Volkswagen Motorsport II and Hyundai Motorsport N, which at bottom are no more than nomenclature for structures that work as factory equipment.