The WRC enjoys a good state of health. The new generation of World Rally Cars, the increase in the television coverage of the contest and the involvement of four manufacturers, united to a very interesting category WRC2, are arguments of sufficient weight to prove it. And the fruit of it, the interest in the event grows exponentially. Without going more far, Nasser Al-Attiyah seems to be in negotiations with Tommi Mäkinen to drive a Toyota Yaris WRC. However, the presence of the qatari it would be almost an anecdote if confirmed, two of the cameos that seem to be brewing. we Talk about the possible return to the WRC of Ken Block and Didier Auriol.
Ken Block is pilot official Ford Performance, but its current program is quite limited. Without presence in the World Rallycross, its activity almost limited to their gymkhanas, so that the american pilot would be willing to expand its presence at the international level. The new link between M-Sport and Ford Performance allows the return of Ken Block to the WRC is not something far-fetched and more when Mark Rushbrook, the director of global Ford Performance, not rule it. The pilot himself want to do some rallies in 2018, and return to the World Rally can be a viable option. Block not competing in the WRC since 2014.
Much more ‘craft’ would be the return of Didier Auriol for the World. The world champion of 1994 at the wheel of a Toyota Celica reaches 60, and for this reason, by way of gift, would be valuing the option to compete in two rallies loose of the WRC. Without great ambition and with the objective of ‘greening’ old laurels, Didier Auriol would at the wheel of a World Rally Car of the last generation. For the moment, the French pilot has the license of the international Federation of Madagascar, and it seems to work on this possibility. The Tour de Corse could well be the stage of your back.