New year, new rules in the WRC


The World Rally 2016 is about to begin, and for this reason, the FIA has published the changes in the implementing regulations for the new season. The priority of the pilots and the rules of Rally2 are some of the items affected, but also the team registration and testing, the Power Stage and some elements in the security field. In general terms, the basis remains the same, although the amendment of the regulations Rally2 and the changes in the Power Stage will slightly change the dynamics of the rallies in relation to the season 2015.

The FIA has simplified the priority of the drivers. P1 are all World Rally Car, the pilots P2 will be of the category WRC2 and P3 of the categories WRC3 and JWRC. In this way, the World Rally Car will leave every special in intervals of two minutes -unless the organization decides to expand this margin – and the rest of pilots each. To the few, the pilots P1 that are subject to the regulations Rally2 and reenganchen to the test after leaving in a stage will come out after the rest of the participants P1, instead of open track as they did in 2015.


At a general level, the structures that want to score as a team in the World no longer must contest at least seven rallies, the FIA has opted to limit technical assistance to these teams. You will now be able to use a maximum of three chassis, three gearboxes, three differentials and three turbochargers by car. In regards to the rallies who want to be part of the calendar of the WRC, must obtain certification FIA Institute-developed Environmental Certification Framework. The level of demand for the organizers, will grow out of face-to-2017. The system of distribution of points for incomplete evidence remains unchanged.

Some organizers who have seen it as the Power Stage will not have to have a limited distance between 10 and 15 kilometres, as now marked out by the FIA to promote its television broadcast. It has also imposed a theoretical time of 10 minutes for the drivers to jump the output in the shakedown, a practice widely extended. Finally, in the area of security has been forced to equip a console of an emergency approved by the FIA and has set a fine of 25€ for each kilometer that exceeds the limit of 30 km/h in the service park.