The sporting regulations of the WRC sets a maximum number of 55
test days per team and year, a measure that among other things meant that Citroën
Racing’s departure from the World Rally official in 2016
work on the C3 WRC, its current World Rally Car. Although it is often said that
made the law, made the trap, it is certain that it is the FIA which in this
the occasion has raised the hand. As explained by the companions of ‘Autosport.pt’,
pre-test in the Rally of Sweden that are making the manufacturers do not
be computed for this maximum of two days of tests.
the complexity of The new technical regulation and the
inherent characteristics that accompany the Rally of Sweden have led to the
FIA to allow the test that you are completing M-Sport, Toyota Gazoo Racing,
Citroën Racing and Hyundai Motorsport is not computed for these 55 days are available.
The reason is to have more information of the behavior of the new World
Rally Cars on snow, as well as the treatment they give to the tire nail
and to the complex aerodynamics that mount, that in this test where the cars will rely on the banks
snow can be a factor to be taken into account.
This middle extraordinary is only applicable to the Rally
Sweden, so that you will not be extensible to the rest of the rallies that make up the
calendar of the WRC. All in all, brands have accepted this decision good
degree and the work prior to the single appointment in winter of the season
intensified so remarkable. In fact, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing has already accumulated four
days of test consecutive of the hand of Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hänninen and
the reborn Esapekka Lappi, who has been able to jump on the Toyota Yaris WRC for
the first time this year. M-Sport, Citroen and Hyundai are also continuing with their