The Junior WRC or simply JWRC has experienced several changes in 2017. Keeping the essence of a category of promotion, and learning, M-Sport and DMACK have turned the nut to the contest dividing this into sections of two rallies. The pilot with the most points at the end of each pair of rallies receive as a prize two tests at the wheel of a Fiesta R5, run by M-Sport in the class WRC2 season 2018 World cup. However, the promoters of the contest have opened their doors in the face of the final two rounds of the season.
In this way, any pilot under 29 years will be able to compete against the common drivers in the JWRC in the last two rounds of the contest, which are none other than the Rally of Germany and the Rally RACC Catalunya. The new recruits, a priori, specialists in asphalt, will compete with a Fiesta R2T equipped with tires DMACK identical to that used by the regular riders of the JWRC. Therefore, and despite not contesting the entire championship, compete for the same prize, two tests with a Ford Fiesta R5 in the season 2018 WRC.
Maciek Woda, Director of the Junior WRC, has explained that the new format and prize structure of the contest divided into sections of two rallies allows young specialists in asphalt can challenge the riders in the contest and to aspire to a grand prize for a cost very limited. Good news in term of competitiveness, but that will make things even more difficult to Nil Solans. The Spanish rider has already won the award of the first two rallies -Tour de Corse and Italy – and also won the Rally of Poland, so a good result in Finland assures the other two tests in WRC2.