M-Sport has a big decision ahead. The training has not submitted their registration to be part of the Global Rally 2016 as the official constructor, and although the FIA has extended the deadline in a week, things are not clear. The team of Malcolm Wilson is torn between registering as a ‘manufacturer’ in the WRC and therefore have the obligation to participate in all tests in the calendar of the next season or on the contrary to compete as a private team, losing some advantages, but getting to skip the limitation of test for developing the World Rally Car of 2017.
The principle, the term of registration of the AIF is closed 19 December, but the International Federation of motor Racing has been delayed by a week his decision with the objective to help and to convince M-Sport which is in the extra tests in europe (Mexico, Argentina, China and Australia). In game is to have a roster of World Rally Car decent in these tests, since the private team Abu Dhabi Total WRT (private team Citroën) have already confirmed that you will be in competition until three Citroën DS3 WRC, but only in contested trials in the european territory. Otherwise, we can see the lists of registered derisory.
In any case, there are many nuances in the game. Yeah M-Sport is not finally registered as official constructor, in addition to not score points in the Constructors ‘ Championship, the programs of its drivers may be affected. The absence in the extra tests european of Mads Ostberg, Eric Camilli and Lorenzo Bertelli would not be unique in that the private pilots who compete with drives of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC turn to the logistics and support team. With this argumentario, M-Sport and the FIA should negotiate and perhaps it is time to lower the demands to the builders official.