The arrival of the new generation of World Rally Cars is without a doubt the
change that will live on the World Championship Rallies in 2017. All in all, the promoter
the contest works in other variations that would confer greater attractiveness of the WRC.
The first has to do with the calendar and passes by the dispute of the Tour
Corse in April with the objective of reducing congestion in the straight final of the year
rallies with just a few weeks away. On the other hand, the FIA and the
promoter of the championship, they also want the category WRC2 win in prominence with the development of a new format.
The inclusion with a shoehorn of the Rally of China at the season 2016 WRC -even though it has finally been canceled- caused the final stretch of the calendar had a mass rally, with the schedule of five tests in a little over two months. For this reason, and with the firm intention of having the Rally of China the next year, the promoter of the WRC has decided to place the Tour de Corse in April. This movement clears the final straight of the calendar and the time permitted to occupy the huge gap between the Rally Mexico and Rally Argentina. In addition, the developer of the test of French is interested in this change.
The other measure wants to pass the FIA and the promoter of the WRC is a change in the format of the category WRC2. Until now, the riders who are competing in the second category in the world championship must choose their best seven results, which leads to different strategies according to the budget or the priorities of the pilot and the dessert resolutions of the championship in ‘deferred’ difficult to understand for the amateur. The solution would be to set three events, unavoidable for the pilots of the WRC2, thus creating three direct duels between the candidates for the title in the final of the calendar. In fact, may well be the last three rallies of the year.