The WRC laps with the tires and their categories


Many aspects remain to be define for the next season of the WRC. The arrival of the new generation of World Rally Car is the main novelty of a campaign that is called to have notable changes, although these will not affect the tires. After launch, the promoter of the championship a ‘balloon catheter’ with the option to re-format single brand with a single supplier, the rules will be kept without changes. In this way, the regulations open to different tire manufacturers is maintained for respite of DMACK and Michelin. For its part, the Rally Finland has been renewed until 2018.

Where yes there will be changes is the organizational chart of the championship, both at the base as at the tip of the pyramid. With the World Rally Car of new generation are limited to factory equipment, the use of the current car remains in doubt. According to various reports, the FIA will not create a cup meant for the current World Rally Car, so that it is still an open question whether the way in which the FIA will output a few cars that are comparable to 2018. , Either be inserted in the category WRC2, where the lucrative R5 they must be the protagonists.

The same unknowns is maintained on the World Junior (JWRC). The contract between Citroen and the FIA expires end of this season and the model based on the Citro├źn DS3 R3T Max, it seems that it is not suitable for the young riders who are starting in the World due to its high cost. The JWRC does not work and it is for this reason that the FIA probes the option of going back to R2 in either the WRC or even in the European. The new technical regulation that is being developed for this category will encourage new manufacturers to develop their vehicles and the options of championship-plural -not-brand – grow.