New rules are nice, but what will they cost?

Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR), Ola Fløene (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC (2015) WRC Rally Poland 2015
  • hutch

    I think if the costs were going to be much higher we would of heard Malcolm Wilson complain! He’s got the most to lose.

    • wrblog

      The fact that none of them is complaining, at least not yet, brings hope to me too – that they were all involved in making of these rules instead of being passive observers.

  • m s

    bout time! i wouldn’t mind if they skipped the diff thing, hp and bodykits would be enough and much cheaper.

  • Jonny Sage

    I dont want dramatic looking cars that have little relation to consumer models. I want cars that I could go buy a street model of. I want privateers to have a shot at competing. I want more manufacturers involved. I want WORLD rally to exist beyond Europe.

    • wrblog

      Very VERY fair requests, all of them. Especially the parts about cars not looking nothing like their road going counterparts. Connection must be maintained.

    • m s

      Just check out the looks of group B evolutions.

  • Christian Ojeda

    I personally think the current regulation’s are fine where they are. I think the cars look wide and aggressive enough at this point. Any wider, more aero, and wings i think we’ll be looking at circuit race cars rather than your mean stage rally car. Instead, I would rather see regulations change as you stated to reduce costs and bring in more manufacturers, teams and privateers. More junior teams / development drivers as well. While WRC is still king WRX series is visually great as there are so many teams and private drivers with a plethora of different car builds. Perfect world i would like to see way more Manufacturers involved similar to the 80’s and 90’s.

    • Christijan Marv

      bring R5 to 3rd Generation WRC!

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