A promising future in WRC
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A promising future in WRC


In 2017, the technical rules for the World Rally Championship will change. These new regulations will increase the show, for the greatest pleasure of every WRC fan.

These new technical rules have been in the loop for quite some time and were eventually approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council during the first days of July. They undeniably guarantee a bigger show: dynamism and performance are part of the elements that were revised.

These new outlines might be the opportunity to see the cards reshuffled among the manufacturers (Citroën, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai; but also Toyota whose arrival in WRC in 2017 matches the application of the new rules) since, beyond a new aggressive look, the vehicles’ power will be improved and the weight reduced.

“I think that the ideas for the look and performance of the 2017 car are great news,” said Volkswagen Motorsport’s double FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier. “As a racing driver you are always looking for more performance. I think the larger wing and new aerodynamics will give the car a bit more downforce, more grip and more speed going into the corners. This is also good for the show, because the extra power will definitely make the driving more spectacular for the fans. And it will also make the car look a bit more aggressive with a wider body.”

Only 550 days until the 2017 season to discover what the manufacturers will have imagined…

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