FIA’s new president, Mohammed Ben Sreyem, believes that the World Rally Championship will need to be completely reviewed in order to attract new manufacturers in the future.
Toyota, Hyundai and Ford have been WRC’s top three competing brands since Citroën withdrew from the championship at the end of 2019, and since 2006 Subaru, Peugeot and Skoda, the top-level competitors in the rally have been. It does not exceed 4 companies. I was among the people involved.
This year’s Rally 1 car was introduced with the hope that it will be able to attract new manufacturers by ensuring that WRC cars are environmentally friendly while maintaining relevance to their road-going opponents.
But as it stands, no new name has emerged, and 14-time Middle East rally champion Bensleyem, who was elected new FIA president in December, will soon change if there is no fundamental change. Is not thinking.
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