Rally tracking system delayed by MSA
The Motor Sports Association has delayed the implementation of a mandatory tracking system for rally cars, which was set for early 2017.
The sport’s governing body has confirmed the name of the company of the system it has chosen – Kwiktrak – but it has decided that as the negotiations are yet to be finished, it would not be fair to force events into implementing the system under such short notice.
Rob Jones, MSA chief executive, said: “We are pleased to be able to confirm that MSA is negotiating with Kwiktrak regarding the supply of a live vehicle tracking system, which will represent a very significant step forward for stage rally safety.
“Working towards a date for implementation has taken longer than we had anticipated however, and it is now clear that our previous target of the first events of the 2017 season was too optimistic. As soon as we are able, we will confirm a revised timetable for introduction.”
MN understands that the system is now unlikely to be introduced before the middle of next season.