Calendar set to be firmed up
This week’s World Rally Championship Commission meeting will finally bring clarity to a running order debate which has rumbled on all season.
Motorsport News sources report there are four options under consideration at Wednesday’s Paris meeting – one of which is to leave the championship leader at the front of the field for the first two days of each round.
In addition to running order, the second half of the calendar dates will be added, with Rally Poland expected to be running in the first week in July.
Rally Turkey is also set to be included for the first time since 2010. Sardinia has signed a three-year agreement to host Italy’s round of the championship and Rally GB will remain as the penultimate round in the same date as this year next season.
WRC Promoter staff have also confirmed they will visit New Zealand after Rally Australia, raising further hopes of a World Championship return to the North Island in 2018.