Underbody rule change for rallying
Changes have been made to MSA regulations for underbody protection on historic rally cars following representation from organisers of the MSA British Historic Rally Championship.
From 2017, the limitation on permitted material used to protect the underside of historic cars on special stage rallies has been eased to allow the use of any material of period specification, which opens up the option to use composite material. To date, fibreglass was the most common option.
The proposal came from discussions within the BHRC management team and is a move to help keep increasingly valuable historic cars competing on gravel rallies.