Motorsport Ireland clamps down on WR cars in Class 20
Motorsport Ireland has acted to clamp down on drivers modifying homologated cars with a change to its Class 20 regulations.
Homologated WRC and R5 cars are supposed to sit in Class 7 and 5 respectively, but drivers have been increasing the size of restrictors, for example, and running them in Class 20. MI has stated that is not what Class 20 was intended for.
A Motorsport Ireland statement read: “At a recent meeting of the Motorsport Commission, the following changes were approved for Class 20. The changes will come into effect for cars competing in Class 20 on all MI events for 2019.
“Competitors that, up to now, competed in Class 20 with the following cars; currently homologated WRCS, RRCS, S2000 Rally 1.6T and R5s and modified versions of these cars will no longer be eligible to enter Class 20 from January 1.”
The 2019 changes follow last month’s meeting of the Motorsport Ireland Commission where some 84 rule changes were passed and will be incorporated in next year’s rules and regulations.
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