Mo­tor­sport Ire­land clamps down on WR cars in Class 20

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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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