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    Honestly they shouldn't have signed the deal last year & this way we’d go back to ‘normal’ cars for ‘25 & ‘26, would’ve made things a little less complicated with all the infrastructure and so on ( not talking about the fact it would lessen the difficulty of moving from rally2 to rally1 for drivers).
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    It's official !

    Rally1 regulations will remain in place until the end of the 2026 WRC season, with hybrid power retained and Rally2-plus proposals abandoned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    It's official !

    Rally1 regulations will remain in place until the end of the 2026 WRC season, with hybrid power retained and Rally2-plus proposals abandoned.
    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/fia-m...ed-until-2026/
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    The current Rally1 hybrids are going to be used for a three year period, but what's next in 2025? Whatever is the decision, it should be made soon in order to get new manufacturers ready to join in 2025. The FIA president Mohammed Bin Sulyaem said he wants to take a "blank sheet of paper" to make the new rules.

    Will the hybrids continue with the manufacturers supplying their own hybrid units? Will the hybrid battery be increased for longer HEV zones?

    Or should we go to full electric already? Is the world ready for that in 2025? Would that attract manufacturers, is this what they will be most selling and manufacturing in 2025?

    Or is hydrogen going be a thing soon? Who will build the first hydrogen rally car and when?

    Or will be go to a cheaper option, maybe Rally2? Rally2 with a light hybrid package? Rally2 with a bigger restrictor? With more freedom like AP4?

    Or maybe something like Maxi Rally/N5 or Oreca Rally2 Kit where everyone uses the same engine and transmission with a bodyshell of their choice?

    Or are we going back to WRC cars?

    Let me know your thoughts. The job of the FIA will not be easy but I hope they are already sharpening their pens for that blank sheet of paper so we won't be as late as with Rally1 hybrids.
    Two and a half years and 114 Pages all for nothing.

    The bottom line is that the current Teams / Manufacturers have all the power and no new ones are interested, thus the status quo prevails.

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    WRC - the sick man of motorsport, and doesn't wish to change. Marvellous.....

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    The point is that now it's already quite late to talk about 2027 regs.

    Whatever earlier change would be completely meaningless because it could not bring new manufacturers anyway.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    The point is that now it's already quite late to talk about 2027 regs.

    Whatever earlier change would be completely meaningless because it could not bring new manufacturers anyway.
    I guess we could all see it coming but I'm honestly annoyed at this point that they a) haven't even mentioned anything about the 2027 regulations this time round (& I don't think even they know what they'll do) and b) we got no mention about the new sprint format they're looking to implement next year. Also, no calendar for 2025? what the hell??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    I guess we could all see it coming but I'm honestly annoyed at this point that they a) haven't even mentioned anything about the 2027 regulations
    Apparently they are on it...

    "one of the key points that seems to have been lost in all of this is the work, the potential framework which has been provided for 2027. People have become so focused on next year, they’ve missed the real story which is the variety of options and potential manufacturer engagement in 2027.


    “EV (Electric Vehicle), ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) with sustainable fuel, hydrogen, and possible mix of all of the above via balance of performance… everything is on the table. We know Alpine wanted EV for the WRC, but we know Subaru might not be so keen – this resolution potentially offers opportunity across the board.”

    DirtFish understands the 2027 regulations, which will be based on the retention of the current Rally1 safety cell chassis, will be coming quickly, with further investigation in the coming weeks."

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    I have never been more pessimistic about the future of wrc. Manus will hold wrc hostage for a couple more years till one quits and then its over

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