FIA announces World Rally Changes A number of regulation changes will be incorporated into the 2008 and 2009 World Rally Championships.
From 1 January 2008:
- To provide for more equal competition, the running order for each Day will be based on the event classification. - To aid public understanding, the term “Leg” will be replaced by “Day”. - The regulations will provide for a 10 minute final service prior to the finish podium. It is intended to create the opportunity for the Service Park to be an attraction until the finish of the event.
From 1 January 2009:
- To increase the challenge of the events and to increase media opportunities, events will be allowed to run mixed surfaces, on the condition that a surface will be used on two consecutive days. - To create more flexibility, the total length of the special stages will be increased from 360km to 400km.
2008 FIA World Rally Championship 24 - 27/1 MC 76e Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo 8 - 10/2 S Uddeholm Swedish Rally 28/2 - 2/3 MEX Rally Mexico 27 - 30/3 RA Rally Argentina 24 - 27/4 HKJ Jordan Rally WRC 16 - 18/5 I Rallye d'Italia-Sardegna 29/5 - 1/6 GR BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally 13 - 15/6 TR Rally of Turkey 31/7 - 3/8 FIN Neste Oil Rally Finland 15 - 17/8 D ADAC Rallye Deutschland 28 - 31/8 NZ Rally of New Zealand 2 - 5/10 E Rallye de España 10 - 12/10 F Rallye de France Tour de Corse 24 - 26/10 J Rally Japan 28 - 30/11 GB Wales Rally GB
2008 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship 8 - 10/2 S Uddeholm Swedish Rally 28/2 - 2/3 MEX Rally Mexico 27 - 30/3 RA Rally Argentina 29/5 - 1/6 GR BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally 28 - 31/8 NZ Rally of New Zealand 24 - 26/10 J Rally Japan 28 - 30/11 GB Wales Rally GB
2008 FIA Junior Rally Championship 24 - 27/4 HKJ Jordan Rally WRC 16 - 18/5 I Rallye d'Italia-Sardegna 13 - 15/6 TR Rally of Turkey 31/7 - 3/8 FIN Neste Oil Rally Finland 15 - 17/8 D ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2 - 5/10 E Rally de España
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