Restrictions on WRC cars dropped
The organisers of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship have announced an end to eligibility restrictions on WRC cars for the 2015 season.
The current regulation came into force three years ago, and since then has been reviewed periodically by the Championship Management Committee.
From next season, all vehicles which comply with MSA technical regulations will be eligible to score points in the series.
Dave Robson, Chairman of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship commented:
“For a number of reasons we feel that the time is now right to remove the restriction on eligible vehicles. We are conscious that those WRC cars currently permitted are now over 10 years old. Some are more likely to be owned by collectors rather than competitors and others are becoming hard to find parts for. In addition, later generation WRC’s are potentially within reach of more competitors than the latest R5 specification cars, whilst offering a similar level of performance”.
He added: “We understand that this decision may not be universally popular but we must ensure that the championship remains relevant, to help promote healthy competition throughout the field”.
“As ever, we will continue to monitor the impact of this change on the championship, and the Management Committee remains committed to providing sport at the highest level for all its registered competitors.”