ARC to focus on modern cars in the future
- 13th July 2016, 4:04am
The future of the Australian Rally Championship will continue to involve four-wheel drive cars, but the age of the machinery eligible to win the championship will be restricted.
Australian Rally Championship Chairman, David Waldon, says that while there is virtually no age limit on cars this year, that will change in the next couple of years, meaning that cars like Simon Evans’ 1998 Subaru Impreza WRX won’t be eligible to score points.
“The simplest way to manage the process is exactly the same way we manage all the other classes, with a rolling timeframe,” Waldon said.
“At the moment we’ve taken that away and we have something like a 20 year time period, but I think the reality is that in a couple of years time it will be a five and 10 year process.”
Cars such as Evans’ Subaru would run in a second tier championship.
“But we’ll certainly keep the national series open for those kinds of cars,” Waldon said.
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