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The FIA World Motor Sport Council has made testing for the WRC illegal until at least June. While some teams still have the ability to test if they need, others, like Hyundai and M-Sport, are in lockdown meaning they are at a disadvantage. No teams have tested during the pandemic's height, but the ruling stops one team from gaining an unfair advantage. A statement from the Council stated that the measures will be in place until equal opportunity is possible. “This short-term measure was proposed in order to prevent inequalities between the WRC manufacturer teams regarding their capability to conduct tests in light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and varying restrictions that apply in the different countries," it stated. “The suspension of testing shall last until May 31 2020 or until the FIA Rally Department can confirm that local measures confirm an equal opportunity for all registered manufacturer teams to test.”
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