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Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon has given his view on what next year’s running order rules should look like in the World Rally Championship.

Speaking in Germany ahead of this weekend’s tarmac round, Paddon said:

“I think the rules have to change but we must keep it simple.  I’ve always liked the system used worldwide in rallying for many years which was easy for the public to follow.   

“This was that Day 1 depends on championship standings before the event, Day 2 on overnight classification, but with enough rules that you can’t manipulate the order, and Day 3 obviously now needs to be reverse (order) for the TV.  

“Now that crews don’t have split times available in the car for them to look at during a stage, there is no chance to use a lot of tactics on the last stage or before the final control of the day.  

“We can’t do that now, but you could say that that the order is based on classification at finish the control of the last orthodox stage that evening. 

"So it doesn’t matter what you do at the next control, at the super special stage or checking-in to service, it won’t count towards the road order for the following day.  

“The rules need to be really tight with all the rules, and think about all the loop holes there could be and then close them, before the rules are written,” Paddon said.

- Martin Holmes


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