Long stages were a trend in rallying some years ago, although decades ago they were even banned! Nowadays it seems it’s increasingly rare to see a stage over 30 km, let alone over 40 km. What is affecting this and what benefits do we get from short or long stages?
Read More Long stages vs. Short stages
For the last 10 years WRC has been run predominantly on repeated stages, with single run stages becoming increasingly rare (apart from short super specials). Why has this development happened and what are the pros and cons of each approach?
Read More Stage Repeats vs. Single Runs
We’ve seen lately quite often crews cruising through the early Sunday stages, saving their tyres to get maximum result on the power stage. This is not nice for the spectators, neither on the stages nor watching the footage at home. What could we do about it? Here’s some ideas that I have seen proposed, and the challenges they result in.
Read More What should be done for the Tyre Saving Sundays?
The 2021 FIA Sporting Regulations for WRC were published. There’s a couple of new rules related to special stages. Let’s take a closer look at them. 2021 FIA WRC Sporting Regulations | Cover image by Kyn Wai Chung / Flickr 10.1.5 NUMBER OF SPECIAL STAGES BETWEEN SERVICESThe construction of any itinerary that contains any more […]
Read More New Special Stage Rules for 2021
Lately there has been a lot of talk about cutting the costs of WRC, especially in the exceptional times of COVID-19. Shortening the events by one day has been one suggested solution. Here is an example how Rally Finland 2020 could have been made one day shorter.
Read More WRC event in three days – case Rally Finland 2020
It has been proposed often, especially lately, that WRC events should be shortened to cut costs. How could it happen in practice and what different parties think about it? In this post we hear from the rally organizers, the drivers, the fans and others about their views on shortening the events from four to three […]
Read More WRC event in three days?
WRC rallies used to be longer and different to each other, whereas today they are short and quite similar in format. How much do the regulations limit the routes? Let’s take a look at the current rule book.
Read More WRC itineraries by the rule book