FIA Disloses Plans for WRC Future

The much needed plans mapping out the future of the World Rally Championship are expected be unveiled in Paris by the FIA this week led by its rally director Jarmo Mahonen. The FIA has joined forces with WRC promoters Red Bull Media House and Sportsman Media and British sports consultancy firm Portas to produce a document outlining the way forward for the series.

There has been growing disquiet in the service park relating to the lack of movement from both the FIA and the promoters, but recent meetings have helped relieve that pressure.

Following this week's meetings in France, the plans will then be put forward to further working groups and the WRC Commission in Geneva next week, before finally heading to World Motor Sport Council at the end of next month for possible ratification.

Teams are optimistic that the current discussions could be the breakthrough the WRC has craved. M-Sport team principal Malcolm Wilson said: "The meetings I've had recently - including discussions with the consultant have been the most positive I've ever had in this championship. We are getting somewhere now."

The rally world awaits the outcome of these significant meetings with bated breath ...

26th May, 2013