Throughout the course of the year, the FIA has approved a number of regulation changes for the 2014 World Rally Championship season which aim to help reduce costs whilst raising the sporting challenge and increasing media coverage. The major changes to the Championship regulations are listed below:
The following chart summarises the classes and groups of cars, and details the renamed classes of eligible cars. The renaming of car classes harmonises the numbering with the other FIA Championships with the smaller number defining the most powerful cars (RC denoting Rally Car).
The FIA is pleased to announce that Citroën Racing will become the exclusive supplier of cars for competitors in the 2014 and 2015 FIA Junior WRC Championship. The identically-prepared Citroën DS3 R3Ts will all run on Michelin tyres and fuel from the FIA’s designated supplier.
The Junior WRC Championship is designed to be an accessible and cost-effective first step on the ladder for aspiring youngsters under the age of 26, its single-make formula providing an equal opportunity for all the contenders.
Appeal lodged by the Automobile Club d’Italia-Commissione Sportiva Automobilistica Italiana (ACI-CSAI) on behalf of its licence-holder, Tony Kart Racing Team, against decision N°26 of the panel of the Stewards dated 23 November 2013 – Event run in Bahrain and counting towards the 2013 CIK-FIA KF Junior World Championship
Robert Kubica has been named the FIA’s Personality of the Year at this evening’s FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Paris, France. He is the first winner of the new award which was selected by all permanently accredited media present at FIA World Championship events throughout 2013.