http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/wmsc/wmsc08/Pages/wmsc_121208.aspxWORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
As already announced, the 2010 World Rally Car will be S2000 based. However, the removable kit, already adopted by the WMSC, will be redefined with no electronic benefits, or similar upgrades, to ensure cost reductions. The new S2000-based World Rally Car will only be permitted for use on World Rally Championship events.
The FIA Production Car World Rally Championship will be retained for Group N cars, including the existing S2000 car.
Okay, Suzuki quit, but it's too early to say whether it will attract new manufacturers since we obviously don't know who are going to be in the 2010 or 2011 championship. However, there are only three manufacturers now (assuming the rumours are true and Suzuki does pull out) and no new ones who could potentially come in(which was also the case before the speculation about S2000 based machinery began, Suzuki aside), which means that something needs to be done. On the other hand. as pointed out earlier in this thread, there are already over half a dozen manufacturers who have S2000 spec cars homologated and they are all potential entries as soon as the new rules come in. Certainly if the kits will be reasonably cheap to develop.These new regulations seem really fucked up.
It is only causing the few remaining manufacturers to quit instead of attracting new ones.
That is quite a shame. I really think that if they did some testing and tuned the cars setup, they could have been quite competitive.
WMSC confirmed it on Friday so I think it's pretty much official now.So is the S2000 cars rule official yet?
Following cars have been homologated for S2000 rally specWhat manufacturers have S2000 cars? I mean, who is likely to join the WRC?
I don't think the contents of the WRC 'kit' has been defined but AFAIK the turbo is still in the plans and according to the current info it'll give extra 50bhp compared to the current S2000 cars.How are these S2000 cars compared to the current ones?