The launch of a brand new fan survey to gather information from WRC followers is the FIA’s newest step within the course of in understanding the long run course for rallying’s high tier.
It follows the creation of a working group in December final 12 months that’s designed to “consider and advocate the long run course of rallying”. The group is headed by FIA Deputy President Robert Reid, the 2001 World Rally Championship title-winning co-driver, and 1981 WRC co-driver champion David Richards, who’s the chairman of Motorsport UK and a World Motor Sport Council member.
Autosport understands a gathering was held between the working group and the present WRC producers in London in December the place the format of the rallying’s high tier was mentioned. Persevering with with Rally1, transferring to Rally2 and the potential of creating Rally2 plus rules are believed to be the choices on the desk.
At present the FIA has introduced the launch of a fan survey encouraging WRC supporters to share their views on the championship by answering questions in an 5-10 minute online survey.
Autosport understands that the working group needs to know WRC followers and producers’ perceptions of the present state of the competitors and what they anticipate sooner or later.
An unbiased company has been commissioned to supply the survey.
Focus teams are additionally deliberate to assemble qualitative info, with the recruitment course of for these focus teams to happen on-line. It is usually understood that in-depth interviews will probably be held with 10 producers.
The findings from the survey are anticipated to be offered on the subsequent assembly of the World Motor Sport Council on the finish of the month.