WRC manufacturers react to FIA reforms
The World Rally Championship factory teams will meet next Tuesday to consider a united response to the unpopular reforms that were confirmed for the 2004 series by the FIA this week [Sep 10]. David Richards of ISC, the commercial rights holder, commented: "The over-riding issue is the way the rules are being imposed. If [this] is the manner in which the FIA proposes to deal with matters, you have to question the whole structure . of the FIA. We're going into a very dangerous phase."
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