It was hard to take it all in. After dissecting the words of the FIA World Motor Sport Council press release on Wednesday, it turns out that they announced a staggering 17 changes to be introduced into the World Rally Championship.
Each one is significant in its own right, and if they had been drip-fed independently they all would have generated a separate news story on autosport.com. Instead, as a combination of changes, it landed with overwhelming force.
The package means that the 2007 World Rally Championship is going to be drastically different, and unlike any season ever seen before.