Superrally, one of the most divisive regulations in the World rally Championship's recent history, looks set to be changed, according to this week's Autosport.
Superrally allows drivers to re-enter WRC events with a five-minute penalty for each stage not completed, which has led to drivers finishing rallies without completing all of the stage mileage.
The highest profile example of this came in Monte Carlo this year, when Sebastien Loeb finished second overall without completing the full event.
Last Friday's meeting of the World Rally Commission urged a rethink of the present format. The outcome of this will be known following another WRC Commission meeting on June 14. Any changes would be ratified in time for next year's championship.
A source inside the meeting told Autosport: "We are worried about the perception of this thing (Superrally). It can be confusing, we think there could be a way around it."
Official comment was unavailable, but it is believed that a restructuring of the time penalty - with a number of seconds per kilometre possibly replacing the straight five minutes per stage.
Simon Long, managing director of the International Sportsworld Communicators company which promotes the WRC, said: "Superrally was discussed, but no decisions were taken. I'm open minded, it can be confusing when a driver retires, but then returns but, at the same time we need the cars on the television."
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