Superally system dropped from 2010

One of the World Rally Championship's most controversial regulations will be changed for next season, when the 'superally' system allowing crews who have not completed the entire route to feature in the overall classification will be eliminated

Superally system dropped from 2010

The announcement of further changes to the FIA's sporting regulations for the WRC came this afternoon, along with the news that the maximum length of a rally had been lifted from 350km to 500km.

In place of superally, the FIA has decided to award bonus points to the fastest crew through a completed day of a WRC event.

A statement from the FIA said: "The current system of 'superally' will be replaced. As a consequence, only competitors who have completed each stage of the rally will appear in the final classification.

"Bonus points from each day will replace existing time penalties for missed stages, and will be in addition to the final classification points. In recognition of the new points scoring system, a daily and overall classification will be drawn up at the end of each day of competition."

WRC promoter Simon Long welcomed the FIA's decision.

"With our championship promoter's hat on, I think it's fair to say that the superally system can be quite confusing to explain to fans and viewers," he said.

"The provision of daily bonus points should help further incentivise drivers to go full out throughout the duration of the rally whilst rewarding those drivers who keep their cars on the road from start to finish. This will be good for generating increased media and public interest in the result of each day of racing as well as in the overall classification, a bit like in the Tour de France."

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