Why the casualty of rallying's evolution should still be cherished
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Why the casualty of rallying's evolution should still be cherished

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The WRC's support categories are in a process of streamlining that will spell the end of a formalised 2WD world championship-level category. While its relevance to the top level has been questioned for some time, that doesn't mean it should be swept quietly under the carpet

The announcement that two-wheel-drive cars will no longer feature among the supporting classes of the World Rally Championship did not provoke great emotion in many.

It is 40 years since four-wheel-drive began to take over the top-flight with the arrival of the Audi Quattro and more than 20 years since two-wheel-drive had any great relevance in determining the outcome of an event outright. And there was no wailing or gnashing of teeth over how potential stars of the future might find an affordable platform to showcase their skills on the WRC stage… primarily because it wasn’t that affordable to begin with.

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