Why WRC's hybrid path could leave it at a crossroads
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Why WRC's hybrid path could leave it at a crossroads

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With all three major manufacturers committing to the World Rally Championship’s hybrid era from 2022, the future of the series is assured for now, but it could lead to trickier twists and turns further down the road

After a lengthy period of prevarication, Hyundai’s head office in South Korea has approved the build of a 2022-spec World Rally Car and committed to stay in the World Rally Championship.

With this final piece of the jigsaw in place, the WRC was thereby free to announce this week that its three manufacturers – Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport – will be sticking with the series until at least 2024.

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