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FIA statement 2009-06-25

World Rally Set For Bright Future The FIA World Rally Championship is set for a bright future after sweeping plans to further develop and promote the sport were approved by the FIA yesterday (24 June) at the meeting of the World Motor Sport ...

World Rally Set For Bright Future

The FIA World Rally Championship is set for a bright future after sweeping plans to further develop and promote the sport were approved by the FIA yesterday (24 June) at the meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in Paris.

The blueprint for the Championship has been heralded as a major step forward for WRC by all the major stakeholders, and is the start of a brave new world for the sport.

It builds on the rich heritage and history of WRC and will enable the sport to adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing media and commercial world.

FIA President Max Mosley said: "I'm delighted that the World Rally Championship is heading in this positive new direction. There is no doubt that with a sustained level of development and promotion, we can provide the ultimate stage to showcase this world-class sport."

Neil Duncanson, Chairman of global promoter ISC, added: "All the main players in the sport have worked very hard to get to this moment. These plans give us a stable foundation on which to build the series, and a unique opportunity to create something very special for years to come -- for the fans, the media, the teams and the events."

The calendar, technical regulations and greater flexibility for organisers to develop their event's unique character are a few of the notable developments for the future. However a raft of additional amendments to the 2010 Sporting Regulations will ensure WRC has the freedom to build on its core values while forging ahead in the areas of new media and entertainment, strengthening the qualities that have brought the sport millions of fans around the world.

-credit: fia

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