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WRC could introduce F1-style group testing

The World Rally Championship is considering Formula 1-style testing restrictions in an attempt to curb rising costs in the series. The majority of the teams are lobbying the FIA to reduce the number of test days available in the WRC – that number was raised from 42 to 55 when the 2017 cars were introduced at the start of last season. But the most innovative approach to cost reduction could come with a potential group pre-event test with all four teams running in the same area on rotated test roads – in the style of F1’s tyre and development tests through the season. This measure is being discussed for asphalt rallies, as the logistics of trying to make it work on a gravel surface...
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