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WRC urged to find alternative energy solutions

Volkswagen Motorsport team principal Sven Smeets has urged World Rally Championship officials to take swift action to find an alternative energy solution for the series. Motorsport.com understands the FIA is working through possible electric and hybrid options for the WRC, but so far there are no new rules in place for the beginning of the next regulatory cycle at the start of 2020. Smeets has worked in the WRC throughout his career, starting 94 rallies in a decade as a frontline co-driver, before switching to team management at Citroen and then Volkswagen. He has subsequently overseen VW's move into electric-vehicle competition, including Romain Dumas's Pikes Peak record in the I.D. R....
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