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FIA World Rally Championship announces restructure to encourage private entries

Following the latest meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA has announced changes to the championship to encourage private entries along with further cost cutting for works teams in a bid to reduce costs across the championship. Emulating what Formula 1 introduced at the start of the 2014 season, drivers will be able to choose their permanent car number from 2019, with the exception of number 1 which will always be reserved for the reigning World Rally Championship. This move will help drivers to help build their brand and keep a consistent identity in the championship. WRC Manufacturer teams will be limited to a total of 42 test days, this is down from the 55 that were...
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