WRC: Michel Nandan on the sport's new for 2017 rules
On the return to three car teams, and the frustration of the yet-to-be-decided 2017 rally calendar
New regulations are coming into force for the 2017 World Rally Championship, beyond simply the introduction of the new specification World Rally Cars. One of the most important is the return to three car teams with the best results for the top two cars taking Manufacturers’ championship points. We asked Hyundai Motorsport chief Michel Nandan if that is going to demand an upheaval in team strategies.
MN: Yes, sure, but in one way I would say it would make our life a bit more easy. With the new rules we will not have...
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