Rally Sweden seems set to forget about the recommendation of the FIA and International Rally Championship drivers and proceed to run its ancient class between first and 2d runnings of levels.
The WRC drivers have lengthy complained that the other traces the ancient vehicles take, and their narrower tracks, make the street prerequisites at the snowy levels a lot worse than when they’re reused for the second one go of the principle tournament.
Following exhortations from the main WRC drivers remaining yr, FIA protection delegate Michele Mouton really useful a reconsider for the 2019 Sweden itinerary however used to be no longer heeded.
Rally Sweden CEO Glen Olsson used to be adamant there would no longer be any alternate for 2020 both.
“If we remove the historics, the WRC vehicles are nonetheless in the back of the Juniors and they do not take the similar tracks,” he argued.
“If the historics have been going to break the street or if there used to be a security factor then we would take them away.
“We now have had tough prerequisites, however I don’t believe it is been unfair [for the WRC field] or a game-changer.
“We decreased the collection of historics from 63 remaining yr to 50 this yr. This used to be step one.
“We need to have a look at this, however there are logistical problems in the back of this – no longer least with maintaining the spectators entertained between the 2 loops.
“I do not really feel any drive from the FIA. I spoke to Michele and so they have been all satisfied.”
Rally winner Ott Tanak reiterated the decision for the historics to be moved to after the WRC box have been thru two times, even though it intended them operating at the hours of darkness.
“If it might run after the second one loop there could be no factor for us,” Tanak advised Autosport.
“I do not perceive why they do not do that. While you glance again within the historical past, the whole thing came about within the evening!
“It hurts the street and the contest and the whole thing.”
Tanak’s Toyota team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala agreed, in spite of being an ardent fan of ancient rallying.
“It makes the street actually tricky,” he mentioned. “It is not excellent, it is so exhausting to carry the rear of the auto within the line when the prerequisites are like this after the historics.
“I really like those vehicles, however we need to do one thing.”
The gentle prerequisites remaining weekend additionally put new drive on Rally Sweden over its loss of snow and ice.
The entire WRC levels ran in spite of fears some may need to be cancelled because of degree prerequisites, however the ancient itinerary used to be revised.
WRC Promoter leader Oliver Ciesla mentioned the elements used to be inside of a suitable parameter for the collection’ sole snow rally.
“Shall we embrace so long as it remains inside of a undeniable bandwidth, we’re satisfied to stick right here,” mentioned Ciesla.
“We have been under no circumstances close to the bounds of that bandwidth.
“We wish a iciness rally, we wish to power on studs on ice and we wish to be sure that occurs.
“If the local weather forces us to appear into choices, we will be able to do this. However that is not this yr.”