Classics Rallye Monza as a blueprint for future WRC events?
WRC Calendar 2021: Twelve Stations Without Rally Germany
© Motorsport Images The World Rally Championship will avoid Germany in 2021 The World Rally Championship (WRC) will also be held in 2021 without Rally Germany. This emerges from the calendar that was approved in an online meeting on Friday by the World Motorsport Council of the FIA.
With the(December 4th to 6th), the World Rally Championship (WRC) is breaking new ground in 2020 - if the corona situation allows the event to take place. The rally on and around the Formula 1 circuit at the gates of Milan, which in the past had more of a show character, is moving into the eighth stop on the WRC calendar shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the organizers in Monza were unable to convince those responsible for the WRC and the World Automobile Federation straight away, as FIA rally director Yves Matton told ''.
Formula 1 weather Monza: We don't promise rain
© Motorsport Images It will definitely stay dry in Monza on Friday and Saturday Session to come and spare Formula 1 again. In Monza, too, the fans are again being thrown the bait of rain that hovers over the race. At least for Friday and Saturday the spectators don't have to get false hopes. Because there will be rain neither in training nor in the qualification of Italy. The probability is given for both days as zero percent.
"A few months ago Monza suggested that the event should only take place on the racetrack. In other words, like the Monza rally show," said Matton. "I, and not only I, but also the management of the FIA, were anything but convinced of that."organizers are revising the
concept in response to pressure from the FIA Not worthy of the FIA.
At pressure from Matton, the local organizers revised their concept and supplemented the route with classic special stages on the roads in the surrounding area. "I said a mixed event can be something new and interesting," said Matton.
"We have decent tests and the elements on the racetrack. This is completely new. And as I have been saying all along: In 2020 we can try things that might work and that we can then adapt to other countries", sees the Belgian uses the new format as a possible blueprint.Short-term cancellation cannot be ruled out.
The only question that remains is whether the rally can be carried out as planned in view of the increasing number of infections across Europe. Matton explains that this decision is in the hands of the local authorities and that the FIA has no deadline.
"We know about the situation, that [a cancellation] can happen even a few days before the event. We fight with everyone involved to hold the event. But if a government makes a decision a few days in advance, we can't change anything "says Matton.
Purple Power: V8-Swapped 1986 Chevrolet S10 .
Almost everyone loves small pickups. We like them even more with V8 power. First generation S10s have a delightfully boxy, utilitarian style that is timeless. These trucks are beloved by their owners. Of course, it helps that they lend themselves to V8 conversions. That's exactly what happened to the S10 you see here. Finding these trucks in clean, rust free condition is difficult. These were inexpensive work trucks, so must were used up and thrown away. The V8 under the hood is just a bonus, as far as we're concerned.What a bonus it is, though.