The World Rally Championship’s new points system, that is complicated upon first glance, has divided opinion in the service park and among fans.
The World Rally Championship’s new points system, that is complicated upon first glance, has divided opinion in the service park and among fans. Several drivers voiced their criticism of the revamp in the lead up to the rally, with the most common gripes being that it is too complicated and devalues the victory. Both opinions are of course valid, but these could certainly change in time.
The new system effectively splits a WRC event into two, and is designed to create more excitement on the final day of rallies where drivers in the past have cruised persevering tyres for the Power Stage. Continuing from last year, a maximum of 30 points can be scored by a crew and the winner of the event is determined on overall time from start to finish. What is new is the fact points are now distributed differently, with a scale of 18-15-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 awarded to the top 10 at the end of Saturday, but only to those crews who reach the finish on Sunda