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Manufacturer 1 and 2
In a rule introduced for 2006 season, FIA allowed privateer teams to enter the Manufacturers' Championship. Recognizing that privateer teams were unlikely to commit to contest all events of the full WRC calendar, a less demanding option was created. This category was dubbed as "Manufacturer 2 team". The minimum was set at ten events (at the time) and rules included other restrictions as well.

A general term for various stage officials. Ranging from ordinary spectator controllers to stage commanders and time keepers, marshals are necessary for a safe and orderly running of modern World Rally event.

Maximum lateness
See Over time limit

Mille Pistes
Also known as 1000 Pistes. A form of reconnaissaince where practice is divided in two parts. The first pass takes place before the event like in conventional recce but second pass only in the morning of the day when stages are run in anger. Term originates from french rally of the same name which was held in military ground which was normally closed to general public and organisers were required to accommodate shorter recce. So far, New Zealand 2004 is the only WRC event to have adopted the system.

A type of car body which is rigid, carrying all stresses and loads by itself, though usually with additional strengthening in critical areas. Ordinary road-going cars are of monocoque construction. Compare to spaceframe.

A ring made of special material and inserted into tyres with purpose of preventing time loss in case of a puncture. Also, incorrectly (but hilariously) known as the "moose", especially by non-english drivers.

Monocoque of Peugeot 206WRC
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Body of the Peugeot 206WRC is a monocoque, the tubular construction inside is the roll cage. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Mousse insertion machine
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Apparatus that is used to insert mousse into tyres. Tyre is placed on bottom left and mousse on centre top. It is then squeezed downwards in oblong form and into tyre. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window