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Rule changes for 2011
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Priority status rule changedPriority 2 drivers who have contested more than two consecutive rounds will be awarded Priority 1 status for the remainder of the season. These drivers must then comply with the regulations pertaining to WRC Teams.
 
S2000 Cup
Eligible cars for S2000 WRCCars eligible to contest the Super 2000 World Rally Championship must have a normally aspirated engine with a cylinder capacity of less than 2000cc.
 
Sporting
Eligible carsCars eligible to score points in the Manufacturers' Championship will no longer include the the World Rally Cars using the original WRCar formula, only future World Rally Cars based on S2000-cars.
Control tyre rule abolishedSingle tyre supplier rule, the so-called control tyre is abolished, allowing any tyre manufacturer to supply tyres for the competitors.
TV-stage and bonus pointsEach event must include one special stage on the final day and the three fastest drivers on this stage called as Power Stage will be awarded additional points in scale of 3-2-1.
 
Technical
The S2000-based WRCarFor the 2011 and 2012 Championships, the World Rally Car will be based on Super 2000 with the addition of a specified kit restricted to modifications to the bodywork, being removable aerodynamic devices. The car will be subject to specific technical regulations intended to control costs through restrictions on the changing of engines, transmissions and similar components. The maximum 8,500rpm for the engine will be maintained for all World Rally Championship and S2000 cars.
1.6 liter turbo engineNew homologation regulations permit the use of a 1.6 litre turbo engine with direct injection (based on the existing Super 2000 regulations). This engine may either be derived from the Manufacturer's base engine, or be homologated in accordance with the strictly defined technical regulations.
Turbo restrictorIn line with new 1600cc WRC engine regulations, the diameter of mandatory turbo restrictor is reduced to 33mm (was 34mm).
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