It was a good news day for him World Rally. Hyundai, M-Sport, which represents the Ford, and Toyota confirmed their continuity in the championship, which in 2022 will start its hybrid path through the combination of electric motor and current combustion impeller.
The agreement includes a contribution in equal parts between the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the constructors themselves on the costs of developing the new technology, which will focus on sustainability, safety and cost containment.
The introduction of hybrid technology was announced in 2019 and close collaboration between the brands, the WRC promoter and the FIA led to the technical regulation receiving the green light at this month's World Motor Council.
The vehicle you will use Hyundai Motorsport will be based on the i20 N, a hatch inspired by the current i20 World Rally Car. M-Sport Ford y Toyota GAZOO Racing They have not yet confirmed which model they will use.
To ensure greater stability and better long-term planning opportunities, the FIA introduced a three-year championship commitment for brands instead of one-year agreements.
The hybrid announcement follows confirmation of the WRC's plans to use more sustainable fuel for competing cars and greener energy sources in the service park.