A new era is beckoning for the World Rally Championship and indeed rallying as a whole. You don’t need us to remind you that, for the first time, the WRC will incorporate hybrid technology this season.
But the scope for change is far wider-reaching than solely in the top class of rallying’s main championship. The FIA has a new president in Mohammed Ben Sulayem, and he has a grand vision for how to make rallying more attractive.
Speaking to DirtFish’s Colin Clark during the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in November, before he was elected as the new president, Ben Sulayem provides an insight into his priorities, plans, and aspirations for the future of rallying.
He’s aware that he faces no easy task, but Ben Sulayem is sure that his and his team’s vast experience and knowledge of the discipline can help ensure it of a positive future.
Take a listen to this fascinating interview, and let us know your thoughts on Ben Sulayem’s pledges and the future of rallying in the comments section below.