The Peugeot 307 WRC is a rally car based on the Peugeot 307 with World Rally Car homologation. It was built by Peugeot to participate in the World Rally Championship in the official team, the Peugeot World Rally Team.
The first problem the engineers encountered was a regulatory issue. The FIA regulations spoke of saloons, in relation to the origin of the cars homologated as WRC, so Peugeot had to obtain the approval of the other brands competing in the world championship and the FIA itself. After getting the go-ahead, the engineers got to work.
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In addition, through a statement, the championship organization confirmed that the three brands have guaranteed their continuity in the World Rally Championship; they will participate from 2022 in the historic change that will involve the use of hybrid technology. The above with a combination of an electric motor and the current combustion engine.
“The agreement includes an equal contribution from the FIA and the manufacturers to the costs of the development of the new technology; which will have a strong focus on sustainability, safety and cost management,” assured the championship organization.
“It is no exaggeration to say that the introduction of sustainable hybrid technology for the WRC’s premier category marks one of the biggest milestones in the history of the sport. It is only logical that such a major progression is welcome in the championship’s 50th anniversary season,” said WRC promoter Jona Siebel.
World Rally Championship 2022
While the FIA has confirmed that the next generation of Rally1 mounts will be able to compete universally from 2022, the governing body will retain controls over who starts rounds of the World Rally Championship at the highest level.
Prior to the introduction of the 2017-spec cars, there was talk of the FIA superlicense needed to compete in Formula 1 and also to be able to compete in a WRC. In the end, that was vetoed in favor of all WRC entries requiring FIA approval.
While the FIA has become more lenient since 2017, its rallying director, Yves Matton, says there will still be an approval process for a seat at the top table of world rallying. “There is no superlicense, there is just a rule that says the FIA has to give the final go-ahead to allow someone to drive this type of car,” Matton told DirtFish.
Wrc rally 2022
The FIA has published the 2014 WRC World Rally Championship Calendar, which will consist of a total of 13 rounds. The calendar has been approved by the governing body of motor racing at the last meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
With the first round of the season in mid-January, the Monte Carlo Rally will kick off the 2014 WRC. Sweden and Mexico will follow the iconic Monegasque event on February 9 and March 9, respectively. In April, Portugal will be the fourth round of the competition.
Rally Argentina will be held on May 11, 2014, followed by Rally Italy in early June. The next event of the calendar replaces the Acropolis Rally of Greece, in this case, will be the Rally of Poland to be held in late June, which will include a day in Lithuania.