World Rally Championship-2

The FIA World Rally Championship-2 or WRC-2 (formerly known as Super 2000 World Rally Championship or S-WRC), is a companion rally series to the World Rally Championship, and is driven on the same stages. WRC-2 is limited to production-based cars homologated under the Super 2000, N4, R5 rules. The series began in 2010 and split the Production World Rally Championship (P-WRC), which was previously open to both Super 2000 and Group N4 cars, into two separate competitions, both of which received their own FIA titles. There was also a World Rally Championship Cup for Teams within the S-WRC but this was discontinued after 2010. From 2013, WRC-2 replaced S-WRC.[1][2]

World Rally Championship-2
CategoryGroup R5
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2013
Tire suppliersM, P
Drivers' championFinland Kalle Rovanperä
Co-Drivers' championFinland Jonne Halttunen
Constructors' championCzech Republic Škoda
Official websitewww.wrc.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

World Rally Championship-2 ProEdit

The World Rally Championship-2 Pro class was created in 2018 and introduced in 2019 as a means of encouraging manufacturer-supported entries to join the category.[3] The Pro class will be open to manufacturer entries competing in cars built to R5 specifications and teams permitted to enter two crews per event. Pro class entries must contest a minimum of eight rallies, including one outside Europe. Only the eight best results will contribute to the Pro class championship.[4]

ModelsEdit

 
Fiat Grande Punto Abarth S2000, one of the most popular Super 2000 rally cars

The following Super 2000 rally cars are currently in production and eligible to compete in SWRC:

The following cars are going or are built under the R5 rules or RRC (Regional Race Car) rules:

The following cars are built under the R4 or N4 rules and will be eligible to enter WRC-2 and the Production Cup:

CalendarEdit

From 2010 to 2012(as S-WRC), there are 10 qualifying rallies for the new series, and at the time of registration entrants must nominate seven rallies, including two outside Europe, in which to score points. The S-WRC is in addition to the WRC Cup for S2000 Teams, which was announced earlier in the year. The S-WRC Teams cup was scrapped from 2011 onwards.

From 2013 there is no fixed calendar. The teams can participate in any round of the season with the requirement that teams must contest at least seven events, with their best six results from the first seven events they enter being counted towards their final points tally.

ResultsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Year Champion Car 2nd place Car 3rd place Car
WRC-2 Pro
2019   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5   Mads Østberg Citroën C3 R5   Gus Greensmith Ford Fiesta R5
WRC-2
2019   Pierre-Louis Loubet Škoda Fabia R5   Kajetan Kajetanowicz Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
Škoda Fabia R5
  Benito Guerra Jr. Škoda Fabia R5
2018   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5   Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5
2017   Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5   Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta R5   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5
2016   Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia R5   Teemu Suninen Škoda Fabia R5   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta R5
2015   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC
Škoda Fabia R5
  Yuriy Protasov Ford Fiesta RRC   Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia R5
2014   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC   Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta R5   Lorenzo Bertelli Ford Fiesta RRC
Ford Fiesta R5
2013   Robert Kubica Citroen DS3 RRC   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Ford Fiesta RRC   Yuriy Protasov Subaru Impreza STi
Ford Fiesta RRC
Ford Fiesta R5
S-WRC
2012   Craig Breen Ford Fiesta S2000   Per-Gunnar Andersson Proton Satria Neo S2000   Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RRC
2011   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta S2000   Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta S2000
2010   Xavier Pons Ford Fiesta S2000   Patrik Sandell Škoda Fabia S2000   Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta S2000

StatisticsEdit

Round winsEdit

Updated after 2020 Rally Mexico.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The Fiesta R5 is completely brand new model based on facelifted production model - Fiesta ST.
  2. ^ Although this car is built under the RRC rules, Prodrive still uses the S2000 label for this car.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://openpaddock.net/2012/09/28/rally-exciting-changes-in-wrc-for-2013/
  2. ^ https://www.nesterallyfinland.fi/in-english/news-archive/exciting-changes-for-2013-wrc/
  3. ^ Herrero, Daniel (13 October 2018). "Australia remains finale on 2019 WRC calendar". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  4. ^ Evans, David (6 December 2018). "FIA reveals more details of WRC support structure in 2019". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^ RallySport Magazine – S2000 Fiestas nearly ready to roll
  6. ^ Skoda starts S2000 testing. | WRC News | Crash.Net
  7. ^ Rally : A new Proton Super 2000? – PROTON WRC – Rally-Live.com
  8. ^ Evans, David (31 May 2017). "Citroen starting from scratch with WRC2 car". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  9. ^ Proton Iriz R5 ewrc-results.com
  10. ^ Evans, David (17 May 2017). "Proton set for WRC return in 2018 with new Iriz R5". Autosport.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  11. ^ Evans, David (24 April 2017). "Volkswagen Polo WRC to run with a privateer for first time". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 25 April 2017.

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