World Rally Championship-2
|2018 World Rally Championship|
|Classes of competition|
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 discontiniued after 2010. From 2013, WRC-2 replaced S-WRC.
The following Super 2000 rally cars are currently in production and eligible to compete in SWRC:
- Fiat Grande Punto Abarth S2000
- Ford Fiesta S2000
- Peugeot 207 S2000
- Škoda Fabia S2000
- Toyota Auris S2000
- Volkswagen Polo S2000
- MG ZR S2000
- Opel Corsa S2000
- Proton Satria Neo S2000
The following cars are going or are built under the R5 rules or RRC (Regional Race Car) rules:
- Citroën DS3 R5
- Citroën DS3 RRC
- Citroën C3 R5
- Ford Fiesta RRC
- Ford Fiesta R5
- Hyundai i20 R5
- Mini John Cooper Works S2000
- Peugeot 208 T16 R5
- Proton Iriz R5
- Škoda Fabia R5
- Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
The following cars are built under the R4 or N4 rules and will be eligible to enter WRC-2 and the Production Cup:
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.
- Updated after 2018 Wales Rally GB.
- The Fiesta R5 is completely brand new model based on facelifted production model - Fiesta ST.
- Although this car is built under the RRC rules, Prodrive still uses the S2000 label for this car.
- RallySport Magazine – S2000 Fiestas nearly ready to roll
- Skoda starts S2000 testing. | WRC News | Crash.Net
- Rally : A new Proton Super 2000? – PROTON WRC – Rally-Live.com
- Evans, David (31 May 2017). "Citroen starting from scratch with WRC2 car". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
- Proton Iriz R5 ewrc-results.com
- Evans, David (17 May 2017). "Proton set for WRC return in 2018 with new Iriz R5". Autosport.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- Evans, David (24 April 2017). "Volkswagen Polo WRC to run with a privateer for first time". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 25 April 2017.