1997: The tides of change

In 1997 an all-new generation of car was introduced to the WRC – the World Rally Car. The arrival of the World Rally Car in 1997 changed the face of the sport. All these cars won at WRC level in 1987, the first year Group A ran as world rallying’s main category. But these cars were a far cry from what had gone just months before them. It was January 1997 when a new dawn broke over the FIA World Rally Championship as the exciting new World Rally Car era was … As a set of regulations, the World Rally Car has worked brilliantly.

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