The WRC’s young talent series, formerly called the WRC Academy. It is open to drivers aged 28 and under (born on or after 1 January 1987) who compete in identical two-wheel drive, Citroën DS 3 R3-MAX cars. The 2015 calendar comprises seven rounds of the WRC and drivers must nominate six to score points towards the final championship standings.
A service period that takes place away from the service park at an outside location. Only parts carried in the rally car itself can be changed.
To limit engine output to around 300bhp, the FIA requires all WRC-specification engines to be fitted with a 33mm diameter inlet restrictor which limits the flow of fuel/air to the combustion chambers. Without a restrictor, engines would produce more than 500bhp.
A set of instructions and route maps issued to each crew by rally organisers.
Sometimes called a liaison section, this is the public road which links the special stages, service points and parc fermé. Drivers must obey all applicable traffic laws on road sections.
A structure of high carbon steel tubes welded inside the passenger compartment designed to keep the driver and co-driver safe in an impact or roll-over.
The order in which competitors tackle the stages. The running order (also called the start order) for the opening two days is determined by the drivers’ championship standings, with the leader going first. On day three, crews tackle the stages in the rally classification reversed – with the leader going last. This seeding applies to Priority 1 and 2 drivers only. Priority 1 cars that retire and restart the next day run before all the P1 and P2 crews.