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WORLD MOTOR SPORT COUNCIL
22.03.2006

The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 22 March, 2006. The following decisions were taken:


FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship Sporting Regulations were accepted and will be published in full on 23 March 2006.

The 2008 Sporting Regulations have three objectives:

• to reduce the cost of competing;
• to improve the sporting spectacle; and
• to maintain and, where possible, improve current safety standards.

Entries for the 2008 Championship will open on 24 March 2006 and close on 31 March 2006.

The FIA will then begin a series of meetings with the teams which enter the 2008 Championship in order to finalise the regulations for 2008. The regulations which affect the design of the cars must be finalised before 30 June 2006 to give the competing teams sufficient time to design and develop their 2008 cars. The regulations not affecting the design of the cars can be modified at any point up to the start of the 2008 season.

A regulation can be modified following a majority vote of the Sporting Working Group, consisting of one senior representative from each team, and ratification by the Formula One Commission and the World Motor Sport Council.


WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Shekhar Mehta was appointed acting chairman for the World Rally Championship Commission pending the appointment a new permanent incumbent.

As part of the specific conditions for the participation of a Manufacturer 2, that manufacturer must inform the FIA of the names of the two drivers nominated for the purpose of scoring points no later than five weeks prior to the start of the Rally concerned.


GT

The Royal Automobile Club of Belgium will hold a test day at Spa on Wednesday 5 July 2006 in preparation for the Spa 24 Hours event. The event, which will feature rounds of the 2006 FIA GT Championship and GT3 European Championship, is scheduled for 30 July 2006.

In GT3, for 2006 only, the maximum number of teams per manufacturer is three, with a maximum of nine cars. If a manufacturer is represented with fewer than six cars, none of the cars from that manufacturer can score points in the championship.


CALENDAR

The 2006 FIA European Touring Car Cup event will be held at Estoril on
22 October 2006.

The Calendar for the 2006 FIA GT Championship is amended as follows:

FIA GT CHAMPIONSHIP
07-May GB Silverstone
28-May CZ Brno
02-July D Oschersleben
30-July B 24h Spa-Francorchamps
03-September F Dijon
17-September I Mugello
01-October RO Bucarest**
15 October* I Adria**
17-November UAE Dubai

* Subject to the ASN’s confirmation
** Subject to the FIA homologation of the circuit


FIA GT3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
07-May GB Silverstone
02-Jul D Oschersleben
30-Jul B 24h Spa-Francorchamps
03-Sep F Dijon
17-Sep I Mugello



The WMSC also approved calendars for a number of international series and national championships with foreign events.
 
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