The FIA has confirmed it will run a drivers' title for the new Super 2000 World Rally Championship next season. Initially, the award was set to run solely for manufacturers, but that has now been altered to reflect driver involvement.
A statement from today's World Motor Sport Council meeting confirmed that the drivers must contest at least seven of the 10 rounds. This title is in addition to the WRC Cup for Super 2000 teams.
Today's Monaco meeting also confirmed all new homologations of Super 2000 cars from 2011 onward must be fitted with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. Super 2000 cars homologated prior to 2011 – and conventional Group N cars – will be legal to run in the 2011 WRC.