Tommi Makinen has suggested the shortening of special stages in WRC rallies so that the total competitive sections total at most 250 km, but still the keeping same number of stages. Today's WRC cars are capable of 450-500 km in between re-builds, which would allow the cars to complete 2 rallies in between rebuilds. At present, rallies such as Mexico requires cars to be shipped to Europe for rebuilds and shipped back to Argentina for the next round. If the cars could complete both rallies without re-build in between these rounds, the savings would be considerable.

The shorter stages would mean that the tyres would last the competitive stages at full song, without having to manage tyres, which he believes would improve the spectacle for fans.


He also suggested running the stages over two days instead of three.