The new Africa Rally Championship (ARC) points scoring system seems to be making a bigger impact than just strengthening the competition.
The new system will require drivers to finish in the top ten positions from an event to qualify for ARC points. A crew shall score points for the position they finish in.
Because of the new system, Burundi’s Valery Bukera has decided to end his six-years ARC break and join this year’s contention.
“The points system is one of the reasons I am coming back. The former system was good for regularity, the new one is better for speed.”
“You get the points depending on your overall positions hence calling for worth competition,” he told Kawowo Sports.
Bukera featured in the 2009 ARC and later in 2011 were he finished fourth overall.
The Burundian is set to kick off his charge in the Kenya Safari Rally next month.
“I am not so sure yet whether to take on all the remaining rounds or not, but am starting with Safari Rally,” he said.
Bukera will have country-mate Nital Khetia as co-driver in the Subaru Impreza N12.